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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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Christmas Baking: Pepparkakor

Now that we’re over half-way through November, I feel like I can step up my Christmas preparations. Not the Christmas crafting – that’s all long been underway – but the other preparations. The choosing of festive foods that don’t require ordering. Getting a Christmas tree (although that probably won’t be for another week or so).… Continue reading Christmas Baking: Pepparkakor

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Recipe: Simple Vegan Lemon Fairy Cakes

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday [aka Pancake Day or Mardi Gras], the day on which, traditionally, all the eggs and butter are used up before the Lenten fast begins. For those of you observing it properly, I salute you, and offer this simple vegan recipe for fairy cakes to help see you through. Unless you feel… Continue reading Recipe: Simple Vegan Lemon Fairy Cakes