• 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,…

  • Cakes,  Recipes - tried and tested

    Is being a Domestic Goddess Hereditary?

    It came as a big shock to me, when I was a teenager, to discover that people regularly eat shop bought cake! Seriously…..I was genuinely surprised!! My Mum, and my Nan before her, always cooked and baked! Chips from the chippy were a treat for me, as was a fishfinger sandwich on sliced white bread, and this wasn’t because we were food snobs, but because we always had home-cooked food….Sunday roasts, casseroles, soups, layer cakes, scones, savoury pies, home-baked bread, cupcakes, lemon meringue pie, the list is endless! I believe there are a few reasons for this…. my Nan and Grampy had a smallholding with chickens, a pig, and crops,…