Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

A recipe for those people who have asked for gluten free cake.  I just hope they are okay with cocoa powder! This is not an airy well risen cake as you can imagine but it does taste nice and especially if you warm a piece in the microwave and serve it with fresh cream or …

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Recipe – Bara Brith

This is an old Welsh recipe that people still make.  My grand-daughter made one just after Christmas and it was delicious and full of fruit. I particularly liked it sliced and buttered with a mug of tea.  You can use any dried fruit you like but we used currants and sultanas, it does not use …

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Eccles Cake

Recently, English Tea Store has had requests to carry Eccles Cakes  and we are now proud to feature them on our site! They are still mostly unknown in the United States. While they are beginning to gain popularity here, they have been well known by British people for many generations. Eccles cakes are flaky, round, …

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Superfood – Blood Pudding

Have you ever heard of a superfood? Every year, there seems to be a new trend of “superfoods” that becomes a craze amongst the masses. These superfoods are super because there is a health benefit to them, such as protein, antioxidants, or probiotics, only in large quantities. In a world of acai berries, quinoa, and …

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Recipe – Sweet Cheese Tarts

Now we all know how to make pastry (or buy it) so I will just tell you what you need: 6 oz short crust pastry for this recipe, sweet or not depending on your taste.       Filling: 8 oz Cottage or Curd Cheese - whichever you can buy 2 oz  Sugar 2oz  Currants …

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Recipe – Vanilla Slice

    Vanilla slices or custard slices are very popular here and on the Continent. You can make them from scratch or use ready made pastry, but either way they are good!           You will need: 8 oz of puff pastry made with 8 oz plain flour, a pinch of salt, …

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January is National Hot Tea Month

Back in June, I previously spoke of National Iced Tea Month where iced tea is celebrated and appreciated for the whole month. It’s January now and the weather has gotten cold, and coincidentally, it’s National Hot Tea Month! It’s never been a better time to enjoy hot tea. Many are making New Year’s resolutions, where …

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Recipe – Battenburg Cake

This is the most fiddly cake I have ever made but the taste makes up for it!  Finding red food coloring was not easy either, my first attempt at this cake turned out green and yellow instead of pink and yellow.  When I have made this in the past with my Mum we used cochineal …

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