Summer fruits, chocolate sauce, crème de cassis… oh, and sponge, obviously.

Clearly, this pudding is healthy, because it has fruit in it. Let no one tell you otherwise. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: around 1 hour (if using ready-prepared Caramel) Serves: 8   Ingredients For the chocolate sauce base: 300g summer fruits 120g dark chocolate 397g tin Caramel (or condensed milk, boiled in its can … More Summer fruits, chocolate sauce, crème de cassis… oh, and sponge, obviously.

The quest for an outrageous sponge pudding continues…

I’ve had a strong desire for sponge puddings of late; something to do with the cold weather, I think. I’ve searched the net for new recipes, but keep finding ones involving things I’m a bit scared of (like suet…) or ones that require hours of steaming on the hob. I wanted something really easy, as … More The quest for an outrageous sponge pudding continues…

Loos Talk…

Finding public conveniences on a day trip to any city can be a bit hit and miss. If you’re simply after cleanliness (which does seem like quite a good principle) the most reliable of Cambridge’s facilities have to be those with on-site attendants. John Lewis and the Lion Yard municipal lavatories in town, as well … More Loos Talk…

Bike-U-Like

With so many cyclists in Cambridge, you might think the city would be a friendly haven for people travelling on two wheels. In fact, it sometimes feels like a case of familiarity breeds contempt. I recently had to mount the pavement to avoid a bus travelling head on towards me, down my side of the … More Bike-U-Like

A Cambridge Quiz

Just for fun, here are some photographs featuring a range of locations around the city. Any idea where they were taken? When you’ve had a look you can find out by clicking here. The answer page also includes links to free audio walking guides to the city, produced by Stride Design. Location 1 Location 2 … More A Cambridge Quiz