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Home Town: Poole, Dorset, England, U.K.
Living In: Southampton, Hampshire, England, U.K.
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Chocolate Spice cake
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, and making cakes. It's not so healthy though! For main meals, there's nothing so satisfying as making a lasagne from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
The time I made chocolate cake with stir-fry oil :-( I didn't realise it would taste like curry! A bizarre combination.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Whole Wheat Zucchini Herb Bread
This bread did not rise well for me, even with the addition of citric acid which usually makes the difference for wholewheat loaves. I felt it could do with much more fresh basil for flavour. Otherwise a reasonable bread, crumbly but thick. Best for toasting. I made another loaf just with basic white bread recipe, but replaced just over 1/2cup water with a medium zucchini grated. It was delicious, and rose well.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2010
Apple Cake I
Excellent recipe, not too much work. Mine took a lot more baking though, after 30 minutes it was well browned on top but not cooked in the middle so I had to turn the temperature down and cook it for another 25 minutes. I have an electric fan oven, but it is getting old now. Tasted delicious, especially warm with walnut ice cream!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2009
Amalgamation Cake I
Really good fruity cake. More work than I usually like to put in (I'm seriously into one-pot cookery!). Icing too sweet for me but made it look really impressive. Well liked by everyone who tasted it.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2009

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