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Piece of fruit cake on a plate
Cakes

The Best Old Fashioned Fruit Cake

The old fashioned fruit cake we make for the tea rooms definitely satisfies a comfort food craving. The dried and glacé fruits are simmered with sherry, butter and sugar until they are plump and glistening, making a moist rich fruit cake. A slice of old fashioned fruit cake with a […]

Four ginger nut biscuits on a plate
Biscuits

Homemade Gingernut Biscuits

This week I have been making gingernut biscuits – I had to make six batches of biscuits before I was happy with my recipe. My daughter and her family have been taste testing all week. It’s a good job they all love gingernuts! Gingernuts are an old fashioned favourite and […]

Four chocolate digestive biscuits on a blue flowered patterned plate
Biscuits

The Best Homemade Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

When I asked my grandaughter which biscuit was her favourite she said chocolate digestive biscuits. I wasn’t surprised as the chocolate digestive is the UK’s favourite biscuit. I checked out the supermarket but couldn’t find a brand that didn’t include palm oil in its ingredients. Even McVities, the makers of […]

Handmade oatcakes on a wooden board with some cheeses and grapes
Biscuits

Homemade Oatcakes

The decorations have been taken down, the leftover food has been eaten, the thankyou letters have been written and we are already well into the new year and back in our usual routines. Part of my routine is starting the day with a mug of strong Assam tea and some […]

Close up of Cornish Aromatic Apple Cake from above
Cakes

Cornish Aromatic Apple Cake

This week my friend Margaret gave me some apples from her garden. They were a variety I hadn’t heard of before, Cornish Aromatic. They have a firm fresh flavour with a hint of pineapple. The skin is quite rough and dry so they need to be peeled to use in […]