Panforte- The Great British Bake Off Christmas.

Friday 22nd December 2017. Panforte is a traditional Italian delicacy which is usually eaten with coffee after a meal. It is full of dried fruit, nuts and spices and baked in the oven on rice paper. A little piece goes a long way as it is very rich. I had tried some Panforte one Christmas…

Eccles Cakes.

   A few weeks ago when I was watching The Great British Bake Off my hubby said to me that a lot of bakes he finds far too sweet and sickly. As someone with a sweet tooth I found this difficult to understand. Although I do find as I’m getting older my taste buds are…

Empire Biscuits on The Isle of Mull.

Over May half term week my family went on holiday to the Isle of Mull. It’s a place very special to  me and to my hubby.  We had loved trips to the island before we met, he watched the Isle of Mull Rally which takes place every October and I had been to Mull a couple of…

Dorset Apple Cake

I’m still catching up on all my blog posts and realised I had made this cake over three weeks ago for the Clandestine Cake Club VCake Event which was called “Regional Cakes”.  As I am originally from Nottinghamshire I wanted to find something that reflected my home county’s heritage.  This was easier said than done.  When…

Harrogate Sponge Cake

August 1st is Yorkshire Day!  I know it’s nearly two weeks ago now but I’ve not had chance to update my blog as I’ve been away.  I was really excited to take part in Yorkshire Day as part of my role as organiser for York Clandestine Cake Club by holding a special event sponsored by…

Welsh Baking

At half term week we had a holiday in Ceredigion, West Wales where we stayed in a lovely holiday cottage in New Quay.   We stayed in Forget Me Not Cottage which we rented from West Wales Cottages, a traditional cottage which was beautifully decorated and well equipped. This was our fourth visit to Wales…