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…

rhubarb & elderflower jam

Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam

Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam I recently read online that elderflower makes a delicious addition to rhubarb jam. One of the best spring jams in my opinion is gooseberry & elderflower so I’m game! Want to have a go? 1kg chopped rhubarb 1kg sugar or jam sugar 5-6 elderflower blooms Juice of 1/2 lemon (omit if…

wild plum jam

Squished plums.

Squished Plums In my mind there are few jams that are nicer than damson. It’s such an old fashioned jam but, talking to my customers, it seems that all but the hardiest of jam makers won’t bother with it. Because of the stones. Many of my older customers prefer the stones being left in &…

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…

Life, the universe and everything…

Sleep. *laughs hysterically*   2.30 am…ping…wide awake. Again.   Then it hit me.   I’m so busy during the day that time passes me by; I thought yesterday –Monday- was Tuesday, I’d worked so hard I thought I must be Tuesday, surely?   I, obviously, need to be grateful to my brain for waking me up;…