Burns Night Cranachan Recipe

January 25 marks the birthday of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns (January 25, 1759-July 21, 1796). in what's known as Burns Night. Each year Scottish people in Scotland and around the world celebrate the bard by reading his written works, drinking whisky, and enjoying a Burns Supper. Burns Supper usually consists of haggis, neeps and …

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Thanksgiving Apple Iced Tea Recipe 🍎

Mmm. Nothing could pair better with stuffing & turkey than a delicious cold glass of apple iced tea! There are so many different substitutes available so feel free to sub anything in the following recipe to suit you & your family. There is both a kid friendly and adult version! You'll Need: 16 oz. Boiling …

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St. David’s Day – Welsh Cake!

St. David’s Day is every March 1st and if you read my post from last year, you might recall that it is the celebration of St. David, the patron saint of Wales. If you can’t be in Wales to celebrate St. David’s Day, then you can at least make some Welsh Cakes right at home …

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Recipe – Custard Cream

If you miss custard creams or just crave them, then you can make them yourself with a few simple ingredients from your pantry and a little custard powder. This recipe for custard cream cookies is from Good Housekeeping UK. I first made this recipe before I had a kitchen scale (more on this later). US …

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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 – Lemon Biscuits

Who likes anything with lemon in it?  Most of you I am guessing.  Even my hubby likes these biscuits and he does not like lemon! The recipe for these biscuits is very old and I can no longer read the name but I know it was from an old Italian lady and began with B. …

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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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