Category Archives: Red velvet cake

‘Ruby Red’ Velvet Cakes (and Vegetable month)

Ruby Red.  Whisper her name. She’s pouty, artificial and preened to within an inch of her life, yet oozes charm.  She’s dressed immaculately in a fitted, tailored suit with patent killer heels.  She probably owns a multi-million pound company and … Continue reading

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Black-Hearted Horny Devil Cakes

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh… These cakes have a little secret… Take a look if you don’t believe me. Deeply dark hearts. It’s for the goth in you.  I am, deeply at heart, gothic.  My music tastes vary wildly amongst that genre they call … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake with English Roses

“Laaaaand of Ho-ope annnnnd Gloooooooooooory…” The sounds of jubilee songs permeated the air over HRH.  Would you believe that our place of work has the initials ‘HRH’?  You couldn’t make this stuff up… What fun we had – everyone convinced … Continue reading

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The Science of Baking…and a short history of Elevenses.

I have been reading about the science of baking this week.  I’ve been learning about the purpose of sugar/butter and the creaming method.  I’ve learnt about the addition of flour and liquid and the formation of gluten.  I’ve learnt about … Continue reading

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