Magic Microwave Mug Cakes, Welsh Cakes and Custard Tarts
As well as writing and creating recipes for Lavender and Lovage, I also write for several other websites, magazines and publications, and I am a regular contributor for Great British Chefs, a fabulous high quality website that promotes British chefs through their recipes with videos and regular hangouts. I try to add all of my published work to my About Me page, but such is the volume of work I am undertaking lately, there isn’t the time (or space!) to add any of my recent work, so, I thought it would be nice to share some of my most recent recipes and articles in a dedicated blog post.
With St David’s Day fast approaching, the 1st March, I thought it would be nice to promote one of my latest recipes on Great British Chefs, Traditional Welsh Cakes. The recipe I shared was a much-loved and much-used recipe from one of my vintage Be-Ro cookbooks, of which I have featured on Lavender and Lovage in the past in a series of Sepia Saturday posts. I do have a Welsh Cake recipe posted already, Romantic Welsh Griddle Cakes, they were made as a Valentine’s Day treat a couple of years ago…..but, my most recent recipe on Great British Chefs is for the more traditional Welsh Cakes, with no bells, whistles or frills, just plain, simple and exceedingly tasty!
Baking should be fun, in my opinion, and my next recipe for Magic Microwave Mug Cakes is full of fun and is super easy and quick! When I was asked to develop a cake recipe that could be made in the microwave, my first idea was for a simple sponge cake or self -saucing chocolate cake; but then I had a brain wave, why not make a cake in a mug – the children would love it and you can make one or ten cakes, depending on how many mouths or mugs you have! And so I created my Magic Microwave Mug Cakes with Apple & Syrup, just in time for Bramley Apple Week. My cakes were made in an assortment of old family mugs, and were devoured with cream and gusto!
Next from my recipe developing library,is a recipe for Custard Tarts, but with a bit of a twist as I decided to create some Almond and Vanilla Custard Tarts, similar to Portuguese Custard Tarts. With a pack of ready-made and ready-rolled puff pastry, I manage to make 6 individual custard tarts – perfect for afternoon tea, and a large family sized custard tart – perfect for dessert after tea or supper. I was rather pleased with my custard tarts and my family loved them. I do have a recipe for Little Apple and Custard Tartelettes posted on Lavender and Lovage, as well as some Little Custard Pies with Mincemeat and Almonds – so as you can see, I am a bit of a “custard” lover!
I hope you will try one of these recipes, I will copy the recipe links below, and for all of my recipes that are featured on Great British Chefs why not visit my dedicated page here: Karen S Burns-Booth. That’s all for today, have a wonderful week, Karen