Somerset Apple Cake with optional streusel twist

The streusel topping elevates a traditional tea time delicacy to a luxurious dessert. The apple store is usually looking a little depleted by this time of year, but if you still have a few Bramley apples knocking about this recipe is a lovely way of using them up. (If you don’t have Bramley’s any other… Continue reading Somerset Apple Cake with optional streusel twist

Comté & pear tartlets

Comté & pear tartlets

February’s pickings from the vegetable patch can be sparse, but if you’re lucky you’ll have apples and pears from autumn’s harvest to use up. There might also be some winter salad leaves such as mizuna, lamb’s lettuce or baby spinach. Tossed in a punchy mustardy dressing, they’re the ideal counterpoint to this crisp and indulgently… Continue reading Comté & pear tartlets

Victoria Sponge Cake

Miniature Victoria Sponge Cake

The Perfect Victoria Sponge Cake and A Superb Strawberry Or Ripping Raspberry Jam Filling An age-old recipe taught to us at our grandmother’s knee with a few extra tricks to turn into a perfect Platinum Jubilee celebration pudding or tea-time cake. Add our easy-peasy strawberry or raspberry jam sensation to create the perfect filling. The… Continue reading Victoria Sponge Cake

Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte

Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte served with Strawberries and Cream

Decadent and delicious, a slice of this wonderfully luxurious, yet relatively cheap and easy-to-make dessert, is great for Valentine’s Day – and every other day of the year too! They say dark chocolate has several health benefits: it is highly nutritious, is a great antioxidant and can reduce heart disease. If so, then give us… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte

Apple and Almond Cake

Seasonal Christmassy cake for when you are already full...

Ingredients 150g Brown Self Raising Flour 50g Ground Almond 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder 225g Golden Caster Sugar 2 Eggs ½ teaspoon Almond Extract 150g Melted Butter 350g Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and diced into chunky pieces 25g Flaked Almonds Instructions Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm deep loose-bottomed cake tin. Sift… Continue reading Apple and Almond Cake

Blackberry and Apple Upside down cake

Just the best squidgy cake

This is a superb cake for early autumn. It sort of helps ease the passing of summer and reminds one why the seasons change.  Blackberry and apple is a classic combination and wrapped up in a super moist sponge they take on an extra dimension. Really good with ice cream or custard, but if you… Continue reading Blackberry and Apple Upside down cake

Bramley Apple and Almond Pudding Cake

This decadent cake is a brilliant way to use up any Bramley apples left over from the season. Serve warm with crème fraiche or even custard if you fancy, it will soak into the rich sponge and balance the tart apples Serves 8 Ingredients For the apples: 2 large Bramley apples, peeled, quartered and cut… Continue reading Bramley Apple and Almond Pudding Cake

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