Mary Berry’s Sultana and Orange Traybake

So so so yummy! This cake reminds me ever so slightly of a rock cake, but lovely and moist, almost too delicate. Ingredients 225g/8oz butter 225g/8oz caster sugar 275g/10oz self-raising flour 2tsp baking powder 4 eggs 2 tbsp milk 275g/10oz sultanas grated rinds of 2 oranges (I actually used 1 and it turned out lovely)…

Mary Berry’s Vanilla Ice Cream

I’ve made a few types of ice cream and this is the best by far (yet). The ice cream is always soft and easy to scoop – possibly because it features egg whites whisked up and I used vanilla essence with alcohol. It’s even tasty if you only have half the cream and substitute the…

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…

Mary Berry’s Cappuccino Cake

Mary Berry’s Cappuccino Cake is absolutely delightful. A soft moist sponge with light coffee cream icing. I used Rico Fairtrade instant coffee. Ingredients 50g (2oz) Cocoa powder 6 tablespoons boiling water 3 large eggs 175g (6oz) self raising flour 50ml (2fl oz) milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 100g (4oz) softened butter 275g (10oz) caster sugar…

Mary Berry’s Chocolate Tray Bake

Due to popular demand here is the recipe for Mary Berry’s Chocolate Tray BakeĀ (from the Mary Berry Ultimate Cake Book). The icing can be difficult to make just because of the amount of icing sugar, so I use my Kitchenaid to mix it for me! Its not greatly seasonal, although a good cupboard sourced cake….

JJASON blog 2012 in review

One of the reasons we love word press is that The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has read and commented on our blog. We can see people really like the cakes (especially Mary Berry’s cakes!) – so…

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.