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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…

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    A Very British Cake – Tea Loaf

    Well, today I have been officially told I have a clean kitchen. As I sell cakes, I have to register my kitchen with the local council. And this lunchtime was the moment I’ve been holding my breathe waiting to happen – the Environmental Health Officer was due to call!! Da da daaaaaa!!!! I know my kitchen is clean. Every cupboard is spotless, the fan in the oven doesn’t dare breathe too heavily through fear of making a mess and the fridge practically squeaks by itself its so clean, but still I’ve had nightmares about today!! The possible scenarios I have thought of: – A rogue cat wanders in when I…