My experience of these type of coffee cakes is that they don’t last long. Firstly, they taste good and get eaten quickly and secondly they dry out and can’t be kept more than a day or so. Not sure if there’s anything French about them, but I do know it’s the topping that makes them so good.
This recipe comes from the back of a 1970s White Wings Plain Flour packet so you need to do some metric conversions. 1oz = 30ml, 2oz = 60ml and the pan size converts to a 15cm tin. Enjoy!!
This is another of those slice recipes that Mum’s bowls club gathered together for their Simple Slices Recipes fund raiser booklet. Those ladies certainly had a great collection of recipes and enjoyed sharing them for the club.
Not sure how often friends ‘drop in for afternoon tea’ these days, but if you get a last minute call to say they’re on the way this quick and easy tea cake might work for you. Although I think I’d take the time to cut the apricots up and not just add them whole to the mixture.
When my children were little I used to make a Chocolate Ripple Cake as the base for their birthday cakes. The recipe I made was the same as this one, but without the spice. The cake always taste good, although when I look back at the photos I can see that my decoration, while enthusiastic, could hardly be described as a work of art……
This is a twist on the old favourite – Macaroni Cheese. I rather like the idea of adding hard boiled eggs and ham. It would really make a meal of it.
When I first read this recipe I thought it was going to be a fairly standard apricot pudding, then I came to the addition of the cocoa and realized it was actually a Chocolate Upside Down Pudding. I then read on to ‘serve warm with custard or cream’ and decided I could eat a piece there and then – yummy.
All I’ve ever known about Eccles cakes is that they are English. So when I found this recipe I thought I’d better find out a bit more about them. Good old Wikipedia tells me that ‘Eccles cakes are named after the English town of Eccles. It is not known who invented the recipe, but James Birch is credited with being the first person to sell Eccles cakes commercially, from his shop in the town centre in 1793″. Any fans of the 1950s Goon Show will also know that Eccles was a character played by Spike Milligan – an amiable, well-meaning man with no wits or understanding, in other words a bit of an idiot. So the humble Eccles Cake has quite a history.