Perfect Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is delicious. This recipe is not too sweet with a good lemon tang. Don’t just save it for toast though. When I make pastry I use the scraps for mini pastry cases and put a spoonful of curd in them when they are cooked to make mini lemon tarts. Also delicious on scones,…

Ginger Nuts

Small crunchy ginger biscuits with a little stem ginger in them for that extra ginger kick. Another very quick, easy, melt and mix recipe that is fun for kids to do. I add chopped stem ginger for an extra ginger kick, but feel free to leave it out. Makes about 24. My biscuits are slightly…

Sticky Toffee Pudding/cake

A lovely dark pudding with butter scotch sauce. This one is sweet. The recipe can make either a traditional pudding or a big cake served hot or cold or cupcakes. When you cook it as a cupcake or big cake it tends to be lighter than the pudding. You can reheat it in the microwave…

Crumpets and Pikelets

Everyone on loves crumpets. Made from a yeast batter, cooked until crisp on the outside and soft in the middle on the stove. Then toasted and served with butter or jam. Pikelets are their lesser known relation, made using a runnier version of the same batter without the rings to shape them. To be honest…

Everyday carrot cake

I love carrot cake and this is my everyday recipe. It is not glamorous but wholesome, flavourful, moist and filling. It works as a big cake and as muffins for lunchboxes. You could ice it, but I never do. Originally from a Cranks recipe, with my adaptation. It works well with oat flour or other…

ANZAC biscuits

An easy to make eggless oat biscuit named after the ANZACs – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, who were part of the allied expedition to capture Gallipoli in 1915. You can cook them crunchy or chewy- just leave them slightly longer for crunchy. Every Australian has their favourite recipe. I use an old…

Yorkshire Puddings

Traditionally served as a filler before the meat, Yorkies are served mostly with the meat today. In our house I serve them with any roast meat to fill up my teenage boys and sometimes as ‘toad in the hole,’ where the batter is poured onto sausages and baked in a single dish. For me the…

Yorkshire Teacakes

Transport your self to Yorkshire with a toasted Yorkshire Teacake and a proper pot of tea (Yorkshire Tea of course). A large, slightly sweet roll studded dried fruit. They are not hard to make, but you do need to make sure that your yeast is properly working before you mix it in otherwise they will…

Shortbread Biscuits

I have tried many different shortbread recipes and this is by far my favourite. It is buttery but not sweet, and easy to make. Do not even think about making shortbread with anything other than butter. If you do not have a cutter use a glass to make rounds, or make balls of dough and…

Jumblies

A super easy quick melt and mix biscuit for the kids to make, with an option to make them gluten free. Also a lovely poem by Edward Lear. I made a both the standard and gluten free ones today. B1 could not tell the difference, B2 could but either way they have disappeared. Ingredients: 125g…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Difficulty: easy Time: 15 minutes plus 50 about an hour to bake This is the easiest of my lemon drizzle recipes. It is light, fluffy and tangy. I do not like very sweet things, so the drizzle is quite sharp. Taste the drizzle before you add it to the cake and add more sugar to…

Pizza Time

Friday night is always pizza night in our house, but instead of sending out for a takeaway we make it together. I usually make mini pizzas when I need to send food to the kids sports events and such, as most other people send sweet things. If a group of the kids’ friends are coming…