Posts in the Category: Bake

Tea Bread with Icing

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on September 7th 2016 0 Comments 20160904_151210[1]

My childhood friend, Charlie, was staying; actually is staying as I write this, but when it is published in a couple of days he will sadly have gone.  In  Newcastle where we lived near each other and before he found his lovely wife, I baked now and then and he shared the result, or his …

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Canadian Zucchini and Cinnamon Bake

Posted in - Bake & Breakfast & Puddings & Tea Time on September 4th 2016 0 Comments 20160902_164155[1]

We were given this delicious cake/bread in church in Canada 6 hours north of Montreal, off the St Lawrence River, where only during the summer its doors are opened with a visiting vicar.  Someone brings in something delicious each week and this is one of them.  Whether a churchgoer or not, yummies and ‘cook outs’ …

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Speedy Pizza!

Posted in - Bake on July 20th 2016 0 Comments IMG_1244[1]

Last night my poor husband had a car crash –  not a major one as in no-one was hurt but major enough for the car to be a possible write-off.  So we decided we ought to go out for a pizza in a local town where we can sit at a cafe style table on …

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Gluten and Dairy Free Tangerine Almond Cake

Posted in - Bake & Healthy Recipes on December 27th 2015 0 Comments tangerine cake

This cake allows you to enjoy the end of Christmas indulgence without being too indulgent. It is dairy and gluten free and will remain so if served with a tangerine and sugar drizzle.

Ingredients
75g/2½ oz brown sugar
140g/5oz ground almonds
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 heaped tsp mixed spice
2 eggs
60ml/1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tangerines
2 tbsp flaked almonds

To serve – …

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Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Posted in - Bake & Puddings on October 26th 2015 0 Comments IMG_1370[1]

Not long left for blackberry picking!  Crumble is not always my forte even though it must be one of the simplest things.  Thanks to an article in the paper, I have mastered the art of a good crumble topping.

Ingredients
Fruit
650g apples, chopped
3 handfuls of blackberries
60g brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Topping
200g unsalted butter
250g demerara sugar
100g plain flour
100g oats
100g …

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on October 24th 2015 0 Comments pic 38

‘Measure not my love by substance of it, which is brittle, but by the form of it which is circular.’
Lord Herbert of Cherbury, 1602
Renowned as biscuits eaten by country people, Shrewsbury biscuits were made with varying additions such as cinnamon, nutmeg and rosewater.  The essence is in the flour:butter ratio, ensuring their crispness.  If the …

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