Cheese and Marmite Scones

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A perfect accompaniment to Cheese is Marmite. I realise you either love marmite or hate it. To be honest I do have to be in the mood for marmite, however the addition of marmite to these cheese scones really lifts the flavour.  So if you are a marmite hater or just a mild dis-liker I do recommend giving them ago.

I have used just one teaspoon of marmite in these scones, however if you are a real marmite adorer please feel free to add more! Continue reading “Cheese and Marmite Scones”

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Elderflower and Lemon Cordial

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With Elderflowers in season there is no better time to make your own refreshing drink.

This cordial is so very easy to make you will wonder why you ever bought it.

It does need to infuse over night for the full flavours to develop, so bear this in mind when you make it and start making it a day ahead of when you would like to drink it. Continue reading “Elderflower and Lemon Cordial”

Strawberry Crumbles

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I love strawberries and they are at their best during the British summer.  I do sometimes get a little carried away and buy more then we can eat in a day.  Unfortunately strawberries really need to be eaten within a day or two of picking before they go a little soft. This is the time I make strawberry crumbles. I make this as a tray bake and are so moreish it’s difficult to only eat one square! Continue reading “Strawberry Crumbles”

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”

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”