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Recipe: Apricot & Almond Sponge Cake

Last Friday, my parents and I stopped off at The Black Horse Inn in Grimsthorpe for dinner. As a country pub that we've frequented for a number of years, the food was predictably great (although the portions have easily halved but gone up in price in recent months, which is a bit disappointing) and the dessert in particular really hit the spot with me...

 It was an Apricot & Almond Sponge pudding, served as a sliced tray-bake with a side of custard.

In the days that have followed, I've had a hankering for a repeat of this lovely combination so I thought I'd give it ago this afternoon. And you know what? It turned out really, really well. I might even go as far as to suggest that mine is better, because of the appropriations I've made using my own time-practiced much-praised sponge cake recipe.

Here is the final product:

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