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…

River Cottage Brown Bread Ice Cream

In my efforts to become a sourdough maestro, I have some rubbish bread which needs another function. Long behold a recipe in the River Cottage Bread Book for Brown Bread Ice Cream, it had merits! You can find the recipe online here. The ice cream base is vanilla custard, and the bread is ‘toasted’ with…

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…

Greg Wallace’s Rhubarb Crumble

A lovely dessert made for Jubilee weekend with a bunch of gifted rhubarb. The recipe is taken from BBC Good Food. 500g rhubarb, chopped into chunks the length of your thumb 100g golden caster sugar 3 tbsp port (optional) 140g self-raising flour 85g butter , chilled 50g light brown muscovado sugar 50g chopped walnuts (optional) 1….

Sharon Fruit Cake (aka Persimmon Cake)

We have 3 fantastic looking sharon fruits from last weeks vegbox, which can be cut up and eaten as fruit but I want to do something different. Googling sharon fruit cake didnt return many results apart from Sharon’s fruit cake. But sharon fruit is also know as as persimmon fruit, I found this recipe from…

Beetroot + Chocolate = Brownies!

RiverCottage do a wicked Chocolate and Beetroot Brownie recipe having now tried and tested it out for the first time yesterday. I totally love RiverCottage and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and find their recipes consistant. Beetroot is easy to grow and use, I even like the stained red hands one is left with. My father cooks and eats…