Posts tagged "cake"

Raspberry Amaretti cake

This is one of my favourite cakes to make.  It's simple to make and gets great comments every time.  It's lovely warm with cream or icecream as a pudding and just as delicious cold with a cup of tea.  This recipe makes one cake in a 20cm round cake tin. Ingredients: 175g unsalted  butter, softened 175g caster sugar ( I usually use golden) 140g self raising flour 85g ground almonds...

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Raspberry and pear cake

More gifts from the garden today led to an afternoon baking a cake. I used this recipe from Rachel Allen's 'Bake'. It's a variation of her Dutch apple cake 2 eggs 175g caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 85g butter 75ml milk 125g plain flour Zest of an orange 2 1/4 tsp baking powder 100g raspberries 2 pears thinly sliced Preheat the oven to 200c Whisk the eggs, caster sugar...

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Autumn fruit and marzipan muffins

Our garden has certainly been fruitful this autumn. Plenty of pears, plums and raspberries to enjoy. The danger with baking is it is all too easy to make the same cakes over and over again as you know they work. So, I decided to spend an afternoon searching my many recipe books for new ideas that I could adapt. Here is one I adapted from my Ottolenghi recipe book. 480g...

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Torta di Susine (Plum Cake)

I may have mentioned before that I have a bit of an obsession with cookery books, there is nothing I enjoy more than an evening reading through various books and planning what I might make. One of my favourite food writers is Tessa Kiros. I discovered her books when I went to Florence on a school trip! I was wandering around Sienna and buying as much food as I thought...

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Plum crumble

I LOVE crumble. There is something very comforting about it, especially when it's in a big bowl with some custard ( and I often give myself permission to cheat and buy ambrosia ready to heat custard) My favourite crumble is Plum crumble. You will need For the filling: A punnet ( or two) of plums A little butter and some soft brown sugar Halve and stone the plums and arrange...

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Lemon(ish) meringue cupcakes

A few weeks ago we went to the Chatsworth farm shop suppliers fayre and I bought ALOT of curd. So the experimenting begins..... For the cupcake 80g softened unsalted butter 280g golden caster sugar 240g plain flour 1tbsp baking powder Zest of a lemon 2 large eggs 240ml milk Lemon curd ( I used Chatsworth lemon lime and mandarin curd for a twist) Preheat the oven to 190c GM5 and...

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Hot cross bun pudding

So I thought I'd use up some hot cross buns and made this up- it was really rather delicious.... Prepare the dish: 6 ish hot cross buns sliced in half and buttered Few dollops of marmalade Handful of raisins soaked in Cointreau Butter the dish and layer the hot cross buns, raisins and marmalade Make the custard: 500ml milk 500ml double cream 3 tablespoons caster sugar 1 large egg 4...

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Raspberry bakewell cakes

I was given some beautiful individual cake cases for Christmas and decided to try something different today. Here it is 250g unsalted butter 250g golden caster sugar 280g self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 150 ml natural yoghurt 4 eggs 1 teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extract Raspberry jam Flaked almonds Heat the oven to 160 (fan) Using a hand mixer, mix the butter, sugar, flour, eggs, yoghurt,...

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