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Making Sweets and Treats

Vanilla Caramels

Vanilla Caramels

We’re building up quite a collection of recipes for toffee’s and other sweets at HF-HQ. Ingredients 45g salted butter 225g plain sugar 250ml double cream 4 tbsp runny honey 1-2 tsp vanilla essence Method Line a 20 x 20cm tin with greaseproof paper Put the butter, sugar, cream and honey into a saucepan over a […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Homemade Custard Creams

If you like custard creams, then you will just love LizzieB’s home-made versions made with real proper custard! They are made with a white chocolate/buttercream filling, and will keep for up to three days in an airtight container stored in a cool, dark place. Also try our Custard Cream Truffles. Also try LizzieB’s Bourbon Biscuits […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
How to Make Coconut Ice

How to Make Coconut Ice

I’ve adapted the recipe for Bounty Bars to make no-cooking needed coconut ice. Personally I prefer it to the more traditional Coconut Ice recipe. It’s certainly easy to make and gets better if left to ‘cure’ for a couple of days. INGREDIENTS 200ml condensed milk 150g desiccated coconut 400g icing sugar pink food colouring METHOD […]

By December 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bonfire Toffee

Bonfire Toffee

This gorgeous, chewy confection is synonymous with Bonfire Night and Diana Peacock’s (of City Cottage) recipe is super easy and doesn’t go brittle. She urges you to use a thermometer as it takes all the guesswork out of making it. If you don’t have one keep a couple of saucers of ice-cold water to hand. […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Crystallise Ginger

How to Crystallise Ginger

Crystallised Ginger, like candied peel, is a cupboard essential running up to Christmas and is called for in loads of recipes. uses. Here is Elizabeth McCorquodale’s recipe for making your own. INGREDIENTS 250g  fresh ginger, peeled and sliced very thinly 2 cups sugar 2 cups water METHOD Place the ginger in a saucepan with enough […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Malteser Truffles

Malteser Truffles

Like our Custard Cream Truffles and Cherry Berry Truffles this is a spin on the traditional ‘truffle’ which uses a sachet of malteser flavoured hot chocolate as it’s base along with a small packet of Maltesers crunched up in the ganache as well as the coating. Using these flavoured sachets is really economical way of […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Custard Cream Truffles

Custard Cream Truffles

This is for all those grown-ups who have fond memories of the much-loved biscuit, Custard Creams. This is a really quirky take on a truffle. This recipe uses biscuits to make the ganache as well as the coating. I reckon the same principle would work with that other childhood favourite, the Bourbon biscuit, too. INGREDIENTS […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Salted Caramel Nut Brittle

Salted Caramel Nut Brittle

Sweet, salty, nutty and crunchy – LizzieB’s recipe for Salted Caramel Nut Brittle is a delicious tasty treat. As an alternative add a pinch of ground black pepper or chilli flakes for a fiery kick. See Also: how-to-make-nutella cobnut-cookies how-to-make-bounty-bars   INGREDIENTS 200g mixed unsalted nuts of your choice 125g caster sugar ¼ tsp rock […]

Smugglers’ Hot Cocoa with Sweetened Whipped Coconut Cream

Smugglers’ Hot Cocoa with Sweetened Whipped Coconut Cream

Aine Carlin shares her recipe for an almost quilt free hot cocoa, using whipped coconut cream making it suitable for vegans too. This rum-spiked cocoa is a favourite of ours that is best enjoyed curled up on the sofa watching re-runs of Poldark – or Jamaica Inn, take your pick. Can I get an ‘arrr’?! […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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