August 19, 2010
High Tea and a call out for recipe help
With many thanks to my sister, we had a lovely High Tea one afternoon at the Caledonian Hotel. Note the photo when you click on the highlighted link - on the top tier to the right is a tea cake that was delicious - the waiter was not very up on what was in the cake, he asked the kitchen and they said "fruit cake". Kind of too general so I have google imaged a thousand cakes and came up with this one that seemed close to appearance. A Dark Genoa Cake. Versus a light one. What makes it dark? I don't know. I cannot even find a recipe for it and have emailed a blogger friend in the cooking-know (who also seems to read a lot of sleuthing books so I have hopes!)to see if she might track something down.
Dear Readers, do you think it is a Genoa Cake? I have some concerns it might be a different kind of fruit tea cake like a Selkirk or a Sultana Fruit cake when I have looked online but none of those had that darkness to them that the photo of the Genoa had. Do you know what such a cake is? Do we have recipes?
The call is out.