Recreating childhood memories

This is a ginger fluff.  An unusual name for a cake but it is the cake that my mother-in-law used to bake.  Her cakes were delicious. Our elder daughter was recently visiting us and she asked me if I had Granma’s recipe.  Unfortunately I didn’t but that didn’t prevent her from finding a recipe on…

I have issues with spring-form tins. . . .

Many, many years ago I made a sponge cake using two spring-form tins.  The cakes baked beautifully but when I unfastened the spring-form tin, somehow the hot ring slid down onto my arm and naturally I jumped.  The cake also jumped out of my hand, I just happened to be at the sink at the…

A muffin recipe that didn’t work

This looks good enough to eat? I thought so but the actual taste is not so good.  When I was making the muffins, my husband commented on the amount of oil that was going into the recipe and I told him that most of my muffin recipes use a fair amount of oil.  Well with…

A dad Cake.

Many years ago my husband made this cake for the first time and it was a great success.  He has made it a few times since but it is many years since he last made it.  We were discussing the loveliness of this cake when we were staying with my younger daughter and she reminded…

Hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.

This illustration is from the book Popular Nursery Rhymes : Mother Goose Rhymes with explanations and illustrations. Edited by Jennifer Mullherin and published by Granada. ISBN 0246114924 I don’t have a  very good memory but I think this is the first time I have made hot cross buns.  I know both of my daughters have made…