Category Archives: Cakes & biscuits

English Carrot Cake

In the school holidays, it’s always nice to have a homemade cake around for children and drop-in visitors. This is actually a good one for kids to help make and, as it’s moist texture comes from sweet grated carrots, it’s … Continue reading

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Almond and pistachio cantuccini

I just don’t have anywhere near enough time to bake these days. ┬áThankfully, I’ve got a few days off over the Xmas and New Year break so I’m making these lovely cantuccini biscuits to wrap in pretty cellophane bags and … Continue reading

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Peanut butter cookies

Everyone loves these soft, golden peanut butter cookies. They are a delicious teatime or party treat and kids love helping to make them. Eat them plain, or dip them in melted chocolate. You could also crumble them over ice cream, … Continue reading

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Edward’s chocolate Coca-Cola birthday cake

This is quite possibly the most perfect home made birthday cake for any boy or girl. However if, like our great nephew Edward, chocolate and Coca-Cola are amongst your favourite, yet normally restricted food items, it becomes even more perfect. … Continue reading

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Pine nut and almond tart with boozy sultanas

This pine nut and almond tart is one of those unassuming looking desserts that both surprises and delights as soon as you take your first bite: light crisp pastry with a golden almond filling, the crunch of the pine nuts … Continue reading

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