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Boiled Cakes
Boiled Cakes
Boiled cakes are simpler to prepare, quicker to bake and a little lighter than traditional rich fruit cakes. They are often recommended as a last-minute alternative to…...
Classic English Cakes
Classic English Cakes
Nearly every county in England has its own baked speciality, and we’ve chosen three of the classics: Somerset apple cake; Yorkshire parkin; and Dr. Oliver’s Bath buns....
Classic Irish Cakes
Classic Irish Cakes
Guinness and Irish whiskey: you can’t have a page about Irish classic cakes without including these two. But don’t worry if you’re t-total, we’ve got a tea-bread for you!...
Classic Scottish Cakes
Classic Scottish Cakes
For a taste of Scotland, try our shortbread recipe. Our Dundee cake has both tradition and taste, and our Marmalade cake definitely has cut-and-come-again qualities....
Classic Welsh Cakes: Bara Brith, Teisen Lap & Welshcakes
Classic Welsh Cakes: Bara Brith, Teisen Lap & Welshcakes
Rich with fruit and spice, bara brith, teisen lap and welshcakes evoke images of mam cooking, in her warm sweetly-scented kitchen. See for yourself how good they are....
Fruit: Lemon, Apple or Orange Cake
Fruit: Lemon, Apple or Orange Cake
Orange cake, apple cake and lemon cake can all be served simply as an accompaniment to a cup of coffee or dressed up with cream or yogurt as a special dessert...
Making Chocolate Eclairs
Making Chocolate Eclairs
For more than three centuries, chocolate éclairs have been delighting chocophiles all over the world. This elegant pastry creation combines some of our favourite…...
Making The Perfect Carrot Cake
Making The Perfect Carrot Cake
If you're looking for a carrot cake recipe, our perfect carrot cake not only tastes delicious, it has an air of wholesomeness about it that makes you feel it’s…...
Making The Perfect Cheesecake
Making The Perfect Cheesecake
Home-made cheesecake, bursting with good, simple ingredients, bears little resemblance to its frozen supermarket counterpart. Its crunchy biscuity base and rich smooth…...
Making The Perfect Chocolate Cake
Making The Perfect Chocolate Cake
Ask anyone about their idea of a perfect chocolate cake, and you’ll get a different answer. Whichever camp you're in you’ll find a recipe for your idea of perfection…...
Making The Perfect Sponge
Making The Perfect Sponge
The true Victoria sponge is a classic English cake; the low-fat Genoese sponge is versatile. Whichever you choose to try, you’ll find these are perfect sponge cakes....
New Classic Cakes Part 1
New Classic Cakes Part 1
Madeira and cherry are traditional cakes that have both stood the test of time and are worthy of the title of Classic Cake. Re-live your memories!...
New Classic Cakes Part 2
New Classic Cakes Part 2
Some simple recipes for everyday classic fruit cakes that will be enjoyed by all the family....
Scottish Dumpling
Scottish Dumpling
Scottish Dumpling is a traditional pudding, sometimes called cloutie or clootie. The custom is to serve it at Hogmanay or birthdays when silver coins may be hidden in it....
Wild Strawberry and Rose Petal Cake
Wild Strawberry and Rose Petal Cake
This dainty cake evokes summer, cottage gardens and the gentler pleasures of bygone years. It's also a surprisingly healthy option, especially if you make it with low…...
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