A dense rich fruit (or fruit and nuts) cake for all celebrations: Christmas, Easter, birthdays, weddings or anytime because it is so tasty. I'm not a vegan but have to admit that it is the tastiest fruit cake I've ever tried! Keeps well too.
Your best cup buddy! The vegan experience is worth the try just to shake this up a little bit. Why waste the aquafava anyway when there are so many things you can do with it? More than that, there is no need to panic when you suddenly realised that you are out of eggs in the end. Flax seeds would also do I would think but my experience did not go that far. Hope you can enjoy too!
This is a lightly sweet and comforting sourdough with unusally soft crumb, thanks to butter in the mix. It's possibly even better towards the end, toasted! Roasted nuts, soft fruit, fibre, beautiful crumb -- what's not to like?
This is a wonderful loaf to bake after scavenging for chestnuts on a nice autumn forest walk. The longer fermentation that sourdough allows the chestnuts to impart a bit more flavour on the final bread. The chestnuts work really well with the nutty flavour of Spelt, while the strong white flour gives it the necessary strength.
Delicious for breakfast or for tea these scones are light, fluffy and a tad sophisticated. Enjoy unreservedly either just warm from the oven or, if serving later, cut in half and lightly toasted under the grill. The cranberries add sweetness so can be served simply with unsalted butter or clotted cream.
This is an overnight ferment studded with walnut, at 75% hydration so easy enough to handle but still wet enough for moist, open crumb. You must have a ripe, happy starter that at least doubles reliably. Your workspace need to not stray too far from 26.5c, otherwise you'll need to make adjustments to the fermentation time. Everything is done by hand, no kneading required!
This Italian biscuits called biscotti which means twice baked are my favorite festive bakes . Give it a go, your house will smell festive for hours, your cookie jar will be full ( not for long ) they are a real treat, perfect gift for friends and family.
Sometimes you need something special! Whether you'll have this bread for breakfast or during a meal, the unique taste is going to stay with you. Enjoy!
With the current autumn and the colder months, we notice greater desire for carbohydrates, especially those not healthy .. I try meet you half way and share with you more healthy alternatives, eg. cake
A moist loaf full of flavour from the hazelnuts and spice mixed with the sweetness of the prunes. Versatile with sweet toppings as well as savoury.
Super easy to make, you can do them in advance and refrigerate for up to 3 days - just cut as many cookies as you want to bake from the chilled dough log and they'll be freshly baked every time. They keep really well in an airtight tin if they're not scoffed at first sitting.
This recipe makes a wonderful moist cake but due to the type of ingredients it does require a food processor! I regularly include this healthy cake in my chidren's lunch boxes. It keeps for a week in the fridge and any dried out crumbs may be served with icecream or part of a custard style desert, so there's no waste!
These crisp cookies can be made with any fruit flavoured yogurt (I use varieties produced by Yeo Valley). Enjoy experimenting with the recipe! Makes 20 biscuits
I went to my first festival this month and made some delicious rolls to take with me and share with friends. They were great with brie on the first day (it doesn't matter if it gets hot and runs), then went well with fried eggs as egg banjos for breakfast and are really tasty on their own, as they are filled with great ingredients!
A lovely wholemeal/organic white bread with a delicate walnut crunch and sweet pears poached in mead with an extra hint of honey. This little beauty can be made with a 60/40 mix of wholemeal / white or add light rye flour for a little extra flavour. Rye gives it a stronger texture. When I lived in Germany, Birnenbrot was always made with light rye flour. My two young boys however are not fooled by me trying things different on the bread front, so you can use wholemeal which keeps the crumb soft! We adults enjoy this with a bit of gorganzola , camembert, or Roquefort (no need for chutney) and a lovely glass of your favourite red or white wine. The boys love this for breakfast too, warmed up with butter. I used Lindisfarne Mead from a recent trip at Easter, but apple juice works just as well.
Perhaps this is not a recipe which would immediately seem characteristic of Christmas but these scones make s wonderful contrast to the richness of Christmas fare. Very versatile they can be made in a large chunky shape for a light lunch with soup or served with a mild cheese like Brie with grapes or for delicious nibbles with drinks cut quite small and serve halved and topped with Brie flashed under the grill to melt.