Lemon Buttermilk Birthday Cake

As I mentioned in my previous post, Lucy's birthday was last weekend and we had a party! It was very nice (and tiring); we always enjoy having people over. Every time Lucy's family visits we say "oh, just bring something small", and every time they out-do themselves. I'm sure we had enough food to comfortably … Continue reading Lemon Buttermilk Birthday Cake

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Reconstructing 18th Century Recipes

Something entirely new on the blog this week! I'm joining The Recipes Project for a digital conference all about the history of recipes called 'What is a Recipe?', which is running this month on various social media platforms. For the first time, I'm uniting my professional life as a historian of the social history of … Continue reading Reconstructing 18th Century Recipes

Coconut Lemon Easter Cake

For our Easter party I made this coconut lemon cake, borrowed from pineappleandcoconut.com. The cake itself was delicious, but the icing was somewhat of a disaster. I was admiring pictures on Pinterest of glossy, smoothly iced cakes and thought this speckled egg cake would be the perfect addition to our party. However, at 9pm the … Continue reading Coconut Lemon Easter Cake