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Apricot and Almond Tray Bake

Our local market is brimming with a range of dried fruit and nuts right now. The almond meal looks so fresh, and the dried apricots are plump and brightly coloured. I’m inspired to create a tray bake, made more decadent with a generous topping of dark chocolate ganache, scattered with toasted flaked almonds.  Ingredients (Makes 8 – 10 squares)  For the apricots:  12 dried apricots, each sliced into several lengths  1 tbs brandy  ½ cup boiling water  Pinch bicarb of soda  For the batter:  2/3 cup plain unsweetened Greek-style yoghurt  2 large free range eggs  ¼ cup soft brown sugar  ½ cup caster sugar  1/8 tsp...

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Cool Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

A great looking cake – a rich chocolate chip cake with minty green icing – it’s cool and fresh and great for birthday treats or a great showstopper pudding. You will need: 1 x 7″ round Cake Tin- greased and lined 2  x Disposable icing bags Ingredients for the cake: 8 oz Self Raising Flour 2 oz Plain Flour 8 oz Caster Sugar 8 oz Marg/Butter 4 Eggs 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 200g Chocolate chips Ingredients for the decoration: 300g Chocolate for melting 250g Icing Sugar 125g Butter 1 Tsp Mint Essence 2 x Tbsp Crushed Chocolate Light Green...

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Scrumptious Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake

What could be more perfect for the colder Autumn and Winter evenings than a spicy apple and cinnamon loaf cake. Lovely served warm or cold for a snack or a delicious dessert. Soft, moist and fruity this is sure to impress your guests and great for children too as it contains one of their five a day. You will need a greased and lined 8″ loaf tin Cake Ingredients ; 8 oz Self Raising Flour 6 oz Caster Sugar 2 oz Demerara Sugar 8 oz Butter/Marg 4 Eggs beaten 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Large...

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Spicy Ginger Loaf Cake

This is a beautifully spiced and moist cake which is great for Autumnal evenings with a cup of tea. Quick to make, the cake is best left for a couple of days to improve the flavour. Ingredients: 60g butter, cubed 100g golden syrup 25g black treacle 100g plain flour 25g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 heaped tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 100g caster sugar pinch of salt 125 ml milk 1 egg, beaten For the syrup: 100g caster sugar 100 ml water 2 tsp ground ginger Method: Grease and...

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How to make a Chocolate Drip Cake

Drip cakes are all the rage these days- they are really easy and great fun to make Perfect for a friend or relatives birthday and you can put any topping that you like on them Here’s how : You will need : Equipment: 1 x 6″ round tin – greased and lined I x hollow dowel or wooden skewers Ingredients : Ingredients for one 6″ round Madeira cake- you will need 2 of these 6 oz Self Raising Flour 2 oz Plain Flour 6 oz Caster Sugar 6 oz Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Essence Strawberry or Raspberry...

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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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