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Victoria sponge

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] There’s a lot of sunshine around here and a sunny Victoria sponge is just the thing for a relaxing spring weekend. It’s simple to make and a real English classic. Just the thing if you’re new to baking. An essential part of afternoon tea, serve it sandwiched with jam – as pictured – … Continue reading

Lavender scones: my story of catering for a vegan wedding reception

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] My friend was getting married. Yay! Two days to go and the venue was changed and I’m doing the catering solo on a tiny budget. Yikes! I’m an experienced cook but being solely responsible for a wedding reception was a new experience and a rather nerve wracking one. My first decision was to … Continue reading

Home made brownie kit testing has commenced

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] I’m planning a range of home made kits. The same ingredients like you’d have in your own kitchen, in a mix. Our home made shortbread kit is already available on Etsy here. And today I started testing the brownie mix. The first batch is in the oven… can’t wait for them to finish … Continue reading

Peanut dark chocolate brownies for International Women’s Day

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Today is International Women’s Day. Today is also Shrove Tuesday so come back later when I’ll be posting about pancakes. What else could I write about on International Women’s Day than brownies? These brownies are deep, dense, richly chocolately, and topped with dark chocolate and peanut butter with a sprinkling of roasted salted … Continue reading

Banana bread

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 2 1/2 kg of organic bananas for £2, make banana bread. 1 1/2 lb / 600g bananas, preferably over ripe 2 eggs 8 oz / 200g self raising flour 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 oz / 75g butter 3 oz /75g … Continue reading