17 Sep 2016

Apple and Plum Tart

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This tart has apple puree and home grown plums on top and is a good way to use up extra fruit from summer.

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11 Sep 2016

Ginger and Plum Cake

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If you’re lucky enough to have fruit trees, late summer is a great time to make fruit pie, fruit cake, jam, or all of the above. This spiced plum cake is like a pineapple upside down cake (tarte tatin), but with plums.

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10 Sep 2016

Kiwi Cupcakes

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Kiwis are a delicious summer fruit and an interesting variation to cupcakes. These have strawberry buttercream on top.

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27 Aug 2016

Gizzada

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Somewhere between a pecan pie and a macaroon, Gizzada is a Jamaican coconut tart which has a spiced coconut and brown sugar filling on top of a pastry crust.

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14 Aug 2016

Blueberry and Apple Pie

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The atlantic crop of blueberries is in shops at this time of year (though I’ve never grown them at home), which are bigger than the smaller variety at other times of the year. Frozen are fine – they come out the same when used in pie. I mixed a bag of frozen blueberries with cooking apples and baked a pie with vanilla custard to go with it.

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31 Jul 2016

Coconut & Ginger Bites

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Everyone loves things on sticks – lollipops, hot dogs, kebabs… cake is no exception. These cake pops are a light coconut and ginger sponge coated in white chocolate and sprinkled with desiccated coconut.


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23 Jul 2016

Hawaiian Sunset Cupcakes

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These sunset coloured cupcakes are flavoured with layers of pineapple, coconut and orange and an awesome chance to use cocktail umbrellas!

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17 Jul 2016

Eton Mess Meringue Cupcakes

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After going overboard on sprinkles I ended up with (among others) a bag of mini meringues. With it being strawberry season, Eton Mess cupcakes seemed like a perfect use for them. These cupcakes have chunks of strawberries in and are filled and frosted with strawberry buttercream.

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16 Jul 2016

Magic Pistachio and Cherry Cake

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Magic cakes are a unique type of cake which form three distinct layers from one batter. They’re cooked at a lower temperature (150C/300F) which allows the layers to split out during baking. The base is a standard sponge, the middle forms a custard and the top is a Genoise sponge. These were studded with pistachios and had cherries on top, the with vanilla cream cheese frosting.

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10 Jul 2016

Toffee Swiss Roll

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A light swirl of cake filled with toffee filling. Swiss roll’s can be a hit and miss – this exact recipe worked perfectly for the cinnamon cream cheese swiss roll I made a couple of months ago, but this time cracked while rolling.

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