The past couple of weeks have been fairly hectic between trips home, work and weddings, so I’ve been a bad little baker and done absolutely nadda (however, my waist-line is expressing it’s grattitude!).

I have an idea for an experiment which I will be trying this evening – Orange and Peppermint Maderia Cake (but as I think more about it I wonder whether an Earl Grey/Lady Grey and Orange Maderia Cake might not also be worth trying?! I might make one of each…) and I’ll post the results over the next few days. The good thing about Maderia cake is that it provides a good simple base for both strong and more delicate flavours. Histocially I might have used a yogurt cake base, but I’m trying to branch out a bit.

Found a reference to an useful website for flavour combination (something I’ve never been terribly confident about) –

Let me know what you think about my proposed experiment, and if you have any suggestions please let me know 🙂


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dunsrangers on 28/04/2012 at 09:56

    Thought you’d be interested in an article in today’s (Saturday) Herald Magazine. Entitled ‘The Rise and Rise of Baking’ it asks can baking really be fashionable and feminist? I haven’t read it yet but I thought of you! Enjoy!


  2. Posted by dunsrangers on 28/04/2012 at 10:37

    have now read the article and agree with it all! We could have an online discussion. So glad I bake, though not very often or adventurously, and that my lovely sons are both keen bakers and cooks.


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