March 11, 2012

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 175g butter - make sure that it is at room temperature and soft
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • zest of one large orange
  • juice of the orange
  • 3 large eggs
  • 75g marmalade
  • 175g self raising flour

 

Frosting

  • 75g icing sugar
  • enough orange juice to make the i...

December 11, 2011

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

For the cake

  • 330g brown sugar
  • 160 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 310g self raising flour
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 235ml milk
  • 185g rhubarb in medium sized chunks
  • 45g sliced almonds

 

For the topping

  • 65g cane sugar
  • 15g...

November 14, 2011

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 350g butter
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 350g self raising flour
  • 8 drops vanilla extract
  • Jam to finish (usually strawberry, but I used home made plum jam)

 

Here is an extra tip for you:

I like to keep vanilla pods in my caster sugar jar.  This gi...

April 19, 2011

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml double cream, whipped
  • fruit topping of your choice (I like to use cherries)

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Set the oven to 150 degrees.  Prepare a flat baking tray with parchment...

February 15, 2011

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of marsala
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla paste
  • 285ml double cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 170g caster sugar

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Pour the lemon juice into a saucepan with...

January 25, 2011

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2kg Seville oranges
  • 2 litres of water
  • 1.5kg preserving sugar
  • 500g dark muscavado sugar

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the 2 litres of water in a large pan and add the squeezed juice from the oranges using a sieve to reserve any pips and pith.

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January 22, 2011

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 170g flour
  • 110g soft brown sugar
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g butter softened
  • 2 heaped tsps ground ginger
  • 1 rounded tbsp ginger syrup
  • 25g glace ginger
  • 1 egg beaten

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl,...

January 21, 2011

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter softened
  • 300g plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 50g rice flour
  • 1-3 tbsp lavender depending on how strong you want the flavour

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Line two large baking trays with parchment pap...

November 13, 2010

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 110g hazelnuts
  • 1 pint cream
  • 200g dark chocolate

 

Here are some extra tips for you:

I like to keep vanilla pods in my caster sugar jar.  This gives the sugar a nice gentle vanilla flavour.  The pods last for years...

November 11, 2010

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 3 large lemons
  • 250g granulated sugar
  • 250 ml tonic water
  • 1 egg white
  • 15 - 30 ml gin (optional, but worth it)

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Scrub the lemons and then strip the zest from them and squeeze the juice out.

 

Step 2 - Put the lemon juice an...

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