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…

Bread recipe

Give us our daily bread

Years ago when my children were much younger I baked bread religiously every week. Three 1llb loaves; two in the freezer, one out for eating. No hassle, no-knead bread. I used a recipe I found in the Cranks Recipe Book (it’s a well used book as you can tell) which, in turn was based on…

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 &…

Love cheese?

I’m beginning to get worried. We’re three weeks away from Christmas and not once have I had my ‘ it’s Christmas Day, where is the tree & why haven’t I bought any presents?’ dream. In fact I’m dangerously calm. I suspect the It’s Christmas Day, Where Is The Tree & Why Haven’t I Bought Presents?…