We have eaten well. (Please note, Tasker, my Yorkshire pinny!) Here is a recipe that was given to me by a friend many years ago. It is a favourite with our elder daughter who often asked me to make it for her birthday when she was small. She will be fifty in a few days time!
Langholt Layer Cake,
(which is a dessert and not a cake!)
5oz Danish butter. Rub together and add
4oz castor sugar.
Knead into a dough and divide into four pieces. Roll out into thin rounds and sprinkle each round with half an ounce of chopped hazelnuts. Bake the biscuit rounds on a baking sheet until golden.
When cooled layer the biscuit rounds with whipped cream and sliced peaches in alternate layers. Dust the assembled dessert with icing sugar.
If eaten promptly the biscuit will be very crisp. About eight servings.
Second helpings will be soft as the ingredients meld together. It never lasts long - we like our biscuit crisp!
Another simple but tasty recipe to make is a chocolate log. I make a two egg fatless sponge. I roll up the cooked sponge and when it has cooled unroll and spread with a layer of cherry jam, then a layer of whipped cream followed by a sprinkling of pitted black cherries. (I use the frozen packets of cherries from Waitrose.) Carefully rolled back up all it needs is a bit of greenery for decoration and a sprinkle of icing sugar to look very festive.