Sunday, January 16, 2011


This recipe is for Rebecca, who has both a stash of peaches in the freezer and a new KitchenAid mixer.  (I'm seething with envy on both counts.)

Yeah, it doesn't look the best (which is why I didn't blog about it when I made it) but it tastes really really good.  And what is more, it's from the Mary Poppins cookbook.  I read both Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Comes Back last year and had to have the cookbook!
Topsy Turvy Cake

Speaking of Topsy-Turvy...

"Three Little Maids from School" from Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999)

The film Topsy-Turvy chronicles the efforts of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert to write The Mikado.  If you haven't seen the operetta, the 1939 film is available on DVD, but if you get the chance to see it live, go for it!  Gilbert and Sullivan operettas are ridiculous (and often extremely politically incorrect) but a lot of fun.


  1. I didn't realize that there was a Mary Poppins cookbook! Miss you aleady!

  2. Simple and delicious. I made it using my frozen peaches (and my glorious new mixer!). Last summer I froze the peaches in halves and quarters, and our peach tree produced rather small peaches. So, I had to adjust a little - I just covered the toffee mixture with as many peach halves and quarters as I could and then added the cherries to the mix. I seemed to work out really well. Also, I added a couple of tablespoons of cream since my oven totally dries out cakes (see my comment on the sachertorte). Turned out great!

  3. Rebecca- do you have an oven thermometer? It sounds like your oven might be fast. I'm glad the cake worked out, though.


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