Cake Five: Retro Gingerbread

I have a real fondness for old cookbooks. Absurd combinations of ingredients, presented in what seem now like deeply unfashionable ways. A window onto a simpler past, at least in terms of the number of ingredients available to the home cook. There is much to write about our changing ways of eating from a sociologicalContinue reading “Cake Five: Retro Gingerbread”

Cake Four: Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake

I had a few questions about whether I was going to make an Easter-themed cake. Since this challenge is about cake recipes rather than decorations, I wasn’t inspired by most of the cute suggestions with icing chicks and eggs and so on. I was impressed by a crucifix-shaped cake featuring a marzipan Jesus but IContinue reading “Cake Four: Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake”