POPPY SEED HAZELNUT CAKE

I was a bit baffled when I read this recipe as to what a ‘tube pan’ was. A check of google tells me that it’s what I’ve always called a ring tin. I thought that an alternative name for a ring tin was a Bundt tin and have never heard it called a tube pan, but it turns out that they’re the same thing. So to clear up the confusion I thought I’d add a photo of a tube, ring or Bundt pan.

CHOCOLATE RIPPLE CAKE

The name Chocolate Ripple Cake always conjures up the 1960s dessert of chocolate ripple biscuits sandwiched together with cream to my and others of my generations minds. But this recipe is actual a cake. A cake with a white chocolate filling and dark chocolate icing. Absolutely not for the diet conscious…………………

RHUBARB MUFFINS WITH STREUSEL TOPPING

If you’re stuck working from home now and can’t stop off on your commute to the office for an ‘energy’ giving treat to get you through the day. What about baking some of these, eating all you can then freezing some for later.  A bit more effort perhaps, but well worth it!

CHOCOLATE AND ZUCCHINI LOAF

Last year I was looking for a recipe for a zucchini loaf to take on a family picnic.  I found this chocolate variety and decided to add a chocolate cream cheese frosting that I use on another cake.  It worked really well and was a great hit with the family.

ZUCCHINI LOAF with pecans-3 ways

This Zucchini Loaf is easy to make and if you’re one of those parents home schooling your kids during this Covid19 crisis it could be a good project to give the them as part of their maths work.  The added bonus is that you get something good to eat when it’s cooked.   I admire you all, parents and kids, it’s a difficult and challenging time and you’re doing a great job.  Stay well everyone………………