Category Archives: CAKES

Brownie Strawberry Shortcake

Brownie Strawberry Shortcake

This is the simple dessert perfect for enjoying the bounty of strawberries available in spring and summer. This dessert layers brownies, whipped cream and fresh strawberries in small glasses to create a sweet, delicious dessert.

Simnel cake

Simnel cake

Simnel cake is now a traditional Easter cake, but originally it was given by servant girls to their mothers on Mothering Sunday. The almond paste balls represent the 11 disciples of Christ, excluding Judas Iscariot. Occasionally there are twelve balls on the top. The meaning of the word “simnel” is unclear: there is a 1226 reference to “bread made into a simnel”, which is understood to mean the finest white bread, from the Latin simila – “fine flour”, though John de Garlande felt that the word was equivalent to placenta cake, a cake that was intended to please. A popular legend attributes the invention of the Simnel cake to Lambert Simnel, but this is clearly false since the Simnel cake appears in English literature prior to Lambert’s escapades. Different towns had their own recipes and shapes of the Simnel cake. Bury, Devizes and Shrewsbury produced large numbers to their own recipes, but it is the Shrewsbury version that became most popular and well known.

Easter Egg Marshmallow Truffles

Easter Egg Marshmallow Truffles

Forget the tasteless, store-bought marshmallow eggs. These homemade Easter egg marshmallow truffles are sure to be a hit with everyone! Not only are they quite tasty, but they are super cute as well. These would be a great Easter gift to give away, or a great filler for Easter baskets. These truffles are delicious.

Valentine’s Day strawberry and cream cake

Valentine’s Day strawberry and cream cake

Strawberries and cream pound cake with strawberry jam glaze. A perfect Valentine’s Day treat for your loved ones. It is very light cake, easy and quick to make. No fuss at all. But it will lovely surprise for the Valentine Day and served with the ice-cream or custard cream it is absolutely delicious.

White chocolate brownies

White chocolate brownies

These irresistible brownies are packed full of creamy white chocolate and full flavoured dark chocolate chips. They are best served cut into very small portions as they are incredible rich. Brownies are common lunchbox fare, typically eaten by hand, and often accompanied by milk or coffee. They are sometimes served warm with ice cream (à la mode), topped with whipped cream or marzipan, or sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are especially popular in restaurants, where they can be found in variation on many dessert menus.