Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a pancake as fast as you can.

Across the world there are many events to mark the season of Lent which starts on February 18; New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Rio has its Carnival and to rival this glamour and excitement in Britain and Ireland we have Pancake Tuesday.

I have often wondered what connects making pancakes to Lent and have conducted some careful research to wonder no more, basically I typed ‘Pancake Tuesday’ into Google. Continue reading

When life gives you lemons – make lemon curd jam

Lemon is my favourite flavour and I really love the tang and bitterness (not sure what this says about me as an individual) it leaves on the palate from cakes to sorbets and in savoury sauces.

Before going to school I remember taking the pot of Robertson’s lemon curd jam from the fridge and spreading it on my toast, but then one sad day Robertson’s stopped making lemon curd jam. Continue reading