Elley’s Pimms Cup Cakes

    Elley’s Pimms Cup Cakes    Ingredients For the cakes: 1 cucumber Zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon 300g butter, softened 300g golden caster sugar 4 free range eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 400g self-raising flour   For the strawberry butter cream: 200g butter, softened 500g icing sugar, sifted 80g strawberries, hulled and… Continue Reading

Bakewell Tart by our resident cook, Elley

Bakewell Tart homemade

Bakewell Tart by our resident cook, Elley Bakewell tart is a thing of delicious beauty when it is well made and homemade. The tart needs to be crunchy and sweet and smooth all at once. The secret is in the pastry which also needs to be crunchy and sweet. The frangipane filling needs to taste… Continue Reading

Multi-layer, multi-colour extravagant and sensational cake

multi-layer cake

Multi-layer, multi-colour extravagant and sensational cake To make the cake you will need Three times these ingredients for six sponges 125g/41 ⁄2oz organic butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing 225g/8oz self-raising flour 150g/51 ⁄2oz golden caster sugar 3 free-range eggs ½tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract Edible food colouring For the icing: Pre-made… Continue Reading

Chunky Chocolate Brownies by Elley

chunky chocolate brownies

Chunky Chocolate Brownies by Elley For the Brownies you will need:- 175g/6oz plain chocolate (at least 70 percent cocoa solids) 175g/6oz organic salted butter 3 large free-range eggs o 225g/8oz caster sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 115g/4oz self-raising flour 50g/2oz chopped hazelnuts 50g/2oz dried cranberries Makes 12 METHOD 1. If not using an Aga, preheat… Continue Reading

Giant Jaffa Cake – by our resident cook, Elley Westbrook

Giant Jaffa Cake

Giant Jaffa Cake – by our resident cook, Elley Westbrook For the chocolate topping: 200g/7oz dark chocolate For the sponge: 3 free-range eggs 75g/2¾oz caster sugar 75g/2¾oz self-raising flour Grated zest of half an orange (use other half for decoration once chocolate has set) For the jelly filling: 135g pack of orange-flavour jelly METHOD 1…. Continue Reading