Category: Sweet

Moist and Delicious Banana Bread

This is a great idea for fussy children to get them to eat two of their five a day – it’s full of goodness and delicious too. You will need: 1 large loaf tin- lined Ingredients: 4oz Butter 4oz Brown sugar 1 Large Egg 4-5 Large Bananas 3-4 tbsp Vanilla Yoghurt 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 8oz Plain Flour 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 8oz Raisins Method: Blend the butter and sugar together and add the egg and beat in. Mash the bananas and add them to the bowl with the yoghurt and vanilla essence –...

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Light and Spicy Hot Cross Buns

These delightful spicy fruit laden buns have long been an Easter tradition along with the chocolate egg. In England, hot cross buns are marked with a cross. The cross is connected with religious offerings of bread. Traditionally they are eaten during Lent, in the week leading up to Easter. They mark the end of Lent, the cross representing the crucification of Jesus. In 1592 Queen Elizabeth I decreed hot cross buns were too special to be eaten any day and could only be sold on Good Friday, Christmas or for burials.Click To Tweet The buns were also believed to...

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Chocolicious Chocolate Covered, Chocolate Muffins

A recipe for a mid-week treat, or perhaps a treat that the kids can help to bake on a rainy weekend. This is a failsafe muffin recipe for all kinds of occasions, it can be kept rather simple or dressed up with all manner of icing and decoration, the choice is yours! The taste is totally delish! I enjoy keeping it simple with a deep dark chocolate coating using good quality dark chocolate at least 60% cocoa content and with a just hint of edible sparkles across the top whilst the chocolate is still sticky. This recipe makes approximately...

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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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