SCD/Hartree Cake Club at Daresbury

Cakes and smiles on 28/8/2014:

What? A club for people who like baking and eating cakes.

Who? The people below.

Where? The Cake Club meets every Thursday morning at 10am in the Common Room (first floor) of the Hartree Centre building.

Why? Because we enjoy eating cakes.

Cake Baking Rota

  22/12/16 no official cakes
  05/01/17 no official cakes
  12/01/17 Lee Hannis
  19/01/17 Olivia O'Sullivan
  26/01/17 Aidan Chalk
  02/02/17 Lisa Booth
  09/02/17 Nav Tirunagari
  16/02/17 Milos Puzovic
  23/02/17 Karl Richardson
  09/03/17 Tom Keal
  16/03/17 Claire Trinder
  23/03/17 David Gunn
  30/03/17 Rob Allan
  06/04/17 Chris Thompson
  13/04/17 Mark Mawson
  20/04/17 Debbie Franks
  27/04/17 Seb Metz
  04/05/17 Dave Cable
  11/05/17 Stephen Pickles
  18/05/17 vacancy
  25/05/17 David Holder
  01/06/17 Rob Allan
  08/06/17 James Priestley
  15/06/17 Michael Gleaves
  22/06/17 Holly Halford
  29/06/17 Luke Mason
  06/07/17 Rupert Ford

Not as Daft as it Seems

Members of the Institute of Physics will be aware of this Web site:

Favourite Recipes

Tarte_au_citron (Jonathan)- 10 eggs, 1lb sugar, half a pack of butter, 5 lemons, double cream

Baked vanilla cheesecake (Dave) - I made this with blueberries, it was gorgeous!

Dark Chocolate Crakles (Laurent)

Cardamom-spiced gingerbread (Stephen) - this is based on a recipe in Sainsbury's The Magazine, November 1996. Apparently, it's a Finnish recipe, piimakakku, that has the 4 Finnish 'gingerbread spices': ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.

Raspberry loaf cakes (Jonathan) - see picture below

Raspberry tart (Jonathan)

Caramel custard apple tart (Dave)

Bara Brith (Rob) - traditional Welsh tea cake. Contrary to some recipes, this does not have any fat or yeast in it - so you can eat as much as you like! Its also very easy to make.

Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dave)

American Apple Cake (Rob) - this is from a series of handy little books called "The Kitchen Library". The one I have was published by Octopus Books in 1988, but I've seen them in several versions over the years. Recipe also works with pears.

Welsh Cakes (Rob) - there are lots of recipes for the traditional Welsh cakes, here's one. I put 3oz mixed fruit and the recipe made 9 cakes. The trick is to cook them on a hot griddle without burning, or more romantically a thick piece of Welsh slate in an open fire...

Chocolate, Chilli and Orange Cake (Shirley)

Christmas Pudding (Jonathan)

Jamie Oliver's pancake cake (Dave)

Chocolate Cornflake Clusters (Stephen)

More from - no, not the open source Kuali administrative software project...

A note from Mike Pettipher:

For those of you who asked about the poppy seed cake, I think it is based on a Polish poppyseed roll, known as Topielec or Makowiec, which is I believe a traditional Polish dessert served particularly around Christmas. See e.g.

I suspect the cake was adapted for a sweet British taste. It is available, along with the more traditional poppyseed rolls, from the Barbakan in Chorlton, which I highly recommend:

What people have said about our Cakes


I'm going to burst...

A 2013 Xmas Mince Pies Taster Scores

The top four mince pies from a taste survey, were comparison tested : scores differ from the newspaper commentary.

1st (C) Lidl (score 1) Lidl's Snowy Lodge luxury mince pies

2nd (B) MnS (score 0.5+) Marks & Spencer's handcrafted all-butter mince pies

3rd (A) Aldi (score 0.5) Aldi's specially selected luxury mince pies

4th (D) Tesco (score -1) Tesco's buttery mince pies


* MacMillan Coffee Morning has its own Wiki page.

  • Claire Trinder's magnificent Victoria sponge 15/9/2016:
    Image of Claire's cake

  • Mossy's Smarty Cake 9/10/2014:

  • Easter celebrations (17/4/14) from Karl Richardson

  • Tom Keal's themed cup cakes (6/3/14), one label is epibatidine and found on the backs of poison dart frogs.

  • Tom Keal's cake for Halloween 2013:

  • Jonathan's individual raspberry sponges, 14/6/12:
    Jonathan's raspberry sponges

  • Largest cake club ever...:

  • Dave's pancake cake (to a Jamie Oliver recipe, see below) - 13/10/11:
    Dave's pancake cake

  • Shirley's cakes - most popular 9/6/2011:

Good local places to eat

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The Chetwode Arms - Terry enjoyed cooking his meat on a slab of stone, crocodile and kangaroo on the menu

The Dog over Peover - Jonathan and Omar went here after visiting Jodrell Bank

The Three Fishes at Mitton - excellent local food, reasonable (but not cheap) prices.

The Egerton Arms, Chelford - join hosts Jeremy and Anne for excellent food and beer in a historic venue, the former lodgings belonging to the Tatton Park estate. Moules Frites or Pie and Pint a current speciality, but you need to book in advance, see the Web site. Tatton Brewery ale recommended.

Malabar Junction, London - found by Rob after a JISC event. Half way down Great Russell Street, is probably the best Indian restaurant I've eaten in. Not cheap though.

Mother India's Cafe, Edinburgh - discovered by Dan Katz. Tapas style with huge selection, just keep ordering.

This 'n' That, Soap Street, Manchester - Jonathan took us to this authentic Pakistani restaurant, and yes it is good. Food changes on a daily basis. Apparently they now have a second restaurant in Butter Lane - both open lunchtimes only.

Sultan of Lancaster, Brock Street - as recommended by Rob Crouchley. Genuine Indian halal food, no alcohol but there are plenty of pubs nearby. The building itself is an inspiration as its a former church and there is usually some sort of art exhibition too.

Kayal, Granby St., Leicester - next time you're in Leicester, go here, you won't be disappointed. South Indian cuisine - very different to your regular Indian restaurant. The mixed seafood curry is especially delicious. Other branches in Nottingham, Leamington Spa and West Byfleet.

Other recipe sources (not necessarily cakes!)

(and definitely not good for you)

35 plates of food you need to try in Liverpool

2000 Calorie Donut Burger from Hungry Horse

21 cakes that should be illegal

This is why you're fat

Pimp That Snack

The Stonner

Super-sized meals

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