I’ve delivered talks to all sorts of groups and debated how to craft the perfect pastry, the tastiest biscuits and the most delectable cakes. The group of people who do the Chiswick Boot Camp all joined in my baking lesson and produced a fabulous Marmalade Spice Cake.
Who can resist those wondrous smells of homemade baking, straight out of the oven?
Afternoon tea in London was a delightful affair and the sun came out to serve us up a wonderful time.
I even got dressed up as a cook in service to reenact Stir Up Sunday and make a Plum Pudding for the visitors to Cusworth Hall.
Diamond Wedding Anniversary cake
So what will 2012 bring? The passion I have for the delights of home baking and desire to pass on the skills I learnt with Grandma is as strong as ever. Her recipes are a beautiful combination of simple ingredients from the pantry, classic cakes and puddings, biscuits, jams, chutneys and quirky ones to try. Her signature baking reminds us how quintessentially British it is that we put the kettle on for a cup of tea and a piece of cake to deal with all manner of life’s difficulties. I hope you like the new way of listing recipes on the blog so they are easy to access.
If you have a treasured recipe, please send it to me to share with everyone. There’s a whole world ready to enjoy Grandma Abson’s Traditional Baking.
It only remains for me to wish you happy and blissful baking in 2012!