In response to Fandango’s one word challenge You knew your nephew wouldn’t eat his greens every mealtime saw a trip to the bin but appreciating his happy sweet tooth you snook something into pudding unseen and eating with the custard you did grin as he ate up his carrots with a great big smile hiddenContinue reading “Trickery”


Salford 17th August 2018 #Cake #Marzipan #Sweet #Battenburg #Sponge #Pudding #Jam Built like a sponge colossus to many – a teatime snack to enjoy just after your chops and vegetables now how much you have is down to you but then again – its a question of how much sponge unless of course, you don’tContinue reading “Battenburg”


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”

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”


Unseen The fussy eater was caught off guard by an addition of vegetables to his favourite pudding Carrots remained buried under a mountain of sponge and mum just smiled as the kids munched away What was that yummy stuff under the sultanas and lashings of custard? Mother knows what it was but she’s not telling…. EmptyContinue reading “Unseen”

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!

Golden Syrup Cake

  Cake The oven contains my favourite pud a golden cake of family renowned served up for after the dinner to eat with butter and sugar and sultanas that’s good and often with custard accompanied I’ve found falling cross syrup and into the bowl creating a fusion – a real tasty treat this favourite puddingContinue reading “Golden Syrup Cake”