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Cakes and Bakes

How to Make Jam Doughnuts

How to Make Jam Doughnuts

Not quite as daunting as thought although next time I will have a production row ready for the frying, filling and rolling in sugar at the end of the process as this has to be done quickly. You can experiment with the sugar, adding vanilla sugar, cinnamon etc at the end as well as the […]

By September 5, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Make Your Own Bourbon Biscuits

Make Your Own Bourbon Biscuits

LizzieB’s recipe for home-made Bourbon biscuits shows just how easy to make these childhood biscuit tin favourites are. You can make them thicker or thinner according to preference, which will affect the numbers. The recipe below makes approx 10 biscuits. – Try adding Bourbon into the icing for a real Bourbon Biscuit! INGREDIENTS For the […]

By August 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Lemon Drizzle Cake with Gin

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Gin

This ‘British Bake-off’ inspired twist on the traditional afternoon lemon drizzle cake uses gin in the topping. I used some drops of lemon essence to give it more lemon-omph in addition to the lemons and added stemmed ginger for even more ‘POW’. Ingredients 175g butter, at room temperature 175g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten […]

Creme Egg Brownies

Creme Egg Brownies

A warning from LizzieB – these are truly delicious, so you might want to make double the recipe, as I know in my house one batch doesn’t last longer than a couple of hours! See also our recipe for Beetroot Brownies and Chocolate Salami. INGREDIENTS 2 large hens’ eggs, beaten 125g butter, softened 275g caster […]

By March 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Six Favourite Farmhouse Fruit Cakes to Make

Six Favourite Farmhouse Fruit Cakes to Make

We’ve gathered some recipes from the last (almost) 10 years of HF, just a few of them mind, to keep you going. Boris Johnson once said “My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it” and one unknown but wise person spotted that ‘stressed’ spelt backwards is desserts! Here is our round-up […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Healthier Tray Bakes

Healthier Tray Bakes

Traybakes are ever so popular, but they typically contain lashings of flour, sugar and syrup. LizzieB creates some healthier but no less delicious options using natural sweeteners This particular traybake post is all about looking for the healthier option. So, can we really have our cake and eat it without feeling guilty about eating too […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
No-fat Tea Loaf

No-fat Tea Loaf

Reader Ian Davis sent in his recipe several years ago for this tea-time treat with 5 ingredients. We thought it about time it made it’s online debut. Ian says this recipe has been handed down through his family for some time. Ingredients 2 cups dried fruit 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup cold tea 2 […]

By February 2, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Aunt Betty’s Cake

Aunt Betty’s Cake

I love family favourite recipes handed down and shared – this one was from my cousin’s wife, Isobel Tott. She called it her Aunt Betty’s cake although apparently there is a family dispute going on because Aunty Rita says it’s hers. So, just to add petrol to the flames I call it Isobel’s cake. It’s […]

By February 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

So many recipes for extracts are designed to produce amounts which could keep the WI going for months on end, so I’ve reduced the typical quantities here to make this a bit more realistic for the average-sized kitchen and the requirements of a ‘normal’ person. In each case the preserving of the extract in vodka […]

By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

LizzieB shares the recipe for a family favourite: I love the simplicity of freshly buttered toast with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on top, but when I really need a cinnamon fix I make these tear-and-share cinnamon buns; they’re great as an afternoon treat, but are even better served as breakfast buns. Making them […]

By January 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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