Cakes & Puddings

German carrot cake

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Recipe from Gordon Ramsay, photograph from Pixabay Ingredients 6 eggs 300g sugar 300g grated carrot (or pumpkin!) 80-100g oats 150g ground almonds 2 tsps baking powder (check it’s gluten-free for a gluten-free version) a pinch each of ground cloves and cinnamon 200g ground mixed nuts Icing 1 lemon… Read More »German carrot cake

Chocolate crunch

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Chocolate Crunch This recipe was sent by our member Kay, who copied it from the dinner ladies at infant school circa 1977. Some of you may remember it from the True Food party in February 2012. Ingredients 6oz butter 6oz sugar 1oz cocoa 8oz plain flour Method Melt… Read More »Chocolate crunch

Blowtorch pineapple

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Blowtorch Pineapple From Bruce Denney I love fresh pineapple but it is a bit plain and simple for that special meal, especially if you have guests. Blowtorch Pineapple is bloke cooking, like having a barbecue. This is not a difficult recipe, however, it is not really about the… Read More »Blowtorch pineapple

Fruit bread fingers

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Fruit Bread Fingers From the True Food Cookery Course This simple fruit bread makes an ideal healthy snack as it contains both fresh fruit as well as iron rich dried fruit. Children can join in, stirring in the dried fruit, beating the egg and mashing the bananas. Ingredients… Read More »Fruit bread fingers

Pancakes & fillings

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Pancakes & Fillings Recipe and filling suggestions from Bruce Denney Related recipes: Almond Flour Pancakes, Banana Pancakes, Italian Pancakes, Savoury Italian Pancake filling, Traditional Pancakes Ingredients 100g (4oz) organic wholemeal or organic plain white flour 1 organic free-range egg 250ml (1/2 pint) organic milk or milk substitute A little… Read More »Pancakes & fillings

Christmas cake

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Christmas Cake By Diana Earnshaw There is more sugar in this cake than we should use on a daily basis – both from the added sugar and the dried fruit.  However, there are valuable nutrients in this cake and you can make it healthier by leaving the top… Read More »Christmas cake

True Food mess

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True Food mess  by Diana Earnshaw Ingredients        Ingredients for 6 people: Either make a 6 egg white dry meringue disc or buy a pack of meringue nests (8 to a pack) 150g lemon curd (Roots and wings is a good lemony one) 300ml double cream,… Read More »True Food mess

Apricot and almond cake

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Apricot and Almond cake (vegan) Ingredients 10 oz plain flour 4 oz sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 5 oz soft dried apricots (chopped) 3 oz ground almonds 1 tsp almond extract 4 oz soya margarine 2 tbs golden syrup 150 ml soya milk… Read More »Apricot and almond cake