Category Archives: cake

exploding chocolate cakes


There are few simpler pleasures in life than cooking with your children. Baking cakes with a toddler can be a source of tremendous fun. We knocked these absurd little fairy cakes out one rainy afternoon, and had to make more the next day as they went down so well. The secret ingredient is Heston’s Chocolate Popping Candy – great fun! […]

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yoghurt tea loaf


I hate slugs. Not for slimy, yukky reasons, but because they wreak havoc on my nascent courgettes. I accepted all kinds of advice, one of which was scattering broken egg shells around the plants. So this cake was a good excuse to break some eggs. This is from The Yeo Valley Great British Farmhouse Cookbook. It’s a new book from […]

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