Week 13: Simnel Cake

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After what has seemed like months of chocolate fasting the end is finally in sight…..woohoo! Easter cannot come soon enough, so well done all of you have abstained from biscuits, cakes, sweets and chocolate. Here is a delicious Easter treat to congratulate your selves on just being so good!

Week 12: Smokey Haricot Baked Beans

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One of our family favourites is my Dads recipe for homemade baked beans. Although we are partial to a tin of Heinz nothing beats a batch of smoky beans. Although you have to start on these the night before it is a really straight forward recipe and well worth that extra bit of effort. They make for a delicious brunch with a poached egg or keeping it classic on a jacket potato or on toast.

Week 11: Earl Grey Hotcross Buns

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Makes 14 Hot Cross Buns “Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny. Hot cross buns” This was the calling of the Hot Cross Bun man on Good Friday. What a great sound that would have been. Today we can buy Hot Cross Buns all year round, but originally these were an Easter tea time treat. ... Read More

Week 10: Carrot Cake with Orange and Muscovado Frosting

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When it comes to the realm of cakes we are truly spoilt for choice. Cakes have become such a big deal, we seem to be obsessed! Every café has to have an array of home baked delights. Sponges have to have at least 3 layers and you simply skimp out on a wild selection of cupcakes (yawn). For me it is all about the classics, the majestic Victoria sponge, the humble Fruit Cake and the totally delectable Carrot Cake.