Apple & Marmalade cake

Apple & Marmalade Cake – Recipe

Love a bit of cake I do!. This is easy & perfect with a cup of tea! Apple & Marmalade Cake (after River Cottage) Ingredients 100g ground almonds 175g light brown flour 2 teaspoons baking powder A pinch of salt 3–4 large eating apples (about 500g in total) 200g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing…

It’s jam, not rocket science.

It’s jam, not rocket science. I’ve been cleaning the cooker after another day of messy creative preserving thinking about a blog post from Rosie Makes Jam. The more I thought about it the more frustrated & annoyed I became. Not about Rosie, but about the whole nonsense of this Nanny State we appear to be…

Jam Tart Recipe Books

If you only ever buy one recipe book…or maybe two

If there’s one thing I lack confidence in, it’s making things up from scratch. I need inspiration. I like taking an idea and running with it. It’s not always pretty! .A small selection of inspiration   I have a few recipe books for preserves.  OK, I have a lot of recipe books for preserves. Some…

Oxford Marmalade

Too good to be true. Adventures in Marmalade.

Back in October I mentioned making marmalade…and the easy recipe I’d found. And it’s a good job I did find it; if I’d had to make the Oxford Marmalade I’ve finished today I’d probably never attempt it again. Cheeses wept! What a faff! I’m going to have to work on that recipe & get the setting point…

Oh dear….

Anyone who knows me will appreciate that I’m sooo beyond being a ‘yummy mummy’. I’m neither young enough, slim enough or attractive enough. However, I’ve just found myself overwhelmed with a feeling of yuppy, yummy mummy-ness that a trip to Waitrose was only just narrowly avoided. I have a new (to me) car. I had, previously, a black & pink…