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 – Easter Nests

Well over here we are still on Easter holidays and the Easter eggs are half price!  The kids are still away from school and bored so having bought some little Easter eggs cheap I thought we could make some Easter Nests which, because it is after Easter, we will call Spring treats. It is a …

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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 – Toad In The Hole

For all you British people out there and those who like British food, we have here a traditional dish.  Toad in the Hole is Yorkshire pudding batter poured round sausages, baked in the oven and usually served with an onion gravy.  It uses a Yorkshire Pudding batter and you can use any sausages you like …

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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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Recipe – Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake again?  You ask.  Well there are a number of recipes for chocolate but this one is a favourite of my dentist and we had an appointment the other day.  The dental nurses had given up chocolate for Lent but cocoa powder is not chocolate so the opinion was that a chocolate cake made …

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Recipe – Almond Slices

When the local Church has a sale or a fete they always ask, 'any cake donated will be greatly appreciated'  I usually make a Victoria sponge, but sometimes I make this tray bake Almond Slice.  It is always popular.       You will need: 4 oz sweet short crust pastry (4 oz flour 2 …

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