There are many tea recipes which are quick and easy to make, including today’s recipe, Eccles Cakes. Not really a cake, but a puff pastry pocket filled with currants and mixed peel. If you are a stickler for tradition, this is a great recipe to give authenticity to your tea … [Read more...] about Scrummy Eccles Cakes
Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated across the United Kingdom marking the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up English Parliament on November 5, 1605. Parkin holds court as traditional favorite for Guy Fawkes Day in the UK. Guy was from Yorkshire, hence the name. It is a moist … [Read more...] about The Amazing Flavours of Yorkshire Parkin
Garden cake historically was a thrifty way to use vegetables in creative ways in times of food shortage. My version is lower in fat and sugar. Actually, not a bad way to get your kids to eat their veggies and is a lovely cake to offer at your next garden party. … [Read more...] about Gorgeous Garden Cake
My favorite use for ripe bananas is in breads. I adapted this Edwardian banana bread recipe in which clever cooks used cooked pumpkin to provide bulk to the bread without affecting the flavour of the loaf. It still tastes like banana. I have adjusted the recipe to cut the fat and … [Read more...] about Edwardian Pumpkin Banana Bread
The phrase "Imitation is the sincerest of flattery", is credited to Charles Caleb Colton, in Lacon: or, Many things in few words in 1820. Downton Abbey has certainly seen its share of tributes as well as parodies, such as Downton Arby's, Downton Sixby circulating on the web, … [Read more...] about “Life IS Downton Abbey”. What a gem..or is that muffin?