Almond and lemon cake

Late night baking. Almond and lemon “mini-cakes” aka cake mixture in a tart tin The kitchen smells heavenly.

Orange poppyseed cake

I made another cake… Orange poppyseed cake 250g (8oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 200g (7oz) caster sugar 3 eggs 250g (8oz) plain flour 1½ tsp baking powder 2 Seville oranges, zested and squeezed 50g (2oz) poppy seeds For the oranges in syrup 150ml (5fl oz) water 100g (3½oz) caster sugar 2 cardamom pods…

Brave heart or broken heart

The Saltire is the national flag of Scotland and, with a white diagonal cross on a blue background, it represents the crucifixion of the apostle St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint. Believed to be the oldest flag in Europe, the origin of the flag comes from an old legend. Tradition has it that the flag originated…