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Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Victoria Sandwich

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s this: Always Start Simple. With this in mind, the first recipe I thought to try from Mrs Crocombe’s recipe book was for her Victoria sponge. It’s the sort of cake for which I’ve several recipes, and I have all the ingredients already in the cupboard… Continue reading Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Victoria Sandwich

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Hummingbird: Blueberry Muffins

In a time of crisis, one of the best things to do is to get baking. If nothing else, it’ll use up those things of baking powder and bicarb. that’ve been sitting in your cupboards since forever, and are long out of date. Or is that just me? Anyway, these are excellent breakfast muffins. Or… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Hummingbird: Blueberry Muffins

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Spiced Cranberry Cakes

The first time I made Delia's spiced cranberry cakes I substituted with lingonberry jam, because I had a jar in my cupboard and, looking at my notes, I must have been on some random substitution experiment, because it wasn't the only deviation. As far as I can recall, they tasted sufficiently cake-like - there are… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Spiced Cranberry Cakes

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(Almost) According to Waitrose: Apple and Fudge Muffins

Since our wonderful British apples are in season, and so deliciously so, I'm finding what recipes I can to use them in. Alongside eating them, obviously. But Bramley apples can be a bit sour sometimes for eating. Not that that's stopped me before. This recipe, one of those from a Waitrose recipe-card, is wonderfully seasonal,… Continue reading (Almost) According to Waitrose: Apple and Fudge Muffins