Tag: cake

February 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Upside-down cake Pineapple upside-down cake: shows how to solve a problem by viewing it as an opportunity.  Can’t bake in an oven? Use a frying pan on stove-top.  No fresh fruit? Use canned.  Too dated to work now? This retro classic has comeback & now has a National Day on 20 April.  Flip things over…

February 12, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Naughty “Naughty, but nice” – 1970s National Dairy Council slogan for cream cakes.  One of the most popular British classics with tourists (& locals), the Cream Tea – collective name for warm scone, clotted cream, strawberry jam & tea – dates back to the 11th c in SW England.  National Cream Tea Day on the…

July 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Hamper Created in 1730s, hampers sustained Londoners on journeys from Piccadilly coaching inns to country estates.  Contents: game pies, fresh bread, butter, ‘scotched’ eggs, cheese, hothouse fruit, fruit cake, water, beer & hock. Over 300 years, explorers have taken hampers all over the globe – Mt Everest, the Nile, the Arctic Ocean.  Portable pleasure at…

July 14, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Icing Cricket or business, ‘icing on the cake’ comes from: Dedication to the game.  Adapting to the conditions.  Disciplined bowling.  Playing to our strengths.  Grabbing every chance.  Observing etiquette. Taking timely, calculated risks.  Victory ensues despite twists & turns, helter skelter finale & a super over. Congratulations, England! Guessed the Word?      Series 44 …

April 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lent Spring-time fasts (Lent) and feasts (Mothering Sunday) offer business opportunities. Hot cross buns remain Britain’s most popular seasonal bake since medieval times (5th to 15th c), although the cross was originally slashed into the dough, rather than piped on.  Simnel cake, with 11 marzipan balls on top, links to when folks made a pilgrimage…

October 15, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Afternoon tea A quintessential British pastime since the 1800s to fill the break between breakfast & dinner.  Traditional menu – finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, teas – can be given a modern twist to reflect art, fashion or other cuisines.  For business or pleasure, “there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to…