Blueberry and Lemon Cake

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I love the zing of a lemon drizzle cake that combined with the sweetness of the blueberries makes this cake extremely popular.

I have substituted some of the sugar for honey in this recipe, it just adds another dimension to the cake.  If you don’t have honey then just use caster sugar instead, or if you feel you would like more honey flavor then try adding more honey, but don’t forget to take out an equal quantity of sugar. Continue reading “Blueberry and Lemon Cake”

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Sticky Toffee Cake

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My grandad’s favourite pudding is a sticky toffee pudding, for his birthday I made him a Sticky Toffee Cake, I have included a picture of Grandad’s cake at the bottom.  I have made a variation for you here.

Usually Sticky Toffee would call for dates, however my sister hates them with a passion and isn’t too keen on dried fruit, so in this cake I have used raisins and liquidized them to disguise the fact they are in there. You can use them whole, or use chopped dates or sultanas, all will be good. Continue reading “Sticky Toffee Cake”

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”

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”