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Easter Simnel Cake

Easter Simnel Cake

Our final Easter Bake is a traditional Simnel Cake. Lighter than a Christmas cake it has been eaten since medieval times. The eleven marzipan balls represent the eleven apostles minus Judas. There are two layers of marzipan, one on the top and the other concealed […]

Chocolate muffins

Chocolate muffins

We’ve made a good healthy start to the new year and now it’s time for a treat. These muffins are easy to make and are light and airy. Just take a bite and discover the hidden chunks of chocolate within. In the unlikely event you […]

Jewelled fruit and nut cake

Jewelled fruit and nut cake

This is a beautiful festive cake which we make in our household every year at Christmas. As I’m not a great lover of iced cakes this is the perfect cake for me with it’s Florentine style topping. The marzipan is still there but is incorporated […]

Prune cake with brandy and walnuts

Prune cake with brandy and walnuts

First let me apologise for another cake recipe on what should be a healthy eating blog. We have been doing a lot of entertaining recently and cake is always on the menu. In the run up to Christmas there will probably be more cake, but […]

Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake

This is my ‘go to’ chocolate cake recipe and is quick and easy to make. It is based on a Mary Berry recipe and I have reduced the amount of sugar originally used. The end result looks and tastes indulgent, and is a real crowd […]

Spiced Carrot Traybake

Spiced Carrot Traybake

Bake Off has returned to our screens and this recipe is our contribution to cake week, which saw the contestants creating their own signature tray bakes. This is based on a Mary Berry recipe and although not as elaborate as those in the Bake Off […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]