Vanilla

Raspberry Ripple Cake

Fancy a slice of Raspberry Ripple Cake filled with raspberry ripple cheesecake filling?

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Baking with Flora Buttery

Lets talk margarine and spreads – are you in the butter camp or do you swear by a spread or margarine?

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Vanilla Giant Cupcake Recipe

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Vanilla Giant Cupcake Recipe!

Ingredients:

375g butter, softened

375g caster sugar

6 eggs, large

2 tsp vanilla extract

375g self-raising flour

3 tbsps milk

Prep your tin – a really good grease  in all the folds and shapes and a circle of baking paper in the bottom of the base section.

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Biscuits for Decorating – Non Spreading, No Chilling Required!

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This is a great biscuit recipe, one that doesn’t need chilling and barely spreads.

Perfect to make biscuits for decorating!

 Ingredients:

220g butter, softened

200g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 egg, large

425g plain flour

 

Makes approx 30 biscuits.

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Valentines Parfait


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 You know what everyone loves?  Parfait!  Seeing as hidden hearts are all over the place at the moment I thought I’d hide them in this lovely dessert too.

(And yes, I know its not baking but it is larking around in the kitchen so that’s good enough for me!)

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Homemade Granola

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If you think of Granola do you think dry crunchy boring stuff?  How wrong you’d be – I’m eating this stuff by the handful and really have to stop myself for going back for more .  Try making your own, you won’t be disappointed!

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Posted in Apple, Breakfast, Egg-free, In the Pantry, Nut, Nuts, Treats, Vanilla | 11 Comments

Arctic Roll

Arctic Roll

Remember these?  Memories of childhood tea times, if Arctic Roll was served up in our house it was a great day – I was obviously easily pleased!  A chance twitter conversation with Jenni Baden Howard from nonstopmama.com set me off thinking about making my own.  

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Blueberry & Vanilla Battenberg

Blueberry & Vanilla Battenberg

A Battenberg with a subtle nod to the Jubilee – Battenberg goes red, white and blue!

Ingredients:

200g butter, softened

200g caster sugar

4 eggs

200g self-raising flour

90g blueberries

1 tsp vanilla bean paste or the seeds scraped from one vanilla bean pod.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies

Another of our family favourites to share with you –  the recipe that is,  unfortunately there’s only crumbs left in the tin here!

These chocolate chip cookies are chewy, oaty and soft in the middle.  I can promise you one is never enough.

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Toffee Apple Tart

Toffee Apple Tart

So to kick off The Pink Whisk October Challenge here’s my apple recipe for Toffee Apple Tart.

Ingredients:

Pastry

150g plain flour

65g butter, cold

25g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

enough water to combine (2 -3 tablespoons)

Filling

70g fresh breadcrumbs (about 2 slices of fresh bread, blitzed)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2-3 large apples

(unpeeled my apples weigh about 550g, you will need enough apple that when peeled, cored and diced will cover the top of your tart case.  

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Posted in Afternoon Tea, Apple, Pastry, Pudding, TPW Challenge, Treats, Vanilla | 23 Comments