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Trench Cake

Trench Cake

Not the most appealing of names for a cake I will admit! I saw this recipe in this week’s Waitrose Weekend, and thought it looked worth a try, especially as I had all the ingredients. It is part of an initiative spear-headed by Francis Quinn, of Great British Bake Off fame, encouraging bakers to recreate … Continue reading

Elderflower and Almond Cake

Elderflower and Almond Cake

It’s been a while since I blogged a Make, and I apologise. My sewing machine is STILL away being serviced. I would get very cross, but everytime I ring up for a progress report, I get a very sweet, very elderly sounding lady on the phone, and it just feels wrong to go mad at … Continue reading

Lumberjack Cake

Lumberjack Cake

What an awesome name for a cake! I was all out of cake inspiration the other day, and was flicking through a River Cottage Baking supplement that came with a newspaper a while back, and stumbled across it. It’s delicious! And *reasonably* healthy. Well, there is fruit in it… This is what you need for … Continue reading

And then he was 3…

And then he was 3…

Crikey, SmallSmall is 3! How did that happen?! Even though the official Make Do and Mend Year has finished, we are still very much living by the ethos of it. So in keeping with that, SmallSmall had some ‘Pre-loved’ presents from the charity shop (and he was none the wiser!) Even my brother and his … Continue reading

Stir Up Sunday

Tomorrow is Stir Up Sunday, and the day that, traditionally, Christmas puds are made. We still have a put tucked away from last year, and I am going to take a chance that there was enough booze in there for it to keep for a year 😉 So, tomorrow I am making the Christmas cake. … Continue reading

Not such a Gooseberry Fool this time…

Not such a Gooseberry Fool this time…

Following on from our Gooseberry raid on our next door neighbour’s garden, and my slightly less than successful Gooseberry jam making, I appealed to the good people of the Twittersphere for other gooseberry recipes. This one came from @ABInBalance, who is very lovely, and as well as giving me this recipe, also gave me lots … Continue reading

Cake Balls!

This is another post that got lost in the big Drafts file. You can tell by all the references to Easter… But I am on a mission to get ahead with the blog so I can have a screen-free week away with the family (more on this to come!) so I’m not going to look … Continue reading

Chocolate orange cake

Chocolate orange cake

Today is my Dad’s birthday! Happy Birthday Daddy! We were supposed to be going out for a family meal at the weekend (until we were all struck down with the lurgy…) so, he needed a cake. My Dad is a fan of Chocolate Oranges. Or maybe actually he isn’t. It may be one of those … Continue reading

My Make Do and Mend Birthday

My Make Do and Mend Birthday

This weekend was a busy one, and saw me celebrate my 30 something birthday! I wasn’t really sure what to expect, as with the greatest respect to my lovely hubby, I am generally the ‘maker’. He is most excellent at fixing, and making do, but doesn’t very often venture in to making. But I needn’t … Continue reading