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Pies & Tarts

Mandarin Tart

Today I the recipe I have come up with is my own invention.  This is quite a departure for me, to try and make something, from my own ideas, with just the limited experience I have already gained. For a Mandarin tart I thought I would try a sweet pastry, and a custard filling, flavoured […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are a favourite memory from childhood, though I cannot claim to have feasted upon them with any regularity.  I do recall eating them though, a lovely coconut flavour and quite moist. I looked at lots of recipes to try to decide just how to do them, and in the end I decided to […]

Pies & Tarts

Stuffed Peppers With A Tomato Sauce

Taking a break from baking today, I made some stuffed peppers, with a tomato sauce, and served them with rice. It is an easy to make dish, if a little time consuming.  The results, however, are well worth waiting for.  I served the peppers with some boiled rice, adding a little coconut at the end […]

Cakes

Devil’s Food Cake

For a Devil’s Food Cake I turned, once again, to the almost infallible Nigella recipes.  Now this cake is seriously rich, with a nice crumb to the sponge and a bitter sweet flavour to the filling and frosting.  It is the sort of cake that you may not wish to have too large a slice […]

Cakes

Coconut Rock Cakes

After the success of the Sugar and Spice Rock Cakes, last week, I thought I would try some different ones.  The flavour decided upon was coconut and I found a very good recipe on Hedgecombers website .  It is a very straightforward recipe, and the results appear to be very good. I haven’t tasted yet, but […]

Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake

I started hunting for some recipes with lime infused chocolate, thinking to make some brownies, as I have never made those.  After checking a few different recipes I found this flourless cake, from Nigella’s website and then I found a video on youtube, where she makes it,.  I think it was done in canada.  Anyway […]

Cakes

Sugar and Spice Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes, or Rock Buns, are a tasty little confection that has been around for quite a while, but was heavily promoted during WW2, when many ingredients were rationed, to give an easy to make treat, with not too much of any of the rationed items. I found a lovely recipe on BBC Good Food, […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Millionaire’s Shortbread

This recipe is strictly for those with a sweet tooth, or two.  Any shortbread is nice but add a thick layer of caramel and then another, of chocolate, and you have a rich, sweet variant.  It is the sort of thing that you don’t want a large portion of, or you will feel decidedly sick […]