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Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

This was perfect.  Am I allowed to say that about a cake I made myself?  I have Irene to thank for it of course, as her recipe is ace.  But I have made this quite a few times now and this time was the best.  I’m going to be a proper person, and write down […]

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Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

This cake is a huge favourite of my work colleagues so when the lovely Flore left us for pastures new this week, I cooked one up in the wee small hours and took it in.  This cake looms large in Flore’s legacy as she made one of these once and it was a big FAIL […]

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Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

I got up early on Saturday to make a birthday cake for Mr R’s sis.  I’d never made a cake in a gas oven before and I was a bit perturbed by the seemingly feeble temperature but it turned out fine in the end. I’m making another one of these tomorrow morning for the lovely […]

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Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake

Is this possibly the best Silver Screen Suppers chocolate cake EVER?  It has pipped Gloria Swanson’s, Shirley Temple’s, Fred MacMurray’s and even Celia Johnson’s I think…  This cake provoked more debate at work than any other I have ever made for my colleagues’ delight and delectation.  Comments included “consistency is spot on” and from Lucy […]

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Irene Dunne’s Shrimps and Rice

It’s a shame that the top of Irene’s head has been chopped off by my computer, her hairdo is ace.  If I had the guts,  I’d have mine cut like this so I could rock Irene’s look at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival next weekend.  I’ve just been out and about in Camden and spotted […]

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Irene Dunne’s Shrimps and Rice

“Years ago the public used to hound me but now I can go shopping in peace.” Brand new test cook Kim sent over a report on her cooking of the shrimp dish. She also, much to my delight, sent a photo of the finished result which I shall load up to the Flickr site (you […]

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