I’ve been spending some of today making mincemeat buns – an easy recipe – and I’ve made a chocolate-covered flapjack in tribute to the famous jockey Willie Carson.
Really loyal piepeople may remember the cake I made in tribute to Arsenal FC last year, where, due to a lack of forward planning, I couldn’t get the full word “Arsenal” on it, so the icing was somewhat foreshortened.
This time, the flapjack is ginger-flavoured and has raisins and sultanas and crystallised ginger in it.
I still get hits from people searching for “Arsenal Cake” by the way, although I’ve not had many death threats about it recently.
I’ve been doing this baking as opposed to going out and walking up Birks Fell in the Dales, because its been wild and windy and, above-all, wet. A real number one autumn gale-type storm.
I’ll be going to Wharfedale tomorrow where I will eat a bun or two and some of the flapjack
In the meantime – I give you – The Willie Carson Tribute Cake