Cumquat Almond Cake

Cumquat Almond Cake

Cumquat Almond Cake This marvellous Moorish/moreish cake, a version of the better known Orange Almond Cake, is so moist it can also be served as a pudding with thickened cream. I sometimes slather the top with melted dark “Lindt Orange Intense” chocolate...
Mother’s Day Simnel Cake

Mother’s Day Simnel Cake

Mother’s Day Simnel Cake The Simnel Cake, a rich luscious fruit cake, has symbolised Mother’s Day since medieval times.  In those days, the cakes were decorated with wildflowers gathered by sons and daughters as they made their way home to spend the...
Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)

Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)

Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread) While it was Easter Sunday for many Christians last week, Orthodox Christians (who follow the Gregorian calendar) celebrate Easter Sunday today. How many Ukrainians, I wonder, are able to celebrate anything this year? Tsoureki  is a...
Chocolate Jaffa Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Jaffa Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Jaffa Hot Cross Buns Hot Cross Buns are traditionally made on Good Friday, though I often see them nowadays at the supermarket early in the new year. Also breaking with tradition are these Chocolate Jaffa Hot Cross Buns, inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe....