CARROT CAKE FOR HEALTHY EATING!

carrot cake

CARROT CAKE   To herald the beginning of my favourite season, I’m sharing with you the recipe for one of my favourite cakes. My mum used to make this for us occasionally – it would generally appear when she was being all earth-mothery and going through one of her bread-baking phases. My mother is a… Continue Reading

SMOKED SALMON AND SPRING ONION TART

AGA QUICHE TIN

This recipe is for smoked salmon and spring onion tart – lovely for Christmas or Easter gatherings using an AGA Quiche tin 1 sheet short crust pastry 225g smoked salmon trimmings 1 bunch spring onions – peeled and sliced 4 beaten eggs 175g double cream 1 tbsp.chopped chives 175g Philadelphia cheese Line the quiche pan… 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

Chilli Salmon with Courgette Pilaf

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  It is called Chilli Salmon with Courgette Pilaf and it serves 4 225g/8 oz. Basmati rice 2 tsp. olive oil 1 onion peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed, 1 small lemon, sliced 600 ml/1 pt. vegetable stock 4 boneless and skinless salmon fillets 4 tsp. sweet chilli sauce 3 tsp…. Continue Reading

Glorious Baked Alaska – Betty style

Glorious baked Alaska by Betty Twyford

GLORIOUS BAKED ALASKA BETTY STYLE You will need A 1.136 litre (2 pint) pudding Basin, lined with Cling film 1 – 1.5 litres of Ice cream (to fill the selected size of your basin) A sponge disc cooked by you in a 20cm (8”) sandwich tin preferably with a removable base Recipe for Sponge 100g… Continue Reading