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My ramblings about anything to do with food!

Cooking The Books – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

The baking theme for this month was an encouragement to shake off the dust of those cookery books seldom used or to put to use what might have appeared under our Christmas trees.   There weren’t many of us for our … Continue reading

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Free Range – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

This was the grand finale to another year of cake as we’ll be taking a rest during December.  There are always too many other things going on in December what with Christmas festivities and venues busy with party goers, that … Continue reading

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Pudding cakes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

I could just begin with what’s not like to about cake and leave it at that? Well indeed. But if you like your cake [and by inference pudding] and to eat it too, then there’s more “what’s not to like” … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea – Sunday 6 September 2015

I guess I should know by the now that after 4 years of doing this (yes 4 years!) that the deadline of 2pm for afternoon tea to commence seems to arrive quicker than I can throw a wet teabag at … Continue reading

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Tutti frutti – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

What comes into your mind when you hear the words ‘tutti frutti’?  The song by Little Richard?  The multi coloured sweets by Rowntrees (‘tooty frooties’)? Or even the 1980s TV drama? Well for us at Saltaire Clandestine Cake club it … Continue reading

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Happiness is a cake called … – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

You’d be forgiven for asking when is one not happy when cake is involved? I quite agree! But imagine for a moment, if you will, that you have a list of cake choices in front of you, maybe in your … Continue reading

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A Taste of Yorkshire

Last autumn, I received an email out of the blue.  I had to read the email several times to convince myself it wasn’t a scam of some sort (sorry Jane!).  The email was a request to be interviewed for an … Continue reading

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Quaffable Cakes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

This theme was all about anything you can drink that could also go to flavour or spice up a cake. Be it a hot or cold beverage such as tea or coffee, or something cooler like a fruit juice or … Continue reading

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Signature Bakes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

This was an opportunity for everyone to show off their creative flair with a handcrafted bake that, if there were a special occasion, this would be the one to show off with. We were (the perfect) 7 in number with … Continue reading

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Spring time! – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With the daffodils out and signs of cherry blossoms on the trees, a spring time theme seemed appropriate for this time of year. As luck would have it, a sunny Saturday afternoon too added to the occasion. Our very kind … Continue reading

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