Category Archives: Ingredients

Last Orders

  I’m determined to be on top of things this Christmas period. I opened the cupboard this morning and realised that I had run out of Golden Syrup. It was very easy for me to replace this quickly with a … Continue reading

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Not all it’s cracked-up to be

If you follow a special diet for health, social or religious reasons, there’s no reason why you should miss out on cake. If you bake an egg-less cake, here are a few alternative substitutes for eggs, which will still allow … Continue reading

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Instacake

We recently had a special birthday in the Delights household.   Our eldest daughter turned 13.  Not just because she’s my daughter, but she is growing up to be a beautiful, well-mannered young lady.  We didn’t have the terrible twos, when … Continue reading

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Caketastic competition

Every year the Telegraph Hill festival in South East London, hosts an annual cake competition.  Each year there are set themes and bakers and cake decorators can enter a cake based on the themes.  The festival is open to the … Continue reading

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Just a spoonful of sugar

We all love some sweetness in our cakes. Here are a few sugary top tips for bakers: • If you want to reduce your sugar intake for health reasons, such as diabetes, use sweeteners as an alternative to sugar. Be … Continue reading

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In for a penny, in for a pound

“I don’t eat meat, so I stick mainly to fish, vegetables and grains, but I think everyone should have a treat once in a while. My favourite is pound cake; it’s really rich and so much butter is used to … Continue reading

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A little love, a little time and a stick of butter

Life’s little pleasures…

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Was that cake bought or stollen?

Stollen cakes have been baked since the fourteenth century to resemble the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling cloths. Some say it’s a bread, others say it’s a cake; the jury’s still out on this one (I say either way, it’s … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to bake, eat and be merry!

Tate & Lyle have totally got into the festive baking spirit with this limited edition Lyle’s Golden Syrup® gold tin, which features a Christmas pudding and a traditional sixpence. This kitchen classic is essential to all your Christmas baking. Whether … Continue reading

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Eggsactly…

If you want your candy fix over Easter, try this Fluffy Egg bath ballistic, £2.95, from LUSH. Pop this in your bath and it will be like bathing in a mass of marshmallow, candy floss and jelly bean scented water. … Continue reading

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