Having not made a Battenberg cake in a long time, I felt it time to re-visit this very firm favourite of mine. This time I went for the wonderful flavours of lime and ginger: two ingredients that go so well together. Advertisements
The power of baking in evoking happy memories of childhood is one of the many reasons baking is such an addiction for me; a Battenberg cake never fails to transport me back to being a child again, when slices of Battenberg were handed out as a real teatime treat.
This is a return to the classic Battenberg, a cake that is right up there in my list of top 5 cakes.
When I make a Battenberg cake I usually I go for a coffee and walnut one: my favourite cake flavours! This time, though, I’ve gone for orange and dark chocolate.
My rich chocolate loaf cake with a kick of coffee and the crunch of fabulous walnuts: a combination that makes what I think is a perfect tea-time treat!
Recipe categories Finger food Starters, salads & soups Tarts & pies Brunch, lunch & mains Room for dessert Tea-time treats Biscuits Macarons A slice or two of cake Bread – including sourdough Viennoiserie: croissants & related pastries Preserves Home-made dairy Home-made chocolates & sweets I have graded the recipes as Easy (E), Medium (M) or … Continue reading “Recipe index”
Cake should be eaten without any hint of guilt whatsover. Even when wanting another slice….. This post gives key tips for making several types of cake successfully, along with recipes for cakes and icings, troubleshooting and general ideas for decorating. I have also given the quantities needed to make a Victoria Sandwich cake for different … Continue reading “Tips for making & decorating cakes”
A marvellous institution in itself, you do not need a reason to justify taking Afternoon Tea: wonderfully indulgent, it is one of the most pleasurable ways to spend what should be several unrushed hours, allowing gasps of excitement to escape out as both sweet and savoury goodies are presented.
NB: The pictures on this page are of my bakes, any of which would work well for Afternoon Tea. Most of the recipes (often my twist on classics) can be found on this website, with other recipes being added stage by stage. However, please do ask me if you are searching for a recipe and cannot find it. … Continue reading “Afternoon Tea”