Just a quickie but I’ve been meaning to have a bash at the cake recipe widely rumoured to be the favourite of The King himself for some time now. If there was a dude who knew how to eat, well, maybe we’ll get to Henry VIII another time but Elvis certainly did too! Think pound […]Read More The Elvis Pound Cake
I think it is fair to say at the end of last month’s meeting there weren’t many whoops of joy as the theme of Vegetable was drawn. For clarity this meant that dishes for the October meeting had to not just involve but star vegetables. Major food groups such as meat, fish and chocolate were […]Read More VIFC Meeting- Veg!
I have been shamefully slow in the writing up of the May meeting of The Victoria Inn Food Club, and for this, well, lets pretend I have a good excuse and move on. The May meeting, as determined by the age old fail safe of drawing names from a hat, was fruit, and much like […]Read More VIFC Meeting- Fruit!
So, there’s been this red grapefruit sitting in the fridge for a while and it needed using. Obviously when faced with such a simple, nutritious and easily consumed food item I could only think of one thing. Cake. But you don’t often put citrus fruit in a cake, juice maybe, zest to kingdom come but […]Read More Something New- Ginger & Grapefruit Upside Down Cake
It’s the best kind of story!!!!!! And it begins with myself and the boy, wandering past a small cakery at least once every Saturday whilst about our business in sunny Colchester. With each passing we at least slowed down, if not all together stopped to admire the edible artworks in the window. We didn’t go in, […]Read More The Cake Story
Happy New Year! It’s easy to be depressed by New Years Day, and New Year’s Eve for that matter as it’s basically all over. The presents, the feasting, the midnight mass, the excitable kiddies, the stockings, the chocolate, the time off work, done! Over. Get back to it. Time for diets and budgets and giving […]Read More Something New- Banana Muffins & Toffee Cream Sauce
I could do bad things to James Martin. And not in a thinly veiled innuendo kind of way. He has stolen my Saturday mornings and made me obsessed with cake. He made me give up any concept of cooking with margarine. I hold him personally responsible for at least four and a quarter excess pounds […]Read More Cookshelf- James Martin’s Desserts