A different tack entirely today (I'm using this challenge to work through all of my outstanding jobs!). For those of you new to the blog, I had an art exhibition as part of Swindon Open Studios a few months ago. As many of you know, it is all about the cake for me and a cake stall seemed a natural part of the weekend.
I wanted to make it a little more than a normal cake stall, I felt that the cake-bakers of Bradenstoke often went unsung (usually thanked as a group with no recognition). Whilst many of the bakers don't ask for accolade, I thought it would be good to create something that was useful and a rudimentary historical timepiece. So, I asked people to bring along their recipes with their beautiful cakes, and if they had any stories, memories etc. that they associated with the recipe, then to bring those too. I took photos of the cakes as they were delivered and promised to simply illustrate the recipes. I'll then put them together into both an e-pamphlet and a hard copy for people to be able to acquire. I'm hoping to repeat the exercise when I exhibit with Swindon Open Studios again in September this year and then we'll have the start of a Bradenstoke cake recipe collection, assimilated at that time each year and from actual cakes donated.
So that's why I've featured a recipe today - and you'll see several appearing here as I work through them over the next week or so. Pineapple fruit cake is the order of the day today! mmmm - need to revisit the cake tin I think...