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    A Very British Tea Cake

    Tea Cakes mean different things to different people, depending on where you come from. In Britain it’s even more confusing, because there are 2 different types; one with a shortbread base, topped with a marshmallow dome and covered in a thin layer of chocolate, which are more than an ickle bit scrummy. But they are quite tricky to make, and are best left to the amazing people at Tunnocks to do them justice (other Tea Cake manufacturers are available, but Tunnocks Teacakes are just awesome!). So, that leaves the Tea Cakes that are made from a yeast based dough, are best sliced in half, toasted and slathered with butter. Some…

  • Cakes,  Classic Combo

    Classic Combo No. 1: Banana and Toffee

    Some things are good together. They’re classic combinations because they go together. You can’t get away from it. Its a fact…..some things, well they just work…like: Strawberries and Cream Rhubard and Custard Laurel and Hardy Cheese and Pickle Chocolate and Raspberry Starsky and Hutch Ham and Mustard Tea and Cake Peanut Butter and Jelly (for the American Readers) Morecambe and Wise……to name just a few….. Each and every one works ok on its own, but is soooooo much better with it partner. And not because I say so, I’m sure it’s actually the law or something. So to celebrate these great partnerships, and prove why they are so good together,…