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Rachel Allen, Fairy Cakes and Me.

A single serving of light, buttery loveliness.  A simple yet elusive delight. Sponge cakes were first detailed as a recipe in the 1615 book of The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman by English poet and author Gervase Markham.  Things have moved on a little since then! Perhaps […]

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Orange and Almond Cake

Sweet and sticky with a beautiful nutty flavour laced with orange and cinnamon.  This is a really impressive cake which simply develops the basic sponge recipe and elevates it to a massive crowd pleaser.  Orange and almond is a great combination and has a real taste of the Mediterranean. Making an orange and cinnamon syrup to be poured […]

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