Lime & ginger Battenberg cake

Having not made a Battenberg cake in a long time, I felt it time to re-visit this very firm favourite of mine. This time I went for the wonderful flavours of lime and ginger: two ingredients that go so well together.

Rhubarb & ginger Battenberg cake

The power of baking in evoking happy memories of childhood is one of the many reasons baking is such an addiction for me; a Battenberg cake never fails to transport me back to being a child again, when slices of Battenberg were handed out as a real teatime treat.

Recipe index

Unless otherwise stated, all recipes on Phil’s Home Kitchen (incorporating Baking Fanatic) are my own. All links open in a separate window. Recipe categories Party food Starters, salads, sides & soups Brunch, lunch & mains The perfect roast dinner accompaniments Room for dessert? Tarts & pies Tea-time treats Biscuits A slice or two of cake? … Continue reading “Recipe index”

Tips for making & decorating cakes

Cake should be eaten without any hint of guilt whatsover. Even when wanting another slice….. This post gives key tips for making several types of cake successfully, along with recipes for cakes and icings, troubleshooting and general ideas for decorating. I have also given the quantities needed to make a Victoria Sandwich cake for different … Continue reading “Tips for making & decorating cakes”

The joys of Afternoon Tea

A marvellous institution in itself, you do not need a reason to justify taking Afternoon Tea: wonderfully indulgent, it is one of the most pleasurable ways to spend what should be several unrushed hours, allowing gasps of excitement to escape out as both sweet and savoury goodies are presented.

Afternoon Tea

NB: The pictures on this page are of my bakes, any of which would work well for Afternoon Tea. Most of the recipes (often my twist on classics) can be found on this website, with other recipes being added stage by stage. However, please do ask me if you are searching for a recipe and cannot find it. … Continue reading “Afternoon Tea”