Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s sticky quince and ginger cake

I looooove quince so I snapped up a good bunch at the Old Trafford Amateur Gardeners Society last week. This recipe means you also get some jelly from the poaching liquid – a tasty addition to toast. 150g butter, softened, plus a little more for greasing 2 large-ish quinces (about 600g) 160g caster or vanilla sugar 160g…

Nigel Slater’s yummy yummy Courgette Cake

#courgetteglut continues and the courgette has now become something to experiment with. I’ve worked my way through 3 courgette cake recipes this summer. This recipe, which features on Nigel Slater’s Guardian column is my favorite. The texture is slightly too moist but the flavour really makes up for it and its the only cake where…

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…

We made bread…

We were skint and out of bread but had a cupboard full of flour, and not just strong white flour (Waitrose Leckford Estate Strong White Bread Flour) but fancy wholemeal (Bacheldre Watermill) and multi-grain. Check out Baker and Loaf to find out what flours are available in UK. We used a simplified bread recipe (which…

Oat Biscuits

These are the most basic of biscuits. Very quick to make too, just mix everything together and spoon on a tray. I sometimes add a handfull of rasins for a fruity bite. The recipe is from BBC Good Food. Ingredients 75g wholemeal flour – i use Bacheldre flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g porridge oats…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I got a request for a cake during a recent visit to Greece. Out came GoodFood’s Lemon Drizzle Cake as it was easy to make and I could take advantage of the abundance of juicy lemons. It turned out absolutely lovely, it’s a very easy recipe so I’d recommend it. 225g unsalted butter , softened…