Banana Bread

IMG_0238 banana bread

Baby friendly (freeze it in chunks for lunch boxes), adult friendly (put a lock on the tin or it won’t last five minutes)…..  Everyone loves this great breakfast cake that is good at any time of the day.  It’s a super way to use bananas that are past their best.  In fact black ones make the best cake!

This recipe makes a 1 lb loaf tin, or double it and make a round 23cm cake (adapted from Rachel Allen’s recipe) Continue reading


The Gingerbread Man – Molly’s blog


‘Run, run as fast as you can.  You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man….’  I love that story.  In fact I love all stories.  I can even tell a lot of stories by myself now.  Yes – I am a BIG GIRL!

Mammy says I am a really good girl.  Continue reading

Granny Baxter’s Dundee Cake

IMG_0708 dundee cakeFor our last post before Christmas we are sharing a family secret – Granny Baxter’s Dundee cake. It’s a fantastic alternative to a christmas cake .

Like all good Scottish Grannies, Granny Baxter makes her Dundee cake in an Aga.  That’s probably why ours is never as good as hers!  This delicious cake will keep in a tin for a week (if it lasts that long) and freezes well.

For a 9 inch Dundee Cake Continue reading

Claremont Christmas Cake

This is the tried and trusted Claremont Christmas cake.  Make it this weekend and ‘feed it’ with a few drops of brandy between this and Christmas. Ice it if you like (or if you’re lazy like us, then eat it as it is – Delicious!)

This recipe makes 1 x 12 inch or 1 x 6 inch + 1 x 9 inch square cakes: Continue reading