Category: Sweet

Fresh Cream Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Fudge

Indulge your sweet tooth with this rich, velvet-textured fresh cream fudge. This recipe uses pure, fresh, thickened cream and is made with single origin vanilla bean extract and dark chocolate chips. Handle with care: you may find it hard to stop at one square. INGREDIENTS: 3 tbs dark chocolate chips 300ml thickened cream 350g white sugar 100g unsalted butter, cubed 1 tsp single origin Madagascan Vanilla bean extract METHOD: Grease and line a 20cm square baking tray with baking paper. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over tray. Place butter, cream and sugar in a large, heavy based saucepan and heat...

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Millionaires Shortbread – A Sweet Treat

The combination of crumbly shortbread, smooth sweet caramel and rich dark chocolate is an utter delight and a firm favourite amongst sweet treats. This recipe makes it easy for you to create your own, particularly using the pre-made caramel. The addition of toffee firms it up a little making it slightly less squidgy to eat. This is a perfect treat for a picnic, a party or just to indulge. INGREDIENTS: Shortbread Base: 110g butter 60g caster sugar 110g plain flour 40g cornflour Filling: 397g tin carnation caramel 80g toffees (about 10 toffees) Chocolate Topping: 240g plain chocolate METHOD: Grease...

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Fruity Heart Cake

A light vanilla Madeira sponge cake- filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberries – the way to any partner’s heart – perfect for a Valentines Day treat Equipment: 1 x 6″ heart cake tin or round cake tin Ingredients: 6oz Self Raising Flour 2oz Plain Flour 6oz Caster Sugar 6oz Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Essence For the Filling: 125g Butter 250g Icing Sugar 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence Small punnet of strawberries Small punnet of Blueberries Method: Line your cake tin Mix together your butter and caster sugar Add a little egg and a little flour and stir in...

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Decadent Coconut and Lime Cake

A light and moist coconut cake filled with plain buttercream and lime curd.It’s very moreish, great for a pudding and one of the most popular choices of my brides for wedding cakes. Equipment: 2 x 7″ round sandwich tins- greased and lined Ingredients: 10oz Self Raising Flour 10oz Caster Sugar 10oz Margarine 5 Medium sized eggs- whisked Zest and juice of 1 lime 5 oz Desiccated Coconut For the topping and filling: 250g Butter 500g Icing Sugar Lime Curd 10oz Desiccated Coconut Method: Mix together the margarine and caster sugar until light and fluffy Gradually add your whisked eggs...

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Spiced Christmas Biscuits

These are so easy to make and are perfect for Christmas with their spicy flavour. It is a great recipe to get children involved with, especially the decorating at the end – the fun part! You can create whatever you wish with this recipe, such as stars, Christmas trees, hearts or reindeer. They can even be personalised as gifts and presented in clear cellophane and tied with a festive ribbon. You will need: Cookie Cutters 3 baking trays (for approximately 50 small biscuits) Ingredients: 250g self raising flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed...

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Spicy Ginger Parkin

This cake is very seasonal and perfect for chilly autumn nights and occasions such as Bonfire Night. I have changed one traditional recipe by adding mixed spice to increase the spiciness. You can leave this out if you want the more traditional recipe. Ingredients: 220g Butter 240g Golden Syrup 100g Treacle 90g light Muscovado Sugar (Soft Brown Sugar) 100g Oats 250g Self Raising Flour 2 tbsp Ground Ginger 2 tsp Mixed Spice 1 Large Egg 5 tbsp Milk Method: Grease and line a 22cm/9 inch square cake tin. Melt together the treacle , syrup, sugar and butter until all the...

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