Jamie Oliver’s Apple Pie!

Apple Pie, one of the simplest, tastiest all time desserts, and a firm favourite with many people. This one I made is from Jamie Oliver’s, ‘Jamie’s Dinners’, however whilst he uses a mixture of eating & cooking apples in his recipe I used just cooking. It’s a great recipe & very adaptable.   Ingredients Pastry 225g/8oz Plain Flour 140g/5 oz …

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Baking, Cakes

Lemon Madeira Cake

This recipe is from Rachel Allen’s ‘Home Cooking’, the only difference is that in her recipe she uses oranges, whereas I used lemons, and I didn’t ice mine. Ingredients 175g/6 oz Butter 175g/6 oz Caster Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 3 Eggs, beaten Finely grated zest of two lemons 225g/8 oz Plain Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 4 tsp Freshly …

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Gingerbread Biscuits

My son has been asking me to make him some Gingerbread Biscuits, which has surprised me as he’s a VERY fussy eater, bland & white are the two words which spring to mind when I think about his diet. Needless to say, it can get very frustrating, however as he requested them, I obliged and I’m pleased to say he …

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My Mam’s Brown Bread

This is my Mam’s Brown Bread recipe, she made this every week without fail and there was always a few loaves in the freezer. No matter what events were occurring in the local community, be it the local field day, a fundraising bake sale or a charity coffee morning, she always got requests for her bread. Ingredients (for 2 loaves) …

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Baking, Cupcakes


Cupcakes, buns, fairy cakes, whatever you prefer to call them, are a favourite in our house. Some like them plain, some like them with butter cream, others as delicate Butterfly Cakes, but this time I decided to smother them in chocolate. I use the same recipe my Mam used & my children love to help bake these, as I did …

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