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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 […]


Sacher Torte

Next up on the baking front is Sacher Torte.  This is a ‘cake’ which originated in Vienna and I first tasted it in the Savoy Restaurant in Prague.  As an aside, if you are ever in Prague a visit to Savoy Restaurant is very worthwhile.  The food is very good and the restaurant has a […]


Cherry Tomato and Basil Focaccia

Having reached a certain point now, in my baking, I decided that I should invest in a stand mixer, and decided upon a KitchenAid device.  Having bought it I thought I would try a recipe from the KitchenAid website, and settled upon a savoury bake, Cherry Tomato and Basil Focaccia. Happily it all turned out […]


Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins was a request from my niece who had eaten them some years before, from a mix available in Canada.  However we were unable to find such a mix in the UK, so I searched for an appropriate recipe, online.  I found one that looked very interesting at Joy of baking .Although I show the […]


Gingerbread cake – with orange icing

I love gingerbread and searched for a recipe that I thought might be easy, but still taste good.  I found a great recipe, which I reproduce below, from BBC Food.  A link to the recipe on that site is here . As an aside I do recommend BBC Food and also BBC Good Food as a source of many […]