Recipe

Mine Pie Cake

When I asked my husband what kind of birthday cake he wanted me to bake him this year, he said: “mince pie”! So I baked him a mincemeat flavoured cake topped with mini mince pies. This is best made a day in advance but can be made on the day …

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Gingerbread Popcorn

Ingredients Make your popcorn with: 60ml vegetable oil 120g popping corn 200g pretzels (broken into smaller pieces) 200g candy corn (or Smarties / M&Ms or similar) Make your caramel with: 240g margarine for cooking (I used Pure) 360g dark brown sugar 60ml golden syrup 60ml treacle 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar …

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Chocolate and cream egg cake

Ingredients: 230g butter substitute (I use Vitalite or Pure) 300g brown caster sugar 4 large eggs 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I use Madagascan) 80g cocoa powder 375g gluten free self-raising flour (I use Dove’s Farm) 180ml lactofreemilk Directions: Turn oven on to 175C to preheat while you prepare your cake …

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Let them eat cake….

Truth be told what I actually mean is – ME! Let ME eat cake! So, while I may have baked this four layer red velvet cake with chocolate frosting  for my youngest’s 13th birthday – I enjoyed it plenty too! Ingredients: 230g butter substitute (I use Vitalite or Pure) 300g brown caster …

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Malay Spiced Cranberry Sauce

This is my recipe for unusual and very delicious cranberry sauce: Ingredients 5 whole star anise 5 cloves 1 cinnamon stick broken into bits 1 vanilla pod 600g whole cranberries 160ml fresh squeezed orange juice 160ml water 3tbsp orange zest 345g sugar Method Place spices in a piece of muslin and …

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Mug Cakes

This is my recipe for ‘foolproof’ (non exploding) lactose free and gluten free chocolate mug cake (which can also be made with normal milk and flour). Ingredients: 4 tbsp gluten free self raising flour (also works with flour containing gluten) 4 tbsp caster sugar 2 tbsp cocoa 1 egg (it …

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Lemon meringue cupcakes (gluten and dairy free)

Lemon Filling: 3 egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue) 170g brown caster sugar 3 tbsp cornflour pinch of salt 90ml lemon juice 2 tbsp. lemon zest, loosely packed 200ml water   Cupcakes: 125g dairy free margarine (I use Pure or Vitalite) 125g brown caster sugar 125g self raising gluten free …

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Geordie Tarts

My husband is a Geordie and I named these tarts after him because they’re individual, spiky, coconut-y and sweet. I took them to share at the afternoon tea my triathlete club had after our August Bank Holiday sea swim ( you need to burn off some calories before you eat these …

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Runger bites

I eat a couple of these before a run and it seems to keep my runger under control afterward. By control I mean that I still need to eat but I don’t feel the same need to eat ALL the food in the house. Ingredients: 1 quartered and cored medium …

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Apple Roses

Ingredients and equipment  Pre-heat oven to 180 4 med red apples (halved, cored and sliced thinly) One 12 hole deep cupcake tin One pastry brush One table spoon Two bowls (one large non-metallic mixing bowl, one small) Method Add sliced apples to large bowl of water (approx 1 litre) with juice …

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