Many people get really excited as Christmas approaches and we spend time meticulously planning in the finest detail what presents our family and friends should receive from Santa, and we ensure that the gifts are beautifully wrapped too.
I still have a very battered and much used and loved book by one of the very first celebrity chefs Marguerite Patten. Its been in my life for so long and has pages that are still stuck together where maybe the ingredients didn’t quite make it to the bowl. As a child…. I used to love her cake recipes and can't remember now how many times the classic Victoria Sponge has been made.