Friday, 21 March 2014

A Slice of Britain

A few months ago I was commissioned to illustrate A Slice of Britain, a book by Caroline Taggart charting her round-Britain trip in search of all the traditional cakes, sweet pastries and biscuits our little island has to offer.

 
                                                                                                                                                                             (c) Becca Thorne 2014  Clockwise from top left - Cream Tea, Maids of Honour, Aberffraw Biscuits, Shrewsbury Biscuits, Bara Brith

It features over 60 (scrumptious) recipes based on her findings, interspersed with my little linocuts. I highly recommend the Cumberland Courting Cake - ye olde interwebs came up short on reference material for that one, so I made my own using Caroline's recipe and, my word, it was a tasty treat. I wish I'd had time to make my own reference for all of them.

I've got my eye on the Welsh Cakes too, I miss a decent Welsh cake like I miss a decent pasty - oh the trials of living in the East Midlands (see also; no seaside). To get yourself a copy of A Slice of Britain, head over to The AA Bookshop.