Baking & Cakes

Pancake Recipe and Ideas for Shrove “Pancake” Tuesday

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Baking & Cakes, Quick & Simple
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Pancake day is looming so you need a Pancake Recipe! Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday are a big deal in the UK. Not for the religious reasons which created this great day but for the delightfully delicious pancakes we get to eat. Kids love Pancakes and adults love pancakes so Tuesday the 9th of February should be a day filled with savoury and sweet pancakes alike. We’re talking soft, velvety THIN cakes smothered in something naughty and sweet or wrapped round a tempting savoury filling, not those flabby puffed up excuse for a pancake our American cousins love so much. (more…)

No Mature Spiced Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Baking & Cakes, Recipes
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Yes its January. Yes I”m dieting again but I found this no mature, Spiced Christmas fruit cake recipe in a new magazine subscription I took out and I simply had to document it so I don”t lose it for next year! Its full of Christmas spice, extra moist and a little bit boozy so its everything a Christmas cake should be.

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I ended up making this because I ran out of time to make a fully matured Christmas cake and, after visiting the BBC Good Foot Show earlier in the month, I ended up subscribing to the Good Food magazine where I found this gem of a recipe. It”s dead easy to make and will be well suited to anyone with a food mixer. You can mix it by hand if you like but I”m lazy so this “chuck all the ingredients in” approach really suits me.


Christmas Trifle Recipe: Trifle Laced with Amaretto and Strawberry

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Baking & Cakes, Christmas and Holidays, Recipes
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Merry Christmas to you all and here’s a Merry Christmas Trifle Recipe to boot!

I was asked to provide a Christmas Trifle recipe for a work colleague so I was only to happy to oblige. This is more of an assembly of ingredients rather than a cooking recipe but if you want to make your own custard or jam rather than shop bought then feel free. The use of Amaretto rather than the traditional Sherry is a welcome twist and that marzipan taste works really well with the fresh fruit. And to make it extra moist and flavoursome I’m using Madeira cake rather than Trifle fingers. There’s no hard and fast quantities here, use whatever suits your taste and scale it to the amount of people you will be having over to join in the festivities!