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There is no need to spend hours in the kitchen if you want to help your loved one to eat well.

If you would like to try something different – whether it’s a new dish or a twist on an old favourite – Eating as we age has plenty of inspiration.

i_baking-cakeRecipe of the month: Parsnip and ginger cake

Follow the recipe below or you can download it as a PDF. More recipes are available at the bottom of this page.

Courtesy of Andrew Mussett, Area Roving Chef in Suffolk


  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g soft brown sugar
  • 4 medium eggs and top this up to 250g with a little milk, beaten
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 250g parsnips, peeled and grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 170⁰C and grease and line an 8 inch round cake tin.
  2. Beat the butter together with the sugar until soft and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs and milk, flour and ginger beating to combine, only for a minute.
  4. Fold in the grated parsnips.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  6. When cooked allow the cake to cool in the tin.
  7. Remove from the tin and slather over your topping of choice. Serve the cake with some whipped double cream and a spoonful of ginger curd. Alternatively, a spoonful of ginger curd could be added to a cream cheese frosting made with 75g cream cheese beaten together with 175g icing sugar.

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