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Following on from last week’s column I am relieved and happy to report back that my Game of Thrones themed cake was a success. It’s always a worry that something is going to go wrong, and disaster will strike at the last minute when making a cake for something special. In Pre-Bake Off days I […]

Christmas Cake Recipe

It is here once again, we are into November and it is time to get the big mixing bowls out for the Christmas Cake. I know that not everyone is a fan, but I am! It's a tradition to make at least one cake. My mam used to make a round one; royal icing peaked [...]

Rhubarb and Custard Crumble Cake

This is a recipe given to me by Terry Harthill my Bake Off friend. I tweaked it here and there. It is delicious. I demonstrated this recipe at the Wakefield Rhubarb Festival Yesterday. Roast Rhubarb 600 gram pink rhubarb 2 Tbs caster sugar Custard 4 Egg Yolks 30g caster sugar 25g cornflour 350ml milk 1 […]

Rhubarb Relish

Yesterday I was making a very quick rhubarb relish in the Demo tent at Wakefield’s annual Rhubarb Festival. I made a quick Soda Bread and a mackerel pate to make a full lunch or supper dish. Ingredients 1 Cup runny honey Half cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce 1 thumb sized piece […]

Vegan Chickpea Curry

This is a quick curry that is perfect for a speedy dinner. Great on its own or with rice, chips, or – like I have included here – a quick pan fried naan bread. I developed this speedy store cupboard recipe for the NEC Caravan, Camping and Motorhome show live food demo. Ingredients (serves 4) […]