Category Archives: Baking and Desserts

My go-to Fat-free White Loaf Recipe, with or without old dough.

This takes a little longer from start to finish than the easier loaf recipe I have posted before, but it is now the only one I make when the bread making urge (or necessity) comes over me.  When I really … Continue reading

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Butter free Vanilla Cupcake recipe

I’m starting a bit of a new theme with this recipe, as it’s brilliant to make with children, simple mixing, no warming or creaming because you use oil, either sunflower or a simple olive oil, I used sunflower, and these … Continue reading

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The best, suet free, mincemeat recipe

I was given the link to a blog last year for a suet free mincemeat recipe, and it was so truly scrumptious, even though I skimped a little on a couple of ingredients, namely using ordinary brandy and cider, instead … Continue reading

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What to do with leftover Hot Cross Buns…

Having made two batches of HCB‘s I ended up being left with nearly a dozen that were getting a bit stale (should have put some in the freezer but hey ho, this way works too!), even for toasting. So I … Continue reading

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3 Minute Chocolate Muffin Recipe

Yes, that’s right, three minutes, in the microwave. And fantastically easy. You will need some very deep mugs or you will make a real mess of your microwave, but that is it, other than a tablespoon and teaspoon measure.  I … Continue reading

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Candied Peel Recipe

I’ve been working on a Hot Cross Bun recipe, and had run out of candied peel that I bought ages ago, the Sundora brand is a good one if you need back up supplies, I have a mountain of peel … Continue reading

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Super soft and fluffy Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Back in the days when you couldn’t get Hot Cross Buns all year round, and before supermarkets made things so hard for the small producer, I remember getting them just before Easter from your local bakers, the spicy smell could … Continue reading

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