Coffee and Walnut Scones

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I have always used my Great Nanny’s recipe for making scones, she never liked the taste of too much baking powder, which some scone recipes can have, so always used an alternative raising agent – a mixture of cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda.

Once the basic scone mix has been mastered and is to your liking then you can add different flavours and fruits.  I have added coffee and walnut this time. Continue reading “Coffee and Walnut Scones”

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Cornish Fairings

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These are traditional ginger biscuit commonly found in Cornwall. Fairing biscuits were made to be sold at fairs thus became known as fairings.

These biscuits are very similar to gingerbread men. They are a spicy biscuit, I have added crystallized ginger to this recipe. The crystallized ginger adds an extra chewy warmth. Continue reading “Cornish Fairings”

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Unfortunately Brownies are really too easy to eat, and it is too easy to eat too many of them! Luckily they are really easy to make too….

There is nothing earth shatteringly different with my chocolate brownie recipe, when I looked at others before writing mine up they are all very similar. Again this is a recipe I have used for years and slightly changed it to suit our taste.

Once you have mastered a classic brownie recipe that you like and enjoy the most then you can add all sorts of things to ‘liven’ your brownies up. Continue reading “Chocolate Fudge Brownies”

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

IMG_5377 (2)This lemon cake has such a lovely refreshing taste, with the addition of poppy seeds to this cake gives a great crunch to it. I have made a lemon curd to fill this cake which gives an added zing along with the lemon icing.  ‘Total lemon over load’ you may think, however it really works and we all love the texture the poppy seeds give.

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Chocolate profiteroles

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As with most deserts and puddings I love profiteroles, I learnt to make them when I was really young and they have become one of my quick to make deserts.  There are so many things you can put with a profiterole for example my summer berry éclairs.  These are the classic cream filled profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce.  The chocolate sauce idea was given to me by my friend’s sister it is so easy to make and will have any diner guest begging to know how you made it and your children will love you forever so long as you keep a good supply at hand! Continue reading “Chocolate profiteroles”

Cherry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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I wanted to make shortbread for #NationalShortbreadDay on 6th January 2018. I do make shortbread quite a lot either plain or the millionaire caramel shortbread recipes I have already done.  I always like to have something in the cake tin for lunch boxes and after dinner treats, shortbread cookies are perfect for this.

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