Family Favourite Brings Batch Baking Triumph

I have recently been involved in batch baking for a fund raising event.  It’s years since I did any such activity.  When the family was at home, I used to bake one cake every Sunday and it would be sliced up to add to our daily lunch boxes.  The choice was limited – I had one recipe that never failed, it could be varied with coconut, cocoa or coffee and sometimes I pushed the boat out and add dried fruit and glace cherries . . so essentially it was anything that could be made out of 4 eggs, 8 oz each of butter, sugar and self raising flour.  It sounds a lot but to make a decent sized victoria sponge sandwich in two 9 inch tins, it needs a double load.  Anyway, these little tricks stayed with me for the batch baking and as if by magic, I produced a dozen each of coffee, vanilla and chocolae buns and some divinely dark sticky gingerbread……