Tag: Raisins

Cakes, Christmas

Dundee Cake For Christmas

This year instead of the traditional iced Christmas Cake I have decided to make Dundee Cake.  It is still a rich fruit cake, but instead of using marzipan and royal icing to cover it there is just a layer of blanched almonds laid in circles on the top. This is a traditional cake too and […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Mini Oat and Multiseed Bites

I came across something called Aussie Bites, which are sold in the USA.  They are promoted as being a taste of ‘down under’ though I couldn’t find any confirmation that they are eaten in Australia.  However I did like the look of them, as they have lots of very good ingredients, as well as not […]

Bread, Easter Baking

Hot Cross Bun Loaf – For Easter

Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Easter bun, eaten on Good Friday in the UK.  In fact they can be eaten at any time, but Good Friday is the tradition.   These days the shop bought versions are available for months in advance of Easter.  They also come in many different combinations of flavours.   Personally I […]

Christmas, Desserts

Christmas Pudding

Christmas is less that 12 weeks away, so now is the time to start on things like Christmas Puddings and Christmas Cakes.  These can be made well in advance and the flavour develops and gets richer as they are left to mature.  I did a three part video for Christmas cakelast year so I wont […]

Bread, Cakes

Amish Friendship Bread

It was suggested to me that I might like to try to make Amish Friendship Bread.  I hadn’t heard of it so I did a little reading.  It seems that the particular recipe, or variations of it, are not really what Amish people really eat.  Rather, it is the process of making a starter dough […]

Bread, Cakes

Sticky Malt Loaf

When I first started my blog about 3 years ago one of the early recipes was for a Sticky Malt Loaf.  I recently had a question on my youtube channel as to whether I had ever made such a loaf, as  a lady in Australia said that her Mum loved ‘Soreen Malt Loaf’.  Well this […]