Too much fruit!

Last week I bought some limes with the intention of starting some Lime Pickle. I also bought some clementines for marmalade and lemons for my gin. Time got away from me, the preserves didnt get made & I’ve given up the gin, temporarily, in favour of green smoothies (sad, but true). The fruit was staring…

Apple & Marmalade cake

Apple & Marmalade Cake – Recipe

Love a bit of cake I do!. This is easy & perfect with a cup of tea! Apple & Marmalade Cake (after River Cottage) Ingredients 100g ground almonds 175g light brown flour 2 teaspoons baking powder A pinch of salt 3–4 large eating apples (about 500g in total) 200g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing…

raspberry buns recipe

Sharing – Part II

I had a tweet last week from one of my customers @eatupshrewsbury telling me they were making rock cakes with my raspberry jam. Instant transportation back to Domestic Science classes in school and one of the first things we were taught to bake. I’ve checked the recipe out again and here we go: Raspberry Buns or…

Jam Tart Recipe Books

If you only ever buy one recipe book…or maybe two

If there’s one thing I lack confidence in, it’s making things up from scratch. I need inspiration. I like taking an idea and running with it. It’s not always pretty! .A small selection of inspiration   I have a few recipe books for preserves.  OK, I have a lot of recipe books for preserves. Some…

Oxford Marmalade

Too good to be true. Adventures in Marmalade.

Back in October I mentioned making marmalade…and the easy recipe I’d found. And it’s a good job I did find it; if I’d had to make the Oxford Marmalade I’ve finished today I’d probably never attempt it again. Cheeses wept! What a faff! I’m going to have to work on that recipe & get the setting point…