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Strawberry and Orange Drizzle cake with a piece removed.
Cakes, Desserts

Strawberry and Orange Drizzle Cake

This Strawberry and Orange Drizzle Cake was described by one of the ladies that works in the tearooms as ‘a slice of sunshine on your plate’ and is one of my alternatives to the classic Lemon Drizzle Cake. I have two other Lemon Drizzle alternatives – Raspberry and Lemon Drizzle Cake […]

Two slices of toast spread with lemon curd
Jam and Spreads

Lemon Curd

For my Lemon Cake recipe last time I included a shop bought Lemon Curd. I use this for my Lemon Cake in the tea rooms, mainly because it has a longer shelf-life than a homemade one. If I have the time though I always like to make my own homemade […]

Slice of Lemon Cake on plate with lemons in background.
Cakes, Desserts

Lemon Cake

My Lemon Cake is another popular cake in the tea rooms and I have received many compliments for it. It is an especially lemony lemon cake as I douse the sponge layers in lemon syrup. Use Butter for the Lemon Cake Do use butter to make this lemon cake – […]

Whole Strawberry Meringue Gateau on a serving plate

Strawberry Meringue Gateau

In June and July British strawberries are at their best so now is the time I like to make my Strawberry Meringue Gateau in the tea rooms. As I write this Wimbledon is on too so it’s a doubly perfect time to try this very popular dessert. It’s also quite […]

Rhubarb and Ginger Scones cut in half spread with clotted cream and ginger preserve with stick of rhubarb and bowl of crystallised ginger.
Scones, Sweet Scones

Rhubarb and Ginger Scones

I love rhubarb and these Rhubarb and Ginger Scones were inspired by one of my favourite puddings – Rhubarb Crumble. Rhubarb is in season so after snapping up as much as I could manage from my local supermarket and making my crumble I still had some left over. I’m always […]