Thursday, April 24

When Crusty is Good

I have just sat down after a gruelling morning doing my weekly shop …..online - and making a cake.
Today’s offering comes from an old book – Delia’s Book of Cakes.
I like this book for a number of reasons, the ingredients are in imperial and it has no pretensions, it was written in those long off days when a book of cakes was about – cakes and not a lifestyle manual with a few recipes thrown in.
Whatever your thoughts about her last series on TV, How to Cheat, I find her recipes work and I respect her not cashing in like others I could mention endorsing products for nothing more than monetary gain.
I am digressing slightly so here it is Crusty Current Cake; easy, fun and the best bit, delicious!

Tray greased and lined ready for all the goodies

'Crust' goes in next - sugar, currents and hazelnuts.

Sponge now - made with plain flour

Mummy's little helping doing what he does best

The lovely crust reveals its self.

Excuse me as I indulge myself with a second cup of coffee and piece of this cake...

14 comments:

  1. vivienne sliwka5:41 PM

    My mouth is watering ~ it looks absolutely delicious. viv

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  2. Your cake does look yummy.

    I may have to get over my Delia aversion and try it ;-) Though I must say that One Is Fun remains one of the most often pored over books on my shelf!

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  3. Online shopping - what a godsend!!

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  4. This looks as delicious as your victoria sandwich, wish you could share!

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  5. He who has power tools9:09 AM

    Should mummy's little helper actually be a little helper concidering the "D" word mentioned a few blogs ago.

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  6. yum
    details of how to make please!
    i do love a crust....
    t x

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  7. oh - forgot to say....

    sweet Harry - do not worry - i am told that there are actually no calories in cake when it is uncooked!

    glad you are o.k after your visit to the scary vet - here in Scotland we just admire your roundness and your ears x

    t x

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  8. Indulge away - I certainly would!

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  9. Harry is allowed the odd treat otherwise I think he would think we are punishing him...

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  10. Miss Dog loves to be Mummy's Little Helper too. The trouble is she gets so excited waiting that I am likely to slip over in the vast puddle of drool. Yes, another gross detail from my life XXX
    Ps. I wonder how that cake would travel - yum!

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  11. yum..that looks nice, you could throw some diced apples in the cake mix too..all these scrummy cakes around at the mo, I'm putting on weight here!

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  12. Now you are just tormenting me- I've been going to weightwatchers and wont be allowed cake for months!

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  13. Mmmm...that crust looks very good!

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  14. Harry wouldn't get the bowl in our house, John always gets to it first. x

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