• low calorie lemon drizzle cake
5 Dec, 2015

Light lemon drizzle cake

By |December 5th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Light lemon drizzle cake - A lighter version of the ever popular lemon drizzle cake. The version drops the butter in favour of rapeseed oil and fat free yoghurt, making it lower in saturated fat and carbs. - self raising flour, baking powder, ground almonds, polenta, lemons (finely grated), golden caster sugar, rapeseed oil, eggs, [...]

  • fat free & sugar free fruit cake
29 Oct, 2015

Fat-free & sugar-free fruit cake

By |October 29th, 2015|Dairy-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

I know that fruit cake can be a bit like Marmite.  You either like dried fruit, love a Christmas cake or pudding or give it a wide berth!  Don't overlook this recipe quite yet. Yes, this recipe has dried fruit at its core, but isn't in anyway heavy, dense or calorific as you might expect. [...]

  • madeleines french patisserie
19 Oct, 2015


By |October 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

I have loved these for years, but never been brave enough to try these difficult treats.  I have heard many have had limited success when it comes to Madeleines.  Then I came across this recipe my Julia Childs, who has perfected the technique.  Armed with a madeleine baking pan (to give you bake the traditional [...]

  • slice of almond and orange tunisian cake with fork
26 Sep, 2014

Tunisian (free from) almond & orange cake

By |September 26th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I was given a Tunisian almond and orange cake recipe several years ago and I baked it at the time and remember those amazing aromas coming from my kitchen.  I love any citrus flavours!  Recently I decided to adapt the recipe slightly to a 'free-from' version.  At the same time, adjusting the flavours slightly.  My [...]

21 Sep, 2014

Congress tarts

By |September 21st, 2014|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Congress tarts - These are amazing. Buttery pastry filled with jam and almond filling (llike frangipane). This is an old recipe left by my grandmother. While the size of her cup measurements is a mystery, many family members have tried to replicate this recipe. - Filling: melted butter, caster sugar, egg (beaten), ground rice, almond [...]