Category Archives: Sweet Treats

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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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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Chocolate Chip Cookie baked brownie style recipe

I had a real dilemma knowing what to call this, in America they call this a Congo Bar, the website I found it on, Bakerella, calls it a brookie, we at home like crookie (said all gruff and inducing fits … Continue reading

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Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe

I love, love, LOVE caramel slice, and this is a doddle to make.  I have tried with varying success in the past to make my own caramel, this way I believe is foolproof, and I’ll no doubt make just the … Continue reading

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Peppermint Slice Recipe

I had wanted to make these for ages and my Mum brought me over some peppermint essence just before Christmas so I had to get cracking, over two weeks later in an airtight box they are still going strong, although … Continue reading

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