Recipe

Rhubarb Cake

With all the late season rhubarb filling up people’s allotments, now is the perfect time for turning it into jam, pie and cake. Here is my never fail recipe for rhubarb cake: Ingredients: 140g butter substitute (I use Pure) or 150g butter 300g self-raising flour (or substitute same amount of …

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Mince 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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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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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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Strawberry shortbread

This is my recipe for gluten, nut and dairy free strawberry shortbread – it is a crumbly sweet treat that is equally suitable for part of high tea or as a light dessert after a big meal. This recipe will make enough for eight people.     INGREDIENTS For the …

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Dairy and gluten free ginger nuts

These warming little cookies have been adapted from a family recipe and are very more-ish! Ingredients 56g dairy free margerine 2 tablespoons of golden syrup 25g of light brown sugar 150g self raising gluten free flour 1 tsp bicarb soda 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1 tsp ground ginger Method …

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Dairy Free Salted Caramel Pretzels 

Ingredients             250g pretzels, broken into smaller pieces (I used a combination of stick shaped pretzels and the traditional pretzel shaped ones simply because that’s what I had in the cupboard)             214g butter substitute (I used Vitalite)     …

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