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Yeast Free Fruit and Nut Breakfast Loaf

Yeast Free Fruit and Nut Breakfast Loaf

Elizabeth McCorquodale’s loaf is particularly delicious toasted and keeps very well in the fridge for up to a week, or you can bake up a batch and keep it, pre-sliced, in the freezer until needed. Never make this loaf if you are watching your weight… the aroma of it toasting is truly seductive and will […]

By January 19, 2018 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 […]

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 →
Easy to Make Florentines

Easy to Make Florentines

Magical little bites of sweet, crispy, fruit and nuts dipped in chocolate, is how LizzieB describes these. She has tried almost every variation of nuts, fruit and chocolate, but has finally decided on this recipe as her favourite, which uses dark chocolate, flaked almonds and dried apricots – and she’s also known to add the […]

By December 7, 2016 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 →
Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami

This recipe, from Dr. Oetker, makes a great gift and combines crushed amaretti biscuits, fruit, nuts and chocolate to make a fruit and nut chocolate sausage and is quick to make.  Makes approx 20 slices  / Preparation time: 20-25 mins Ingredients 250g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped 200g amaretti biscuits (crunchy, not soft) 150g […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Recipe for a Simple White Loaf

Recipe for a Simple White Loaf

There are so many wonderful fancy breads, artisan, rustic and everything else between, sometimes it’s just good to have a tasty, home-made simple loaf to hand. Diana Peacock from City Cottage takes us through the ingredients and method for making this basic of all breads. Ingredients 900g / 2lb strong white flour 2 level tsp […]

By October 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Lavender Scones

Lavender Scones

Cooking with lavender has a fined history in the UK with lots of uses, both sweet and savory. Lavender is reputed to be one of Colonel Saunder’s herbs in his KFC mix. I first tasted these delicious scones when I visited the wonderful Yorkshire Lavender – they were served up with blueberry and lavender jam […]

Lemonade Scones

Lemonade Scones

The idea here is that the fizzy bubbles make the scones slightly lighter. It’s worth experimenting with fizzy apple juice, and what about cider scones, too, served with cheese and chutney – that would be a great combination, writes foodie blogger Mel Sellings, author of Jam Making Month-by-Month and award winning jam maker. You may […]

Parmesan and Sun-dried Tomato Scones

Parmesan and Sun-dried Tomato Scones

Food blogger and jam maker Mel Sellings gives her classic savoury scone recipe a bit of a Mediterranean twist using intensely flavoured sun-dried tomatoes alongside other ingredients from her basic scone recipe. You may also like: https://homefarmer.co.uk/stilton-and-walnut-scones/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/wild-garlic-and-feta-scones/     225g plain flour 40g butter, finely sliced ’n’ diced ¼ tsp salt 1 level tsp […]

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