Recipe – Savoy Biscuits

Savoy Biscuits or Lady Finger cakes can be eaten alone - with a cup of tea - or used as the sponge in a trifle.  Remember we made a trifle with trifle sponges broken into pieces well you can use these if you like instead.  There are softer and soak up the alcohol better or …

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Recipe – Toad In The Hole

For all you British people out there and those who like British food, we have here a traditional dish.  Toad in the Hole is Yorkshire pudding batter poured round sausages, baked in the oven and usually served with an onion gravy.  It uses a Yorkshire Pudding batter and you can use any sausages you like …

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Recipe – Cream Cheese Puffs

Cream cheese puffs are made from Choux pastry, which we made last year when we did the chocolate eclairs.  Oven needs to be hot 220 C, 425 F  Gas Mark 7 with a tray of water in the bottom.  Two greased baking sheets run under water just before putting the puffs on.   You will …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  Time to start bringing out the shamrocks, green decorations, and traditional Irish recipes (Irish soda bread, anyone?), it’s St. Patrick’s Day once again! In the US, people wear green, go to pubs, attend parades, and make corned beef and cabbage. In Northern Ireland and Ireland, it’s an entirely different story. It’s a public holiday …

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Recipe – Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake again?  You ask.  Well there are a number of recipes for chocolate but this one is a favourite of my dentist and we had an appointment the other day.  The dental nurses had given up chocolate for Lent but cocoa powder is not chocolate so the opinion was that a chocolate cake made …

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March – Teas Of The Month

Welcome back to our Tea of the Month! For the month of March 2016, we are featuring assam teas. It is a dark, full bodied tea that is grown in the well known Indian region of Assam. The tea is known for it’s malty flavor and is excellent with milk and sugar, or good without, …

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Recipe – Almond Slices

When the local Church has a sale or a fete they always ask, 'any cake donated will be greatly appreciated'  I usually make a Victoria sponge, but sometimes I make this tray bake Almond Slice.  It is always popular.       You will need: 4 oz sweet short crust pastry (4 oz flour 2 …

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Saint David’s Day

I admit that in recent years, I began to hear a lot more about the country of Wales. It is located just southwest of Great Britain and while a majority of the nation speaks English, Wales has a language of its own (Welsh). The country even has several tea companies like Glengettie tea, Murroughs Welsh …

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