Rhubarb Bakewell Tart

This is an adaptation of a bakewell tart just as I had a jar of Honey Roasted Rhubarb to finish off and thought it would make a novel filling instead of jam. *To make the rhubarb filling, I used 1 jam jar of the honey roasted rhubarb and reduced it in a saucepan on a…

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Favourite Cake

This recipe is for a light caraway loaf and can be found in Tea Time Recipes book by National Trust. Ingredients 6oz margarine or butter, softened 6oz caster sugar 3 eggs 3 teaspoons caraway seeds 8oz plan flour 1 teaspoon baking powder a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon ground almonds 1 tablespoon milk Method Preheat…

Mary Berry’s Devonshire Apple Cake

I’m making good use of the cook book as we have another Mary Berry Baking Bible cake on my hands. This Devonshire apple cake is a traybake and fairly easy to make. I’ve not added the caster sugar on top of the cake as I used dessert apples which add sweetness.

Mary Berry’s American Apple and Apricot Cake

Apples and cakes seem to be a hit this time of year and with a few spare apples lying about the house a bit bruised, now is the time to cook them. I usually make Mary Berry’s Apple and Cinnamon Cake but thought its time to venture further… well not that much! Recipe can be…

The Squirrel’s Tagine

We had a butternut squash to use from the vegbox. It’s cold and snowy outside so we fancied something heartwarming. I made this from scratch and it was absolutely yummy – be generous with the apricots! Unfortunately we were too hungry to take a photograph, but I’ll make it again soon. Drank with a lovely pumpkin seed…

River Cafe Biscotti

I had a bit of time on my hands on 30th December and decided to make those lovely little biscuits that go with coffee, which i’m drinking vats of by the way to keep warm. Usually I look for a biscotti recipe on the internet but this time I tried River Cafe’s recipe from the…

Strawberry and Almond Tray Bake

Sunday usually calls for a cake or pudding to be made. I chose this recipe as although you couldn’t call it local, its made from long-life ingredients such as jam, ground almonds and flour. This recipe is from Delicious Magazine. The sponge is very similar to bakewell tart. Ingredients 300g self-raising flour 75g butter 185g golden caster…