Cakes & Puddings

Simnel Cake

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Why not make Easter a bit special by making a Simnel Cake? I find fruit cakes quite forgiving – if you haven’t enough of one dried fruit, just substitute another. Beg, borrow or steal ingredients you don’t have! Thanks to BBC Food for the recipe and the photograph.… Read More »Simnel Cake

Clootie dumpling

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Clootie Dumpling or Clootie Pudding is a traditional Scottish dish, often served on Burn’s night.  Thanks to BBC Food for the recipe and the photograph. Ingredients 225g (8oz) plain flour, plus 25g (1oz) for sprinkling 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon… Read More »Clootie dumpling

Brown Butter Frangipane Tart

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Recipe and photograph from Olive magazine. Ingredients 2 sliced nectarines for the top For the frangipane filling: 200g salted butter 200g sugar 4 eggs 75g plain flour 200g ground almonds For the pastry: 250g plain flour 125g unsalted butter, cubed sprig lemon thyme, leaves picked (optional) pinch sea… Read More »Brown Butter Frangipane Tart

Summer fruit cobbler

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Based on a Jamie Oliver recipe Ingredients 1 peach stoned and sliced 1 pear, cored and thickly sliced 500g mixed berries an apple, grated 5 tablespoons sugar a good glug of balsamic vinegar For the topping 6 heaped tablespoons butter, chilled 225g self-raising flour 70g sugar a large… Read More »Summer fruit cobbler

Apricot Pudding

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A delicious pudding for those chillier evenings! This recipe is based on one from the Good Food Channel. Ingredients 100 g unsalted butter, softened 150 g sugar 3 eggs 150 g ground almonds 2-3 drops almond essence 1 kg apricots, halved, stones removed For the sauce: 200 g… Read More »Apricot Pudding

Gluten-Free Courgette Cake

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Recipe and picture courtesy of Beets Pulse and Thyme This is a lovely moist cake due to the courgettes! Ingredients 250g ground almonds 2 green or yellow courgettes 6 eggs 200g honey rind of 1 lemon juice of 1/2 lemon 1tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Method… Read More »Gluten-Free Courgette Cake

Apple Pancakes

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This recipe for your little ones (and you!)  is from Healthy Little Foodies Ingredients 40g 1/4 cup Raisins 2 Apples, finely chopped (roughly 0.5cm cubed) 1 tsp Cinnamon 2 tsp Coconut Oil  – can substitute with butter 120g Plain Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 3/4 cup Milk 1 Egg… Read More »Apple Pancakes

Carrot Cake

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By Diana Earnshaw I am not big on cakes, but I do love a decent carrot cake! Making it this way, really ups the nutritional value, so give it a go and don’t feel guilty if you decide to make a decent slice your lunch! Sorry it’s in… Read More »Carrot Cake