Posts in the Category: Bake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Puddings & Tea Time on November 9th 2019 0 Comments

This is an adaptation of Jason Goodwin’s poppyseed cake only insofar as this is gluten free and has lemon added.  Very delicious and will last longer than your average cake because it is more or less saturated in sugar syrup.

Ingredients
For Syrup
300g granulated sugar
375ml water
juice of 2 lemons

Cake
200g granulated sugar
3 eggs
230ml …

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Gluten Free Crumpet Bread

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Healthy Recipes on October 16th 2019 0 Comments

I really miss crumpets and I also miss marmite.  Marmite is not gluten free!  Who’d’ve thought?  Anyway, this photograph shows the bread toasted with salt and pepper, … and you can of course add whatever you want.  I prefer this toasted; with honey or jam is good too.  Today however I am in a salty …

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Sushi and Salads

Posted in - gluten free & Healthy Recipes & Salads & Seafood on September 25th 2019 1 Comments

This is not the first time I have posted sushi on this blog.  So it is the same recipe but a reminder.  I served it with two salads because the children wouldn’t eat the fennel salad so a cucumber concoction accompanied us too. We compared Waitrose bought sushi with homemade. I noticed a difference in …

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Cucumber and Dill Soup

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Lunch / Dinner & Vegetarian on September 21st 2019 0 Comments

I hate to admit that I let our veg garden overflow this year, and not in a good way.  It is a bit of a jungle now and within it I found about 10 cucumbers, all a good size.  So what better thing to do with them than make soup… it is cool, soothing and …

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Raisin Bran Muffins

Posted in - Bake & Breakfast & Healthy Recipes on September 13th 2019 2 Comments

These bran muffins have no bran in them.  Bran used in bran muffins is wheat bran and not gluten free.  My love of bran muffins comes from visiting my Canadian grandparents in their house in Florida during Easter holidays (very lucky me).  Granny would drive me to the local shop just so I could buy …

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Smoked Mackerel Pâté

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Seafood on September 21st 2016 0 Comments img_20160920_183100

The children chose, and they prepared.  I sat at the kitchen table with a cup of tea, directing!  This is such a simple recipe that perhaps it does not even need to be here, but then we all like simple recipes, and sometimes the obvious needs stating, – it does for me anyway.

Ingredients
280g  cream cheese
4 …

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Porridge with Spiced Syrup, Berries and Sunflower seeds

Posted in - Breakfast & Healthy Recipes & Recipes & Vegetarian on September 15th 2016 0 Comments 20160915_070428

When I wrote Afternoon Tea  I included a recipe for Spiced Tea Syrup on page 54 (just in case you have a copy!), fashionable in the Edwardian Era to both sweeten and flavour.  Being out of the habit, despite writing this book, a jar has been sitting by the kettle for quite some time and …

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