Monthly Archives: January 2013

Traditional Bread Pudding

I LOVE this recipe.  I love it because I hate wasting food.  Bread pudding is a fantastic way to use up stale bread.  Now this is not bread and butter pudding that is usually served with custard and grilled under the oven. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Fifteens – Marshmallow, Cherry and Chocolate goodness …

A couple of posts back I shared with you how to make Fifteens, a traditional Northern Irish treat.  I used plain digestive biscuits but I had none in the cupboard!!!  No – how can that happen.  However I did have … Continue reading

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Make your own vanilla extract…

Vanilla is by the far the most popular flavouring used in baking.  There are many different ways to infuse your baking with that wonderful vanilla flavour by using pure extract, vanilla paste, vanilla pods and vanilla sugar. Extract is the … Continue reading

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Ford Capri Cake

It was my husband’s 40th birthday and I had to make him a special cake.  He is a classic car fan and owns a Ford Capri, so what better than make a replicate in cake form!  This was my first … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Cherry Cake

This traybake uses the same batter mix as the Strawberry Vanilla Cake in the previous post but with a few little changes to make it into something completely different.  I’ve highlighted in red the changes needed from the vanilla sponge … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookies

You can use this recipe to make endless different types of cookie.  I have baked many cookies over the years and they all spread, which is no good if you want a nice neat shape to decorate.  This one seems … Continue reading

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Strawberry Vanilla Sponge Cake

You cannot go wrong with a nice big piece of vanilla sponge cake filled with strawberry jam and buttercream.  The trick with this cake is the syrup.  It leaves it moist and full of added flavour. The syrup will ensure … Continue reading

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