Baking Archive

Chorley Cakes

“My best thanks for your Chorley Cakes, ladies, are due; As I eat them, of course, I was thinking of you; And strange twinges I felt while consuming the cakes, I prized them so much …

Crumpets

“At home my father tears open a packet of crumpets and toasts them on the Aga. He puts so much butter on them that it runs through the holes and down our arms as we …

Jammie Dodgers

“The best aspects of the primary school classroom were the sandbox and the ‘tuck trolley’ that delivered the jam-filled cookies we called Jammie Dodgers at eleven o’clock sharp.” John Taylor, In the Pleasure Groove Deluxe: …

Scones

“Were you busy yesterday, luv?” Mrs. Saltmarsh placed a cup and saucer before her young boarder. The aromas of freshly perked coffee and hot scones filled the breakfast nook. Before he could respond, Mrs. Saltmarsh …

Digestive Biscuits

Digestive biscuits are a peculiarly British invention. The brainchild of two Scottish physicians in 1839, they were thought to aid digestion because of the inclusion of baking soda, nature’s antacid. It wasn’t until the …