• 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,…