(hold your fire, fans of TV baking shows - those rock cakes
could cause serious damage).
On another occasion, I made some rock cakes
and the duty officer biting on one of them was not impressed.
"Betty Murphy, my father's mum who we I call Nan, lives in Cardiff and from her I learned how to make things like rock cakes
, drop scones and preserves.
My youngest, Kiki-Bee, and I were rooting through my mum's attic when we discovered my nan's old handwritten recipe book including these supereasy rock cakes
. Of course, Nan was a traditionalist and used raisins but as she is no longer with us I have dared to use cherries instead.
A Crumpets B Pork pies C Rock cakes
D Doughnuts QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which of these countries has a flag with a plain red background and a yellow star in the centre?
I could never get them just perfect – they'd always be too soft and merge together into one big sheet of deliciousness or be far too hard and end up like crispy rock cakes
"Even our school dinners taKe on an alien flavour with solar pizzas, Ood spaghetti and moon rocK caKes
- the children are loving it."
I decided to make themed cupcakes for the series finale and I had to buy a cooking thermometer to get my rock cakes
On cooking for comfort I hadn't baked in decades, not since myself and my classmates had been forced to assemble joyless rock cakes
in Home Economics when we were 13.
There was no one of this age cooking like this ten years ago." Looking around the kitchens at UCB, he added: "They are doing roast duck and ballontines of chicken, not Victoria sponges and rock cakes
. "It's important chefs put in time and mentor kids when they are 13 and 14, which is a fantastic time to start.
It is the time of village cricket, parish fetes, guess-the-weight of the vicar competitions, bingo barkers, onion picklers, seedcake bakers, dandelion wine bottlers, rose queens, coconut shies, country dancers, homemade ale, rock cakes
that should have been carbon-dated, archery contests, organ restoration funds, bric-a-brac, new roof appeals, croquet, hooplas, jam, mock stocks in which a hapless dignitary is pelted with wet sponges, ping pong, and newer arrivals such as bouncy castles.