Blackcurrant Jelly

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Blackcurrant jelly has a lovely sharp flavour. Rather than a jam I made this into a jelly. I find the blackcurrant skins can be a little tough sometimes so I prefer to sieve them out. I am lucky enough to have a jelly strainer, if you do not have one that is not a problem just pass the cooked fruit through a colander to take out the large pieces and then pour the liquid through a sieve to remove the smaller pieces of fruit to achieve a smooth jam. Continue reading “Blackcurrant Jelly”

Elderflower Drizzle Scones

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With elderflowers in season at the moment and I have been making Elderflower and Lemon Cordial I have been experimenting with different recipes to use my cordial in. I have used my own Cordial in this recipe, however you can use whatever is available to you. I do find shop brought Cordial sweeter then mine.

This recipe will make 6 x 65mm scones or 4 x 75mm scones or a large round cut into 8 wedges. Continue reading “Elderflower Drizzle Scones”

Lemon Meringue Cake

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We all love lemon meringue pie, but what about a cake version? The idea was suggested by my youngest daughter and it is incredible.

I used Italian meringue to cover the cake, as this does not require baking and used a cooks blow torch to enhance the piping. I used a rosette nozzle to pipe the meringue, however any swirly finish will look and taste fantastic. Continue reading “Lemon Meringue Cake”