Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Bring out the best china

Grandma’s Afternoon tea cake stand
A couple of weeks ago, we went to visit the home of Britain’s best loved china, the Wedgwood Museum. I used to go to the Potteries to see my cousins who lived in Stoke on Trent when they were young but I hadn’t been there for many years as they had left that area a long time ago. So this was a journey back in time. I always like to display Grandma’s cakes and biscuits on pretty plates. I still have her 3 tiered cake stand as you can see which was made in the Potteries. It’s just the thing to show off afternoon tea time treats with from the top Coffee Cake, Fruit Harvo on the middle tier, Coconut Fingers and Butter Biscuits at the bottom. 
Fruit Harvo
Coconut Fingers 
4 oz butter
4 oz sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
4 oz plain flour
¼ oz baking powder
6 oz coconut

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, flour and baking powder. Then add the coconut. Mix well and bake in a flat tin in a quick oven for 20-25 minutes. (375F, Mark 5, 190C) Cut them into fingers while they are still warm, and then leave to cool in the tin.
MS Cake Break is all about raising funds to support research for people affected by  Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I’ve been doing talks about Grandma’s baking to raise money for this important charity. 
I did a Meet the Author’ event at Sheffield Central Library.  It’s great fun as everyone always enjoys talking about and tasting traditional homemade baking.

Get busy baking, bring out your best china, make a cake from Grandma's collection and join thousands of others for Cake Break events. Let me know what you bake!

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