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Cakes sold in supermarkets
Started by: i-spy (13589)  Report abuse
I've come to the conclusion that what they offer isn't that tempting.
But is there a proper cake shop in Wigan these days or are they all pie shops that sell cakes

Posted by: tomplum (4701)  Report abuse
or maybe they are cake shops selling pies

Posted by: i-spy (13589)  Report abuse
its a mystery tom

Posted by: kenee (1972) Report abuse
Asda's cakes aren't nice, Tesco's are better but the best are Sainsbury's, or possibly M & S.
Morrisons used to have some nice ones but they're not what they were.

Posted by: jathbee (9027) Report abuse
Asda's cakes used to be really nice many years ago but not any more.

I don't often make cakes since my kids and grandkids were small, but if we have visitors then I make my own cakes. Much nicer that the poor excuses that most supermarkets and bakers sell.

Posted by: i-spy (13589)  Report abuse
Do you take orders

Posted by: jathbee (9027) Report abuse
I used to, before my brood grew up, still do when they come for a meal. Orders are then taken for custard tart, jam and cream scones and cinnamon and fruit scones. I have made all kinds of cakes in the past but these three are long lasting family favourites.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3720) Report abuse
anybody know who sell proper manchester tart WITH bananas?

Posted by: Weatherwax (308) Report abuse
Nobody! Manchester tart doesn't have bananas in it. What you want is a banana and custard tart.

Posted by: chatty (6012)  Report abuse

Posted by: tomplum (4701)  Report abuse
I've never been a cake eater, I've not got a sweet tooth, My favorite pudding at school was bread and butter pudding, I loved it till i found out, It is actually bread and butter in the pudding, I then went off it,

Why does always somebody have to spoil your pleasures?

Posted by: laughing gravy (3720) Report abuse
weatherwax your talking BULLOCKS at school manchester tart HAD bananas in it READ THIS AND WEEP YOU TOO CHATTY its not often i'm wrong but i'm reet again

Posted by: Weatherwax (308) Report abuse
Already seen it, and if you read it properly you will see it says that its a VARIATION with bananas. I still say its banana and custard tart.

Our school's Manchester Tart was the traditional one, Pastry case, Raspberry Jam (Lots), Custard and coconut topping.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3720) Report abuse
i also asked for a proper one in a shop a few years ago and they said they cant sell um with bananas in now as the bananas go black

Posted by: Weatherwax (308) Report abuse
If Banana slices are dipped in lemon juice, or, in a tart like this, they are under the custard, they wont go black, that's just an excuse.

Posted by: jathbee (9027) Report abuse
The original Manchester tart recipe never contained bananas. It's just a variation.

Posted by: roylew (2850) Report abuse
True jathbee cos bananas weren't in this country when Manchester tarts were first made...perhaps they didn't have coconut on top as well

Posted by: laughing gravy (3720) Report abuse
so jathbee if i had bananas in my manchester tart at school and i was led to believe thats how proper manchester tarts were was asking for a proper manchester tart with bananas wrong? also roy the 1st bananas came here in 1633.

Posted by: momac (8875)  Report abuse
LG..is there any need to be so rude to weatherwax.

Posted by: jathbee (9027) Report abuse
LG. You can add or take out ingredients to any food item and because the cook at your particular school added bananas to her version of Manchester tart does not make it the original Manchester tart recipie. Bananas are notorious for spoiling very quickly, the only time I have used them in cooking is in banana bread and then only once, I didn't like it.
Some bakers add currant or raisins to a scone mix when making jam and cream scones but some don't, including me, it's simply a matter of taste and choice. I add cinnamon, mixed dried fruit and brown sugar to a basic scone mix and my family love them but you will never find that particular mix in any bakers shop.
Cooking is all about experimentation and there are no hard and fast rules about ingredients as long as they work together.

Posted by: momac (8875)  Report abuse
So there is your explanation .

Posted by: Anne (3319)  Report abuse
Quite true jathbee.... one favourite recipe I use is boiled fruit loaf. No glacÚ cherries or cinnamon in the original recipe but sometimes I add one or the other and sometimes both. Tried candied peel once, didn't like it.

Posted by: jathbee (9027) Report abuse
It is indeed, Anne. I always use mixed dried fruit, which includes candied peel, when I make cinnamon and fruit scones. I sometimes soak the dried fruit in brandy if there is any in the house, which is normally at Chritmas time. It's all a matter of taste.

Posted by: billy (26001)  Report abuse

cinnamon and turmeric my fav herbs.....turmeric is a noted bone and artery booster...yup,....the suits claim so and is widely used by athletes.....so there.

Posted by: momac (8875)  Report abuse
Billy,we have them both in tablet form every day.

Posted by: momac (8875)  Report abuse
I'll have to re-phrase that ..hubby gets cinnamon on line to go on porridge
every morning,but the turmeric is in tablet form.

Posted by: ann-spam (3238)  Report abuse
morrisons custard tarts are good .

Posted by: i-spy (13589)  Report abuse
I've always wondered why Pontefract cakes are called cakes


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