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Healthy(ish) Cranberry, Apple and Oat Muffins

Healthy(ish) Cranberry, Apple and Oat Muffins

There’s no such thing as a healthy muffin I hear you say. Well, probably not, but this is pretty darn close. Using olive oil instead of melted butter in this recipe means that the saturated fat is greatly reduced. Sugar is kept at a minimum […]

Raspberry and Apple cake

Raspberry and Apple cake

I love using fruit in cakes and this one is packed with apples and raspberries. It’s not too sweet with the raspberries giving a slight tartness to it. Frozen raspberries can be used instead of fresh, add while still frozen. Served with yoghurt, cream or […]

Cinnamon Snails

Cinnamon Snails

Whenever we go on a city break we always book ourselves onto a food tour. It’s a fun and informative way to learn about a city and it’s food culture. We recently visited Berlin and spent a great afternoon with Sam, who runs Bite Berlin […]

Emergency cake!

Emergency cake!

This fruity tray bake is my go to cake when I have run out of sweet treats. Particularly useful for those unexpected visits as it uses store cupboard ingredients and is quick to prepare. I also freeze slices ready for any occasion. Served with custard […]

Rhubarb and orange cake

Rhubarb and orange cake

I love rhubarb and ginger crumble but sometimes it can be a bit boring and that’s where this recipe steps in. Originally a Waitrose recipe, first published in 2006, it also made an appearance on Masterchef, in 2009, when Rachel Thompson, a quarter finalist, made it. […]

Green Olive Breadsticks

Green Olive Breadsticks

There’s been a neglected jar of olives sitting unopened in my fridge, for well over a year. It was originally bought as pre-dinner nibbles for guests, many moons ago, but completely forgotten about as other, more appetising morsels, were brought into play. Still within it’s […]

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Everyone should have a good muffin recipe in their baking repertoire and this one will give you light, fluffy muffins every time. I’ve used oil instead of butter which makes it a slightly healthier option. Another  speedy recipe with muffins ready in around 30 minutes. […]

Folded Pesto Bread

Folded Pesto Bread

This is a fantastic Italian bread which can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to pasta dishes. I’ve made mine using sun-dried tomato pesto but basil pesto makes a good substitute. Serve warm to enjoy the best flavour. Makes four breads, each […]

Banana and walnut cake

Banana and walnut cake

As we haven’t had any cakes on the blog since November I’ve decided it’s time for a bit of a treat, and what could be better than a nice moist banana cake. Great for using up those over ripe bananas in the fruit bowl, and […]

Cheat’s Sausage Rolls

Cheat’s Sausage Rolls

It’s been a very productive afternoon in my kitchen today, getting ahead with the Christmas baking. Although we having a fairly quiet Christmas this year, the days running up to it are anything but. The start of the new year is equally as busy and […]