Cakes & Cookies

Surviving at Uni | Day 5 : Gingerbread men Recipe

Ok so there’s a caveat from the get go, we are no suggesting that you can survive on Gingerbread men but they do make life just that little bit more fun. You do NOT need a gingerbread man cutter, neither …

Gluten-free sugar-free Almond & Apricot energy Bars

Grease and line a traybake tin. Put the flax seeds in the food processor and whizz until they are broken up, but not dust. Add the almonds, lemon zest, coconut, cinnamon, apricots and dates to the processor and whizz until …

Sugar-free, Gluten-free Honey Apple Muffins

Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan oven/200ºC/gas 6. Prepare 12 muffin cases. Mix the dry ingredients, in a large bowl, together with the chopped apple. Melt the butter and add the honey. If the honey is very thick heat it …

Sugar-free Chocolate Goodie bars

Put the cashews, flax seeds and almonds in a food processor and whizz for 2 minutes. The cashews will be fine but you should still have some texture from the seeds. Add the dates and raisins and whizz for 1 …

Austrian Curd Cheesecake

Preheat the oven to 170ºC fan oven/190ºC/gas 5. Grease a 23cm springform cake tin and line the bottom greaseproof paper. Beat together the butter, sugar and curd cheese until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and beat well. Add …

Gluten-free Nutty Shortbread

Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan oven/180ºC/gas 5. Grease and line a 23cm cake tin. Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the flour, ground almonds and xanthan gum and mix to a stiff paste. Press into the baking tray. …

Gluten-free Hazelnut Brownies

Preheat the oven to 160˚C fan oven/180˚C/gas 6. Grease and line a 30x20cm traybake tin. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave to cool for a few minutes. Mix the dry ingredients …

Orange & Lemon Polenta Cake

Preheat the oven to 160˚C fan oven/180˚C/gas 5. Grease and line 2 x 18cm cake tins. Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating in as you go. Add the rest of the cake …

Pear Tart with macadamians

Put the pears in a saucepan with the butter, sugar, star anis, lemon juice, apple juice and vanilla. Simmer for 10 minutes. Leave to cool. Take the pears out and drain but retain the juices. Preheat the oven to 180ºC …

Coconut Lime Cake

Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan oven/180ºC/gas 5. Grease and line 2 x 20cm cake tins. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Mix together …

Gluten-free Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Preheat the oven to 180˚C fan oven/200˚C/gas 6. Prepare 18 muffin cases in tins. Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together the wet ingredients in a large jug and add to the bowl. Mix well, but do …

Rocky Roads with all kinds of naughty things

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Gently heat the butter, chocolate, syrup and sugar in a pan, until the sugar crystals disappear. Stir in the cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Leave to cool for 15 minutes. Put the …

Really Rather Splendid Chocolate Roulade

We had a little bit of fun with this photo by first dredging with icing sugar and then with cocoa. Tim then scraped some shavings from a block of chocolate. Preheat the oven to 160˚C fan oven/180˚C/gas 5. Line a …

Celebrate your ‘A’ Levels with this Gluten-free Chocolate Fudge Cake

Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan oven/180ºC/gas 5. Grease and line 2 x 20cm tins. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the syrup …

Strawberry Muffin ‘Millefeuille’ – Valentine Meal (Part 2 of 2)

You can make your own muffins or buy them, but they need to be quite large to make this hold up. Make your own add you will have a few for the next day! You can whip the cream, prepare …

florentine cookies recipe

Florentine Cookies Recipe with apricots and ginger

Preheat the oven to 170ºC/190ºC/gas 5. Grease or line 2 baking trays. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat. Stir in the flour and almond extract. Roll out the dough and cut …

White Chocolate Tiffin with figs and sultanas

Note: Almost healthy, Ron thought they were good for him, but even when I explained they did have some sugar in he still kept eating them. one more thing: You can vary the fruit you use, apricots, raisins, cherries, dates …

Mint Chocolate Slices

Mint Choc slices with chocolate drizzle

Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan oven/220ºC/gas 7. Grease and line a 20 x 30cm tray bake tin. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well in between. Add …

family cinnamon whirls recipe

Hilary’s Buttery Cinnamon Whirls

My sister, Hilary, who gave me the idea for these cinnamon whirls says “The are really cute and provide a touch of sweetness, put a plateful out and the will disappear like strawberries in front of a donkey.” ??? Ever …

Quick Cheese Cake recipe

Quick Cheese Cake

In order to get the cheesecake out of the tin, you will need to use a cake tin with a loose bottom. It is best to put a circle of greaseproof paper in the bottom. Once the cheesecake has set, …

 

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