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School dinners – did you love them or loathe them?

Coconut Sponge Pudding

National School Meals Week


This week has been National School Meals week; an occasion that celebrates the quality of today’s school meals (my children love them and insist that most of my meals are inferior; roll of eyes) and also gives us the opportunity to reminisce.

I remember not being permitted to choose a salad as they were ‘saved for the teachers’ and forced to eat chips instead – unthinkable now.

I have very fond memories of the puddings, however, and this recipe is a homage to my favourite.

Recipe of the Week: Coconut Sponge Pudding

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This and many more delicious recipes can be found in the 2020 Dairy Diary, available now.

 

I would love to hear your memories of school meals.

Did you love them or loathe them? Please leave your comments below.

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Real Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

Real Bakewell Tart

Formerly known as Bakewell Pudding, this tart was apparently created by a cook working at the Rutland Arms Hotel in Bakewell, Derbyshire.

The cook was making jam tarts, but used puff pastry by mistake. He added some other leftover ingredients, and the Bakewell Tart was born!

 

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You can find this recipe in our wonderful Around Britain cookbook

Back by popular demand.

A collection of fascinating and delicious recipes from every corner of Britain.

Around Britain cookbook £9.99

 

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Recipe of the Week: Bobbing Apples Cake

Bobbing apples

Who remembers bobbing apples from childhood?

This was always one of the games at my birthday parties until one of my friend’s got too worried that it would ‘ruin her hairdo’ – we were 11!!

This clever, seasonal and scrumptious cake pays homage to this classic game.

 

Bobbing Apples Cake

Bobbing Apples Cake

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What is bobbing for apples?

Bobbing for apples has been an autumn tradition for hundreds of years. Despite its presence at Halloween parties and festivals today, however, its origins are more rooted in love and romance than tricks and treats.

In fact, it began as a British courting ritual, popular among young ladies and their potential beaus.

Read more from history.com

 

Bank Holiday Bake

Peanut Butter & Popcorn Layer Cake

Peanut Butter & Popcorn Layer Cake

 

I recently baked this for one of our customers as a thank you for their business and it went down a storm.

It really is super-easy to make but looks and tastes spectacular.

I’ve shared it with you before, but just in case you missed it, I’ll share it again.

 

Peanut Butter & Popcorn Layer Cake

 

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