Tag: mixed spice

Desserts, Pastries

Danish Pastries

I have been wanting to make some Danish Pastries for quite a while, but I have put it off as the process is quite time consuming.  However today I finally bit the bullet and made some. The lovely puff pastry that is so redolent of Danish pastries, in various shapes and filled with any number […]

Christmas, How To ...

Homemade Mincemeat

In preparation for making mince pies, just before Christmas, I have made my own mincemeat.  I actually posted this recipe on my blog two years ago, but today I have done it again, this time with a video.   Some may wonder why I have posted this on a baking blog.  But of course, it […]


Cranberry & Pineapple Tea Loaf

I decided to try out a new tea loaf recipe today.  I so enjoyed the Bara Brith – Welsh Tea Loaf that I made last week that I wanted to do it again.  But this time I wanted a variant, that didn’t include candied peel, since some people don’t like that.  Mixed dried fruit, in […]


Bara Brith – Welsh Tea Loaf

Bara Brith is very popular in Wales, a traditional treat, a fruit tea loaf.  Having been intrigued as to just how it tasted, since I have never had any before, I set about making a loaf.  I used recipe from BBC Food it appeared in the Hairy Bikers program, with a lady called Mary Hamilton making it. […]


Yorkshire Parkin – A Ginger Cake With Oats

Parkin is a traditional cake in the north of England particularly Yorkshire and Lancashire around about Bonfire Night(Guy Fawkes Night – 5th November)  There are differences between the various versions, but the Yorkshire version, at least,  has oats in the cake which appealed to me when I was considering which to make, so Yorkshire Parkin […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Fruit & Nut Biscotti

Looking in the cupboard to see what was available I found a few things that I thought would be good together in a nice biscotti biscuit. I love biscotti, the twice baked biscuits that are an ideal accompaniment to tea or coffee.  So with some pistachios, flaked almonds, raisins and dried canberries I was all […]

Bread, Easter Baking

Traditional Hot Cross Buns

As promised a few days ago, I have now made some more traditional Hot Cross Buns.  These lovely Easter Treats, eaten by my family on Good Friday morning, are simply fantastic.  With some gentle spices and dried fruit, what can be nicer for ‘elevenses’.   I used a recipe from the delightful Delia, surely a […]