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the BEST Coffee and walnut cake....EVER!!!!!

Posted by me on June 4, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments ()

I don't boast very often but this is definitely the best coffee and walnut cake you will ever try... the combination of rich coffee infused cake, studded with little nuggets of walnuts, the most sumptuous mascarpone cream with a hint of vanilla and coffee and caramelised walnuts make this an absolute winner and I guarantee that even if you are not a fan of ...

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Guinness fruit cake.....Free from sugar

Posted by me on March 21, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments ()


This old fashioned fruit cake is so moist and flavoursome you will forget in an instant that it contains no sugar, it lasts for ages and is perfect when only a really good 'Granny' cake will do. Because Xylitol the sugar substitute I use doesn't brown or caramelise during cooking I have soaked the fruit in Guinness which adds a lovely deep flavour and...

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Cider apple from Gluten

Posted by me on March 4, 2014 at 3:10 AM Comments comments ()

This is such a quick and easy cake to make and tastes even better if left for a day or two before cutting. You can simply change gluten free self raising flour for ordinary self raising flour if you are not gluten intolerant but it makes a wonderful moist cake and is especially good with a slice of crumbly Lancashire or mature cheddar cheese....

200 g...

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Chocolate mayonaise cake.... Free from gluten

Posted by me on February 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments ()

Gluten...Schmooten... who needs that old chestnut in their cakes and bakes???

This totally gorgeous chocolate fudge cake was bought about by the need to create gluten free recipes that could fool someone not suffering from IBS or a gluten intolerance. As far as I am concerned I would never make or bake anything that I wouldn't want to eat m...

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Raspberry and Lemon Princessa Cake

Posted by me on January 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments ()

I am fascinated by other cultures, their traditions, celebrations and what they choose as festive food, Sweden is no exception.

This recipe first appeared in the 1930’s and was invented by Jenny Akerstrom who was a teacher to the daughters of Prince Carl, Duke of Vastergotland. His three daughters Margaretha, Martha and Astrid were said to be pa...

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Dundee Marmalade and tea cake

Posted by me on September 16, 2013 at 3:05 AM Comments comments ()

Mary Queen of Scots, daughter of the infamous Henry VIII (scoffer of pies and Richmond maid’s of honour) was reputed to rather dislike cherries in her cakes (why she couldn’t just spit them out is beyond me) and so a fruit cake containing almonds was made just for her and decorated with concentric circles of the little nut to keep her royalness happy&#...

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Chocolate and beetroot cake

Posted by me on September 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments ()

Ahhh Norfolk, home of Bernard and his turkeys, fiery English mustard and in 60AD the queen of the Iceni tribe Boudicca herself. Nowadays people from Norfolk are sometimes known by the name of Norfolk dumplings (a rather uncomplimentary comparison to the flour dumplings that were traditionally a significant part of the local diet) but I think that if some hairy leg...

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Autumn Apple and Bramble crumble cake

Posted by me on September 2, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments ()

I have had this hand written recipe in my collection since about 1980 and it’s a lovely tea time treat that I have revisited and updated especially for these chilly autumnal evenings when something decidedly warming covered with a great big dollop of vanilla infused cream is called for. Although there are lots of ingredients in this recipe and three l...

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Yorkshire Sticky Ginger Parkin with a zesty lemon drizzle

Posted by me on September 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM Comments comments ()

This is one of my all time favourites when the weather gets a little colder and the nights start to draw in, serve this on its own with a mug of hot chocolate (fluffy whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground ginger are extra delicious) or warm as a pudding drizzled with a little hot lemon sauce or a ...

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Recipe- Parsnip and maple syrup cake- New and updated

Posted by bakinglady on October 10, 2009 at 10:50 AM Comments comments ()

Saturday is upon us once more and usual I am to be found in the kitchen with an apron on, a spoon in my hand and a cake in the oven. This time it's a luscious little number with a very unusual ingredient- parsnips! And baby all I can say is don't knock it till you try it....



175g butter


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Dundee Cake

Posted by bakinglady on September 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM Comments comments ()


Dundee cake is one of the simple pleasures in life, a nice cup of coffee and a slice of fruit laden, almond topped, wonder-ful-ness on a sunday afternoon are enough to warm the cockles of even the hardest Scot, of course a wee dram of a decent whisky would be the perfect accompniament but that would have me prostra...

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