This book is a personal collection of recipes drawing on the flavours and ingredients of the West Country. It includes a variety of traditional delights: Cornish Splits and Saffron cake, Devonshire Revel buns and Cider cake, Dorset Matrimony cake and Custard tarts, along with Sedgemoor Easter cake and Bath Buns from Somerset. Then there are some of the most popular cakes that I baked for two decades in my own Devon kitchen, such as Harvest Fruit cake, Otterton gingerbread, Lime Curd tarts and a Chocolate Ice Cream Blizzard cake.
To these I've added many of my latest cakes inspired by the finest produce of the West Country, such as Hot Strawberry tarts, Elderflower and Almond Meringue cake, Apricot Trifle cake, little Walnut and Honey cakes and Triple Ice Cream Marble cake. I hope you find enjoyment in these pages - a celebration of this unique region of Britain.