delicious UK – March 2020
It’s never too early for a hot cross bun.
Sitting down with a buttery toasted one (see p26 for four game-changer recipes) while thinking ahead to the long Easter weekend is a delicious. moment. Easter is at the beginning of April this year – a hop and a skip away – so we’ve gone early and included bucketfuls of inspiration in this issue so you have time to mull over the recipes and plan what to cook. You might have gathered I’m looking forward to it.
Before Easter there’s Mothering Sunday, when cake is hoped for, maybe expected and always appropriate. But what to make? On p66, Debora Robertson writes about the joys of plainer cakes that, these days, risk being upstaged by fancily decorated upstarts (the crémes fatales – thank you, Debora, for the brilliant word play). Top of the list is the best (and easiest) loaf cake I’ve tasted in a long while: deputy food ed Sophie’s simnel in new guise on p65. Or there’s food ed Jen’s hobnob, lemon and kefir cheesecake decorated with beautiful pineapple flowers (p63): simple to make, yet so effective. Decisions, decisions„.