Sunday 22 October 2017

Why cake's image has gone stale

Irish Independent journalist, Clarissa Waldron tucks into some chocolate cake. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 15/5/2015
Irish Independent journalist, Clarissa Waldron tucks into some chocolate cake. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 15/5/2015

Clarissa Waldron

Every Halloween my mother buys a barmbrack and every December she prepares a Christmas cake.

She's a wonderful baker. I never indulge, though.

For my mother's choices are steeped in tradition and associated with days of yore - desserts my grandparents no doubt offered up to their own families.

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