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Recipe: Chocolate and Berry Flapjack

Now is probably not the time for complicated recipes - or maybe it is: the ingredients probably haven't been stockpiled by others and are therefore probably still in the shops - but if you want to make lots of something, you need a straight-forward sort of a recipe. Something you don't have to think too… Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate and Berry Flapjack

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Recipe: Simple Vegan Lemon Fairy Cakes

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday [aka Pancake Day or Mardi Gras], the day on which, traditionally, all the eggs and butter are used up before the Lenten fast begins. For those of you observing it properly, I salute you, and offer this simple vegan recipe for fairy cakes to help see you through. Unless you feel… Continue reading Recipe: Simple Vegan Lemon Fairy Cakes

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Sainsbury’s: Bread and Ham Pudding

As with odd lengths of threads left over from cross-stitch kits, it's impressive how collections of recipes and recipe books gather. And then usually gather dust. It must be admitted that most of my collection has something to do with chocolate, but I have also managed to collect a large number of those give-away recipes… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Sainsbury’s: Bread and Ham Pudding

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Hummingbird: Muesli Bar

I was looking for something vaguely virtuous, something I could, perhaps, easily take to work to nibble at lunch-time. Something which wasn't a sandwich, and which wasn't full of sugar, and wasn't really flapjack. What I found was this recipe for a Muesli bar in one of my Hummingbird Bakery recipe books. It involved oats… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Hummingbird: Muesli Bar

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Spiced Cranberry Cakes

The first time I made Delia's spiced cranberry cakes I substituted with lingonberry jam, because I had a jar in my cupboard and, looking at my notes, I must have been on some random substitution experiment, because it wasn't the only deviation. As far as I can recall, they tasted sufficiently cake-like - there are… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Spiced Cranberry Cakes

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Recipe: Gingerbread with Lemon and Blueberries

What I like about this time of year is the cakes. This is the time for heavier cakes, for gingerbreads and fruit cakes, for spices and treacle. For all the things that taste of Christmas. (I know, a bit early for that, but now's the time to be baking for Christmas, to give the cakes… Continue reading Recipe: Gingerbread with Lemon and Blueberries

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Miss Hope’s Black Forest Fudge

This is a more traditional sort of fudge, made by carefully boiling the ingredients to a specific temperature. Usually this takes ages. Or it seems to anyway – watched pots and all that. Unfortunately, you can’t really go away and come back again, just in case it gets too hot. So, once the sugar-cream-butter mix… Continue reading Miss Hope’s Black Forest Fudge