Conjure Crafting a dessert, is a bit of a magic trick Oranges sliced and pineapples diced get laid in a dish, and Next comes the syrup and then the batter, before the dish is covered in foil Just before the dish is put in the oven – four holes are made to let out steamContinue reading “Conjure”


Salford 22nd September An Acrostic in response to the Daily Post…. Crumb Cakes and puddings Resolutely rounded off, their memory occasionally left Under the dining room table – a veritable feast for the domestic Mouse, guinea pig or hamster who help themselves to the Bits of topping  missed by mum or dad Look out ,Continue reading “Crumble”

Not hot…but not cold

Salford, 12th February 2017 Lukewarm I have a vague recollection of Local Authority school puddings. I speak of course of school dinners. The sweet smell coming from the ovens whilst great vats of sweet smelling sauce bubbled away on a stove away from the main course. The very idea of cabbage (or worse, curry) permeating through the desertContinue reading “Not hot…but not cold”

A trio of Puddings

a response to the prompt by inkdrop to One, Two, Three! with a humble nod to the prompt Pour Some Sugar on Me   Three Sponge Puddings Golden Syrup Strawberry Chocolate (all served wi’ custard) Three Cakes Treacle Coconut Sultana (all served with cream) Three Cheesecakes Vanilla Mandarin Blackberry (Nice wi’ ice cream) Tuck in!

Puddings from my backyard

In response to the prompt Local Flavor Salford, 26th June 2016 You mention the word pudding to me and i’ll ask you a basic question Sweet or Savoury ? You see, regular readers of this blog know I hail from that part of North West England known as Greater Manchester – or if you’re postContinue reading “Puddings from my backyard”