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One Cake or Two


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These delicious cakes were made yesterday.  The one on the left is a coffee and glace ginger cake. It gives the cake quite a crunch and the texture is superb.  The second is a brand new cake for 2014, it is an apple and cherry cake using fresh Jonagold apples which this time have been grated into the basic sponge mixture and glace cherries added for a bit of sweetness and also texture.

The second cake has yet to be tasted as I thought I would leave it a couple of days so that the flavours intensified and added to this new cake.

I would say that the second cake more so than the first could be used as a dessert cake and could be served with ice cream or cream depending on your preference.

The apple and cherry cake tastes quite sharp with the grated apple, but the sweetness is added with the diced cherries, another dimension has been added to the flavour, now there are endless possibilities for the rest of 2014.

Have you ever?


Well what can I say, earlier this afternoon I made some delicious and yet yummy lemon flavoured coconut ice, using Royal icing sugar, dairy free cream as an alternative to condensed milk , coconut, any sort will do. Plus a flavouring of a real lemon, juice and zest, only real fruit will do for me, as I find Jif lemon juice makes me have an allergic reaction. Which for me who enjoys making the above isn’t good at all.  Plus it isn’t as sweet as the shop bought variety, but you have the satisfaction of making it yourself knowing there isn’t anything that may cause any sort of reaction.

Just a quick update, I have recently made some lime coconut ice and also cherry, neither of which have I seen in the local shops, but are as delicious and tasty as the lemon coconut ice