My Favourite Cakes of 2013

These are some of my favourite cakes. Cakes are definitely one of my favourite bakes and it seems you like them too as they are among the most popular posts on the blog. Everyone loves them and there’s something so comforting about having a cake sitting under a dome on the kitchen countertop ready for Read More…

Cakes and Quick Breads for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to use autumn’s bounty in your baking – pumpkin, squashes and sweet potato make great sweet as well as savoury treats. I always keep lots of muffins, loaf cakes and desserts on hand over the holidays. They make great breakfasts or last minute hostess gifts and it’s always nice to be Read More…

Applesauce Date and Walnut Loaf Cake

There is a great crop of British apples this year and they have been making regular appearances in my organic vegetable box. As a result, I’ve ended up with quite a few of them stashed away in my fridge. As we were about to head to Canada for a visit with our son I needed Read More…

Sweet Potato Bread

Recently I accumulated a surfeit of sweet potatoes. I have a regular organic vegetable and fruit delivery and it seems sweet potatoes are very much in season. My favourite way to serve them is to roast the sweet potatoes along with ordinary potatoes and other vegetables, but as much as my family enjoy roast vegetables, Read More…

Triple Ginger Pound Cake

I love ginger, but even I wondered about a cake that contained three different types in generous quantities. Would a Triple Ginger Pound Cake be too strong? Would it be like those ginger biscuits that smell so good, but have such a heavy ginger flavour that they require frantic sips of tea to avoid a Read More…