The Lemon Squeezy rhubarb crumble

The Lemon Squeezy rhubarb crumble - An indulgent treat the whole family will enjoy - rhubarb, orange (preferably organic), unsalted butter, wholemeal plain flour, rolled oats, soft brown sugar, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas 5; Wash and top and tail the rhubarb and cut the stalks into 5cm pieces. Zest and squeeze the orange.; Put [...]

Yogurt cake

Yogurt cake - Light, delicious sponge - coconut or plain full fat yogurt, large eggs, unwaxed lemon, A little butter for greasing, plain flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder, sugar, groundnut oil, cocoa powder for dusting, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4; Wash the lemon and finely grate the rind. Grease a loose-bottomed 22cm cake tin [...]

Eileen’s soda bread

Eileen's soda bread - We discovered this fabulous bread on a trip to Ireland - egg, buttermilk, plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, wheat bran, wheatgerm, oatmeal, salt, Sesame seeds, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 200˚C/180˚C FAN/GAS 6; Mix the two flours, bicarbonate of soda, bran, wheatgerm, oatmeal and salt together in a bowl.; Beat the [...]

Pear and blackberry crumble

Pear and blackberry crumble - A lighter version of a classic pud with a lovely crumbly topping - 1kg ripe but firm green William pears, 300g blackberries, 1 lemon, 75g butter, 75g wholemeal flour, 75g rolled oats, 2 tablespoons agave nectar, 1 tablespoon demerara sugar, 50g shelled pistachios, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 200˚C/180˚C FAN/GAS 6; Peel [...]

Italian apple torte

Italian apple torte - A moist apple cake for a special tea or as a dessert - Gala apples, eggs, butter, lemon, demerara sugar, plain flour, baking powder, Greek-style yogurt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C FAN/GAS 4; Leave the butter to soften at room temperature.; Lightly grease a 20cm round, loose bottomed cake tin. Line the [...]

Christmas biscuits

Christmas biscuits - Easy-to-bake gifts or decorations - butter, eggs, lemon, honey, plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, demerara sugar, Icing sugar, cloves, crushed, Nutmeg, salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C FAN/GAS 4; Weigh the butter and leave it to soften.; Sieve the flour with the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add the crushed [...]

Rich fruit loaf

Rich fruit loaf - Wonderfully rich but light in texture. Perfect for Christmas - unsalted butter, large eggs, orange, preferably organic, plain flour, sugar, candied orange peel, sultanas, baking powder, ground cinnamon, rum, salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C FAN/GAS 4; Leave the butter to soften at room temperature.; Put the sultanas into a small bowl, [...]

Sumptuously seeded soda bread

Sumptuously seeded soda bread - Easy to bake and delicious toasted for breakfast - buttermilk, butter, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, wholemeal flour, plain white flour, wheat bran, wheatgerm, bicarbonate of soda, Sea salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C FAN/GAS 5; Mix the two flours, wheat bran and wheatgerm together. Rub in the butter until [...]

Cheese palmiers

Cheese palmiers - Super-quick cheesy treats to have with drinks - puff pastry, ready-rolled, Emmentaler cheese, egg, shallots, chopped thyme leaves, Small knob butter, Sea salt, black pepper, Plain flour for rolling the pastry, Peel and finely chop the shallots. Wash the thyme, strip the leaves and finely chop. Beat the egg. Grate the cheese.; [...]

Dressed-up panettone

Dressed-up panettone - A show-stopper of a dessert that couldn’t be simpler to make - panettone, butter, eggs, egg whites, unwaxed lemons, caster sugar, Icing sugar, Pinch of salt, Rinse, zest and juice the lemons. Filter the lemon juice through a tea strainer.; Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from the heat. Add [...]

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