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Recipe for MEDLARAPRICOTGINGERCAKE courtesy of Recipe
3 dec 13 @ 3:32 pm 

I found the best way to prepare the bletted Medlarsis to run a sharp knife round the outside of the bottom frill of the fruit, then on the stalk end run knife round the stalk base, then push through from thie stalk and out pops the whole core, with the 5 large pips/stones.   Then peel the skin carefully as you would a mushroom, this should leave the whole fruit shape, if you are careful. 

We had a medlar each for pudding last night with a scoop of vanilla ice cream pushed into centre where the core had been removed and a drizzle of maple syrup, but will try honey next as the maple flavour was overpowering.


3 dec 13 @ 10:54 am 

Just found a wonderful lot of recipes on

for Medlar, ginger,apricot cake, then I am going to try the one with macadamia nuts, but didn't have any in local shop today


3 dec 13 @ 10:46 am 

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My love of cake making has recently been revived, by my husband promising a cake for my father-in-law's 90th birthday and prior to that their 70th Platinum Wedding Anniversary.

I really loved doing this, even though when I'd finished, I said never again.   It was also a chance to make my late mum's cake recipes as well, so it was a real trip down memory lane, as when I was a child mum used to make such wonderful cakes with lots of fiddley royal icing baskets.   So I just thought I'd take a moment to share them with you.

Hope you like them?    Let me know!

Platinum Wedding Anniversary Cake

90th Birthday Cakes

I had to make 3 cakes.  
1 for a family lunch party
1 similar and a more formal cake for the big family party to come.
The character cakes were for his life story which my husband had put together
First he was a delivery boy, for the remainder of his life he was in the R.A.F. as a Batman [Waiter].  His hobby was gardening, in particular he loved growing veg and onions.
The Main Cake is the badge for the R.A.F. Staff College in Bracknell, with their motto.   Hubby kindly presented me with a miniture photo and said "You can make a cake with this on, can't you."   Well as you can tell he knows which buttons to press.   So make them I did.