poetic autumn glory

walnut biscuits

walnut biscuits

I remember helping Gran mixing the eggs and sugar for this recipe:  sitting on the kitchen chair with a big bowl on my lap, a wooden spoon in…

gundel crêpes

Budapest cake

budapest cake

Based on Maida Heatter’s Budapest Coffee Cake from from her Book of Great Desserts with a few changes.



elephant garlic

membrillo cake

membrillo memories

It’s membrillo cake time again.  I am baking it for the second time.  It brought back floods of memories from the time when I was little and naive…

ready for slicing

quince cheese

This is quince cheese or membrillo in Spanish.  Here is how I made it. Take  as many quinces as you have at hand (I only had a couple)….



The oaty ginger cake from Yorkshire, traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night.  It’s dense and comforting, goes down well with a cup of coffee or tea on any…



Grandma’s cocoa & nut tart.


the hungry cat