Tag: sultanas

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 […]

Cakes

Sultana Scones

Scones are one of my favorites, especially with sultanas or raisins in them. So I decided to make some.  The texture of the English style of scone is different to the North American one, it is less cake-line, and should be light and fluffy and slightly crumbly as well.  Best eaten fresh they can be […]

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

Sultana Bread

I was recently told about Guernsey Gache, which is a yeast based bake, with sultanas and chopped mixed peel.  I looked at a few recipes for that and decided that the resultant bake would be denser than I like for a bread bake.  So I decided that I would make a sultana bread using the […]

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 […]

Cakes

Paradise Loaf Cake

I was prompted to check a recipe on the Marks and Spencer app, which I have on my tablet, for a Paradise cake.  Made with banana, pineapple, sultanas and pecans, with added flavour from cinnamon and ground ginger and topped with some frosting it seemed an ideal recipe. The recipe calls for a 2lb/900g loaf […]

Cakes, Pastries, Pies & Tarts

Butter Tarts

Yesterday I made Passion Fruit Curd and Lemon Curd Tarts, but I had a disaster with the video.  So although I posted the recipe on this blog I couldn’t post the video on Youtube.  So I decided to make something else today, just to get something on Youtube.  I decided upon a suggestion from my […]

Cakes, Muffins

Mini Carrot Cakes

I love carrot cake, as it is moist, sweet and with a taste of cinnamon too.  I came across a recipe on Tesco Realfood for a mini version, and only 6 of them which is ideal for me, but doubling up the recipe would make 12 for those who need more. The recipe is very easy […]

Bread, Cakes

Sultana Loaf Cake

I do love sultanas, they are nice and juicy and give a great texture and taste to almost any cake.  This loaf cake has sultanas that have been soaked in cold tea for at least 5 hours.  I have also added some mixed spice to give a wonderful additional flavour. I saw the recipe, without […]