52 Cook Books – week 2


So here we are week 2 of the big challenge! Another chance to cook something new.

I decided to go with something sweet this week, and something from a new book which I’ve only had a couple of months. I signed up to the Parragon Books¬†“book buddies” scheme last year and they have sent me some wonderful things! So this week I have used their rather lovely Classic Baking – a beautifully illustrated and easy to use book of yummy cakes and breads.

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We made a round cake version rather than a traybake, as our square tin was already in use. I also avoided the crumble topping, it’s not always a huge success with gluten free flour and the rest of the recipe looked so yummy, I didn’t want to risk spoiling it!

So a basic chocolate sponge, poured into the tin and then dollops of custard swirled into the top.

I have to say the results are ruddy lovely! We had it warm from the oven with a little drizzle of cream as a dessert after Sunday dinner.

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I have book marked it for future use and considered reversing it – a plain sponge and chocolate custard – might make a nice twist!

Hope you’re all going to join in this week – I’m looking forward to seeing what lovely things you’re going to create.


  1. says

    That looks delicious, look at that cream! I’ve linked up my risotto, something I’d never tried before and it worked quite well! Thanks for hosting the challenge :)


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