A Vintage Education – Part 2

Every once in a while in the world of hunting out vintage stuff something glorious turns up. These little books are very tatty, but the illustrations are just glorious, with the same rich quality as Kathleen Hale’s Orlando books.  Maud and Miska Petersham were an American husband-and-wife writing and illustrating team (he was originally from Hungary). This might explain why these…

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Dorset Apple Cake

It’s getting into full-on apple season and Dorset Apple Cake is what’s called for, just the thing for an autumnal afternoon tea.  It’s basically a plain sponge cake with chunks of apple.  Like most regional recipes there seems to be hundreds of variations. This is a version with just a touch of cinnamon for a little extra zing. Ingredients:…

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