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Chocolate dipped, salted Cashew and peanut toffee shards

Posted by me on October 27, 2020 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Hard, sucking toffee, rather than the chewy or liquid caramel varieties have always had a soft (if not crunchy) spot in my heart. It evokes memories of my childhood when my Soldier father would go into the kitchen and boil up a big saucepan of brittle, golden, glass like caramel toffee made with nothing more than a ton of sugar and a splash of vinegar.....

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Peanut butter mallow cornflake cake

Posted by me on September 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (106)

This simple recipe is great fun to get the children involved with ( adult supervision required when melting the mallows) and they can be squished into one big cake or bar, or spooned into individual paper cases, perfect for party's and picnics...

80g  butter 

125g crunchy or smooth peanut butter 

280g marshmallows divide...

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Hokey Pokey

Posted by me on June 11, 2020 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (97)

Doooo.... the Hokey Pokey...... some call it cinder toffee, some call it naked crunchie! I know it by its other name, Hokey Pokey �� it's three ingredients , dead easy to make and in a few minutes you have the stuff of dreams.

200g caster sugar (don't be tempted to use granulated)

8 tablespoons of golden syrup, honey or maple s...

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Wartime mashed potato fudge

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (93)

During the second world war, rationing meant that sugar, butter and chocolate were rare, precious commodities that needed to be savoured. This simple recipe stretched out the meagre weekly ration amounts for an adult with the addition of a surprise ingredient... potato! Potatoes and bread were two of the few foods not rationed and ensured that a good ol...

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Cinder Coffee Cupcakes

Posted by me on March 8, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (102)

if ever there was a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of cupcakes, this little beauty would fit the bill... with sophisticated notes of coffee and vanilla, smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting and a gleaming nugget of bubbly champagne coloured toffee perched jauntily on  top this is a cupcake strictly for the grownups....


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Coconut N'ice

Posted by me on December 12, 2013 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (96)

When I was young My Grandmother used to visit us at Christmas time, laden with our presents (normally socks and jumpers) and carrying a plate, covered in shiny silver tinfoil bearing the best festive treat in the world....Coconut Ice!

Christmas didn't start until my gran descended with her plate of pink and white, creamy squares of deliciousness ...

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