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ASK ITALIAN ~ a very last minute review

Hello beautiful readers, welcome back. So, recently I have been spending more time with loved ones after a pretty naff few weeks and this week took us to ASK Italian with a few of my pals to celebrate one of my best mates birthdays. A very civilised do as she's currently 4 months pregnant so, this is a alcohol free shindig I'm afraid.
This post was not planned in the slightest, hence the poor image quality as I've took these on my iPhone. However, I could not resist shouting about this place as our meals were amazing and I really wouldn't have expected this from your kind of 'bog standard' Italians or so I thought was just a standard Italians. Firstly, stupid me thought this place was called ASK Italia at first, but ASK Italian was a go to place for us as one of my friends is vegan, and the other is a picky eater so we thought a this would be a perfect place after reading their menu online and seeing there was a separate menu for vegans as well as some more plai…


One of the first ever cakes I baked was a Jammie Dodger themed cake. I just love Jammie Dodgers and I love cake so putting the two together was just heavenly. It is also a favourite amongst my other half's family and is often made for family birthdays. I normally make with buttercream and can be quite sickly sweet so I left it out for this recipe but by all means add if you desire. I was asked to bake a cake for work and obviously I thought about the Jammie Dodger cakes I've made and decided to do a less sweet version. A little more technical but still just as delicious. 

Ingredients  4 large free range eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 splash of vanilla extract 225g self raising flour 225g caster sugar 225g butter at room temperature plus extra for greasing 2-3 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam 33g Vanilla Buttercream 120g Mini Jammie Dodgers  Icing sugar for dusting
Preheat your oven to 180c 
Cut greaseproof paper to match the size of baking tins (you will need x2 baking tins to create a s…