Posts in the Category: Tea Time

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Puddings & Tea Time on November 9th 2019 0 Comments

This is an adaptation of Jason Goodwin’s poppyseed cake only insofar as this is gluten free and has lemon added.  Very delicious and will last longer than your average cake because it is more or less saturated in sugar syrup.

Ingredients
For Syrup
300g granulated sugar
375ml water
juice of 2 lemons

Cake
200g granulated sugar
3 eggs
230ml …

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Strawberry Jam

Posted in - Breakfast & gluten free & Puddings & Sweeties & Tea Time on October 3rd 2019 0 Comments

I bought some strawberries which really had to be eaten last night but in my absence at a book talk in Bath by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver of St John London, they were not.  So by this morning they had to be eaten straight away or be made into something. So this is …

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Tea Bread with Icing

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on September 7th 2016 0 Comments 20160904_151210[1]

My childhood friend, Charlie, was staying; actually is staying as I write this, but when it is published in a couple of days he will sadly have gone.  In  Newcastle where we lived near each other and before he found his lovely wife, I baked now and then and he shared the result, or his …

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Canadian Zucchini and Cinnamon Bake

Posted in - Bake & Breakfast & Puddings & Tea Time on September 4th 2016 0 Comments 20160902_164155[1]

We were given this delicious cake/bread in church in Canada 6 hours north of Montreal, off the St Lawrence River, where only during the summer its doors are opened with a visiting vicar.  Someone brings in something delicious each week and this is one of them.  Whether a churchgoer or not, yummies and ‘cook outs’ …

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on October 24th 2015 0 Comments pic 38

‘Measure not my love by substance of it, which is brittle, but by the form of it which is circular.’
Lord Herbert of Cherbury, 1602
Renowned as biscuits eaten by country people, Shrewsbury biscuits were made with varying additions such as cinnamon, nutmeg and rosewater.  The essence is in the flour:butter ratio, ensuring their crispness.  If the …

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Pikelets

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on June 11th 2015 0 Comments IMG_9763

Within 4 minutes all of these had been gobbled up by 4 children straight back from school.  Yum Yum.

Rather like a crumpet, but very speedily made without a mould, these are light and delicious.  In Edwardian times, they would be kept warm and served under a dome, whether at the top of a tiered curate …

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