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My ramblings about anything to do with food!

Anything Goes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

Here’s the thing, ‘cake club’ is exactly what it says on the (cake) tin; a cake club, not a baking club. It’s also about fostering the idea of sharing a whole cake into several morsels (several times over). Cupcakes, muffins, … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Roll – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

If you enter ‘rock and roll cake’ as a search on ‘tinternet, it’s fascinating what’s out there in the interpretation of this theme. There is plenty on the music aspect either in the shape of instruments or music groups and … Continue reading

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Flower Power – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

A host of possibilities were in store for this cake theme whether in flavour or decorations. Lavender, elderflower, orange blossom, rose were those that came initially to mind when the theme was set. And we ended up with a variety … Continue reading

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Quinoa chocolate cake

I was inspired to make this cake after watching a recent episode of BBC1’s Country File. It was featured by a farmer growing quinoa in the UK and evidently succeeding. The culmination of the clip was the said farmer and … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

The theme for tonight’s event was set in the expectation of August being the height of British summer with plenty of warm sunshine. However, the rain was pouring with a definite chill in the air as we arrived but it … Continue reading

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Le Tour That Was – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

A few weeks ago, Yorkshire was struck with Tour De France fever. It seemed like the whole of Yorkshire went ‘yellow’ and turned up for the show.  And what a party it turned out to be. We were blessed with … Continue reading

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The Terrible Twos – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

Our gem of a cake club is actually two years old (plus one month!) and we couldn’t let this toddler of a milestone pass without having our own little celebration. The challenge was simply to bake a birthday cake fit … Continue reading

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Variety is the sweet or savoury spice of life – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

You might well ask if there is such a thing as a savoury cake. And you would be forgiven to think carrot or courgette cake. To me, these are sweet cakes.  We’re talking real, honest to goodness savouriness such as … Continue reading

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Easter delicacies – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With Easter on the horizon, it seemed apt to adopt a theme that was representative of the season. Easter Delicacies was not to be restricted to those very traditional of Easter cakes, such as the British Simnel, but to include … Continue reading

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Whatever Takes Your Fancy – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

The theme for March 2014’s Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club event was effectively carte blanche (but strictly within the rules!). ‘Whatever you fancy’ literally left members to choose to bake whatever caught their imagination for that moment.  As a result, I … Continue reading

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