330g self raising flour
75g butter, cold diced
40g caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
120g blueberries, frozen
Juice of 1 lemon
2 heaped tablespoons of icing sugar
Makes: 6 large scone slices
The blueberries in this recipe are best frozen, which stops them completely disintegrating and bleeding too much on baking, buy them fresh and then simply pop them in the freezer before you get going, you don’t need to buy them ready frozen.
Little treacle loaf cakes with punchy Christmas Spice, a quick and easy recipe to share with your friends and family. They’re egg free too, don’t worry I haven’t missed them out of the ingredients list.
90g butter, softened
90g caster sugar
250g plain flour
¾ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp mixed cake spice
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
Zest of ½ orange
110g golden syrup
200ml boiling water
Something lovely again for you this Friday, Granola Bars – a recipe pinched from a fabulous friend and I’ve only fiddled a little bit with it – honest!
Packed with seeds and fruits these are just delicious. Please turn a blind eye to the butter and sugar and enjoy!
A little something to share with you for Christmas that I’d not come across before. I was tipped off to these by a good friend Helen who lives and works in Spain – you may have come across her blog The Diary of a Cake Maker.
…and a Horseradish Dumplings version too
It gets to the depths of winter and I’m always in real need of a good something to cheer me up. A hearty beef stew and dumplings is just the thing! I’m guilty of not putting recipes on the blog because they seem to easy for anyone to be interested in but maybe you need some cheering up too, if so get yourself a batch of dumplings on the go….
A winter warmer if ever there was one! Toffee Apple taste without the risk of losing a tooth 😉 Flaky pastry has to be top of my list just at the moment buttery flaky and quick and easy to do too – try it I’m sure you’ll be converted just like me Xx
1 x qty Flaky Pastry – recipe here
75g light muscovado sugar
1 egg for egg wash
caster sugar for sprinkling
Makes 1 x 8″ pie
Hello gang! Hope you’ve all had a fab summer hols? Well I’m back to the baking and kicking off with a savoury recipe for these delicious blue cheese and walnut biscuits.
Over the summer I made thousands of biscuits (quite literally) for Alex James – to be served at the launch of Blue Monday at The Big Feastival.
I love making these when I have the time, you can’t beat curry night in our house with homemade Naan bread.
There’s 2 options for you with a recipe for plain or Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread
300g strong white bread flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp fast action yeast
165ml milk (170g)
4 tbsps natural yoghurt (60g)
1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
1/2 to 1 tsp kalonji seeds (onion/nigella seeds)
Plus 25g melted butter
Garlic & Coriander Naan
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander
Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.