The Great British Bake Off

I admit that summer is not my favorite season of the year. It’s too hot, too bright, and nearly everyone I know goes away on vacation. While I am stuck at home, there isn’t much to watch on TV, either. I’m stuck watching a bunch of reruns until they come back with new episodes...until late …

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Tea Ice Pops!

We are in well into the beginning of summer and in the end of Iced Tea Month. The weather has already warmed up and many have switched from their standard hot tea to iced tea. Independence Day (also known as Fourth of July) is upon us and so many us of are either preparing for …

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Recipe – Marble Cake

Oven 190 C, 375 F, Gas mark 5 A greased two pound loaf tin 6 oz butter 6 oz caster sugar 3 medium eggs or 2 eggs and the whites from another recipe 4 oz self raising flour 2 oz ground almonds ( for a different texture, you can use all flour though) 1 tablespoon …

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Recipe – Orange Tuile Biscuits

Looking through an old recipe book of my Mother's for something tasty to make I came across these biscuits.  They always looked impressive after they had been wrapped round the rolling pin and they do taste nice. You will need: 3 large egg whites 4 oz icing sugar 4 oz plain flour Finely grated zest …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

With the year nearly half over, it’s already time to think about our mothers. We owe our lives to her, so it’s a must that she deserves a lot of spoiling! Mother’s Day is celebrated in both the United States and the United Kingdom, only the UK celebrates Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday during …

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Recipe – Marmalade Cake

My husband does not like jam but loves Marmalade so I make him cake or buns and he puts marmalade in the middle so I thought I would experiment with a real marmalade cake just for him!  He likes the 'no peel' marmalade but you can use either. Oven 180 C  350 F  Gas Mark …

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Recipe – Orange & Chocolate Chip Cake

Is it OK to say I do not like chocolate cake?  I do make chocolate cakes and I do eat some chocolates, like Maltesers but I have never been a fan of rich chocolate cakes so I make this orange flavour cake and put chocolate chips in and it is good. You can of course …

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Recipe – Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake but I am not keen on it with lots of spices and dried fruit and certainly not nuts so I have been experimenting with various recipes and I think I have come up with a good one.  It uses oil instead of butter and just a little ginger to jazz it …

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Recipe – Savoy Biscuits

Savoy Biscuits or Lady Finger cakes can be eaten alone - with a cup of tea - or used as the sponge in a trifle.  Remember we made a trifle with trifle sponges broken into pieces well you can use these if you like instead.  There are softer and soak up the alcohol better or …

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Recipe – Cream Cheese Puffs

Cream cheese puffs are made from Choux pastry, which we made last year when we did the chocolate eclairs.  Oven needs to be hot 220 C, 425 F  Gas Mark 7 with a tray of water in the bottom.  Two greased baking sheets run under water just before putting the puffs on.   You will …

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