Good Old Victoria Sponge

After the past week we’ve all had it seems a bit trivial to be talking cake but if there’s one thing we can all agree on its a bloomin’ good Victoria sponge.  Ma tearoom has always excelled at this cake so I had a lot to live up to when I made this for friends recently.  The ingredients are what my Mama taught me but the ‘throw it all in and mix it up’ approach is a Mary Berry revelation! Best of all, it works! Continue reading

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Summer Spread

This weekend I was planning on another scorcher and preparing for a lovely sunny barbecue in the garden with the girls…and then the rain came.  So an indoor Summer spread it had to be!  These are the recipes I went with for a delicious, healthy mix to graze upon and natter over. Continue reading

No frills Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake

I’ve never been a lover of peanut butter but seeing as it was Mr Tearoom’s birthday this week and he’s a fan I thought I’d combine a couple of easy recipes from bbcgoodfood.com and allrecipes.co.uk, and make this little treat.  The result was surprisingly tasty for a non-peanut butter eating person such as myself and sheer delight for the birthday boy! Continue reading