Sticky toffee date cake

Serves Approximately 12Preparation Time 14 MinutesCooking Time 45-55 Minutes Sticky toffee pudding is an absolute firm favourite when it comes to great stick to your ribs British puddings. Rich, indulgent and naughty. It conjurs up to me cold autumnal weather, dressed up warm and cosy or cooking in the kitchen with the rain and wind... Continue Reading →

Apple and cinnamon rolls

Makes 9-12 rollsPreparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25-30 Minutes I love a cinnamon roll, or I did until I began having a problem with wheat 10 years ago. Usually made with a sweet enriched dough using bread flour. Experimenting with scones a few weeks back, I had a flash of inspiration, a real light bulb... Continue Reading →

Chocolate orange brownies

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25-30 MinutesServes 12 Vegan, Egg-free, Nut-free, Lactose-free I have not many people in my life who does not like a well-made chocolate brownie. From the lovely cracked top covering the most unctuous gooey centre. Rich with dark chocolate and speckled with little nuggets of extra chocolate. To me, it is... Continue Reading →

Lemon Buttermilk scones

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 15 MinutesMakes 12 Small and 10 larger ones The simple scone, baked to perfection has been a stalwart of the English afternoon tea for many years, even supposedly dating back to the 11th century. They are very similar to the American biscuit but here they are not served with "gravy".... Continue Reading →

Lucious lemon layer cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 10 I love a layer cake, to this day I gently prize the two halves apart, just as I did in childhood. Also eating the bottom layer first. These days I try not to eat too many cakes, though if I want to indulge this one among the... Continue Reading →

Deb’s Canadian coffee cake

Preparation 15 Minutes Baking Time 40-45 Minutes Serves 16 If I had not met my best friend Debs nearly 6 years ago, or heard of a coffee cake containing no coffee, then I don't think I would have either attempted to bake this cake let alone  trying to make a vegan and gluten-free version In... Continue Reading →

Banana tray bake with vanilla frosting

Preparation Time 15 Minutes Preparation Time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 30-40 MinutesServes 12 Next to carrot cake in my eyes lies the gorgeous banana cake. I love its dense but moist texture and the heady taste and aroma of bananas. In this house I am never sorry when bananas go brown. If I see them... Continue Reading →

Orange spiced ginger cake

Preparation time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 1 Hour Serves 16 I adore a really good sticky ginger cake, something reminiscent of the Mc Vities ginger cake. That dense but incredibly moist sponge bursting with aromatic ginger. I expect the top to be sticky from the use of syrup and treacle. At school, it was always... Continue Reading →

Pineapple upside down cake.

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 8 I suppose pineapple cake would be considered a bit retro or old-fashioned now. I remember enjoying it as a child and also making it in senior school. Every time I make it, so many happy memories come to mind. It was the first cake I... Continue Reading →

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