• Triple chocolate caramel cake

    This triple chocolate caramel cake, is so big and so rich, that it was just right for L’s birthday. It’s four layers of sponge,  dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla,  sandwiched together with plain chocolate ganache, milk chocolate ganache and caramel ganache and then coated with plain chocolate ganache. Phew. The candle chandelier came

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  • Godolphin House, Cornwall

    Out of all the National Trust houses in Cornwall, Godolphin House is my favourite. It’s hidden up country lanes, and the surrounding landscape doesn’t seem to have changed since the house was first built. If you want to see inside the house, you have to be careful with your dates, as it’s only open one

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  • Easiest apple cake ever

    We have a glut of apples at the moment and so I am making plans for apple jelly, more chutney, apple pie, pork and apple, baked apples, chicken and apple. I think they will edge themselves into everything I am cooking. This apple cake is such a good tempered recipe. You can substitute the ingredients

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  • Banana bread

    Dinghies sailing on the River Alde with Orford Ness and the pagodas in the distance Sometimes I try a recipe and it doesn’t work or it’s all right but nothing special. But then sometimes I make something and think, oh my goodness, this is it. That’s what happened in my quest for a banana bread

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