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Chocolate Victoria Sponge Cake

A Victoria Sponge, or Victoria Sandwich is a very popular cake in the UK.  It is one of my favourites, when baked correctly, as it has a lovely lightness to the sponge and a very tasty jam and buttercream filling.  I made one such cake which turned out well, but I then went one step […]

Pies, Tarts

Tarte Au Citron

For my next bake I went back to some French recipes to find one that matched what I expected from a Tarte au citron.  This lovely lemony tart is just perfect with some whipped cream.  The pastry is a light, sweet shortcrust one, that can be difficult to roll, if over or under worked.  But […]

Pies, Tarts

Courgette and Chickpea Filo Pie

Let’s get any confusion out of the way right from the start.  Courgettes are known in some countries, such as USA as Zucchini, which I guess is of Italian derivation.  In the UK we use the French name courgette.   This is another recipe from Nigella’s website.  I usually try to use those recipes that […]


Madeira Loaf

Almost everybody knows Madeira cake.  A nice, simple cake that goes so well with a good cup of tea.  It is almost impossible to get this cake wrong.  Mine turned out nicely, though I have no photo to share.  As if I need to repeat myself, I didn’t realise I was going to start this […]


Orange Loaf Cake

The third loaf cake in my baking blitz was Orange Loaf Cake.  This is quite a simple cake, with a very nice flavour, just enough orange to make it interesting, but not overpowering. Like an idiot I failed to take any photo of this loaf, or indeed, the next one.  So I will have to […]

Bread, Cakes

Sticky Malt Loaf

I had a baking blitz a few weeks back, baking 4 different loaves in a single day.  The first of which is a Sticky Malt Loaf.  For those who know, and love the Soreen malt loaf this is not like that.  But it is certainly most delicious, and its stickiness increases day by day. I […]


Yummy Scrummy Carrot Cake

This is another recipe where I didn’t think to photograph the result, but I can assure you the recipe is spot on and the resultant cake was simply perfect.  I heartily recommend making this, it is easy to make and even easier to eat. The recipe is from the BBC Good Food website and was […]


Medovnik – Honey Cake

Medovnik is the Czech word for a wonderful honey cake.  It is time consuming to make, and quite complicated to assemble.  But it is well worth it, as it tastes wonderful.  I have eaten it many times in Prague, you can buy a slice in any Cukrana, or indeed whole cakes. As with all my […]