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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Biscuits

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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Bread

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

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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Baking, Cakes

Easter Sponge Cake

You know those days where you just need cake? Today was one of those days, so cake it is. Easter Sponge Cake to be precise. I found this recipe in an old notebook that my Mam used to keep. She would cut recipes from magazines & stick them into it. This one was among them. Cake Ingredients  4 Medium Eggs 185g Caster …

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