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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. […]

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 […]

White chocolate and cranberry tiffin

White chocolate and cranberry tiffin

A little while ago some friends set me a challenge to come up with a recipe for a white chocolate and cranberry Tiffin, as we had seen some sitting seductively on a counter in a cafe, where we were having lunch. What I didn’t admit […]

Guiness Cake

Guiness Cake

This is a nice, moist fruit cake whose flavour improves on keeping for a couple of days. This is my cake of choice when I’m baking for a holiday as it travels and lasts well. Goes exceedingly well with a nice cuppa. Happy baking x […]

Polenta Cake with Oranges and Amaretto

Polenta Cake with Oranges and Amaretto

This is a beautiful light cake, packed full of flavour. It makes a great dessert, served with a dollop of ice cream, or can just be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea. I didn’t think we would find anything as good as our Pistachio […]

Pistachio and Olive Oil Cake

Pistachio and Olive Oil Cake

I first discovered this cake when recently visiting Ask Italian. Normally I skip dessert as I’m trying to cut back on saturated fat, but when I saw this on the menu it appealed to me straight away. It certainly didn’t disappoint on flavour and all round […]