Gran’s special cake

I came across a recipe called Gran’s Special Cake: 12 oz flour 8 oz sugar 4 oz butter 8 oz sultanas 2 lightly beaten eggs 1 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp ground caraway 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda dissolved in a little water rub in butter and flour, stir in sugar, […]


English group’s party… mostly cake!

Although I spend most of my time writing, I also have other activities, one of which is teaching English conversation as a volunteer with a group of people whose first language is something else. The main objective is communication, and we have lots of different ways in which we practice conversing and communicating; our lessons […]


Cake without Spice

This recipe, hand written either by my mum, Monica, or her sister Beryl,  fell from a book I was reading and I have no idea how it had got there. Monica and Beryl were  excellent cooks,   cakes rose like angels, cookies were scrumptious, meringues…  eclairs…  puddings, pies and pastries were renowned within the family and friends. […]