The English Pear: Dickens’ Birthday- Orange and Almond Cake

‘“Very good,” said Steerforth. “You’ll be glad to spend another shilling or so, in almond cakes, I dare say?”

I said, “Yes, I should like that, too.”

Charles Dickens – David Copperfield

In celebration of Charles Dickens’ birthday on 7th February, we have put together an almond cake recipe good enough to tempt both you and David. Our orange and almond cake takes inspiration from Dickens’ food allusion but modernises it into something simple and yummy. Be sure to make this cake and host a Dickens-cake and book club this Thursday!
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Razz’s Favourite Recipes

“I love trying new recipes, but I can’t help having favourites.”   The best, moist chocolate cake Vegetarian Serves: 10-12 slices Baking time: 35 mins Ingredients For the cake: 225g plain flour 275g caster sugar 75g cocoa 2 teaspoons of instant coffee 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda 175ml milk 175ml vegetable or olive oil (olive oil has a stronger … Continue reading Razz’s Favourite Recipes

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake

Many of you are probably facing big birthday milestones of friends or families soon, maybe your best friend is about to turn 21 or your dad is 50 in only a week’s time. This chocolate orange cake is the perfect birthday or celebration alternative to the Victoria Sandwich. My recipe is adapted from Mary Berry’s wonderful chocolate orange cake but I have made a few … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake

A Perfect Day in Exeter

Seeing as this is my last article as a Razz regular correspondent for this year *sob, sob*, I thought I’d collate my ideas on all the wonderful places and things in Exeter into a day’s fairly packed but completely do-able itinerary. Here goes… Wake up: Assuming money isn’t an issue I think I’d stay at Southernhay House. My family stayed there once when they visited and … Continue reading A Perfect Day in Exeter