Archive of ‘Baking’ category

Apple and walnut individual cobbler

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Pudding season is upon us. Autumn is the best time of year for stick-to-your-ribs desserts, a way to warm up your kitchen and also your tummy. While I’ll usually go for a crumble, I thought I’d give the classic American cobbler a go to warm us up one Sunday afternoon.

Kitchenware specialists Silver Mushroom recently sent me these totally cute cast iron dishes to try a recipe out on, and they turned out to be absolutely perfect for cobbler for two. (more…)

Peach, raspberry and hazelnut friands

IMG_5833-001The type of delicate cakes that women more elegant than me nibble with a cup of earl grey. Or the type of moreish little muffins that I will eat in twos, only stopping myself because I can’t be bothered to get more from the kitchen.

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Blueberry, almond and cardamom cake

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This is a good spring or summertime cake. The kind you whip up for an afternoon tea or to enjoy after a barbecue, eaten al fresco with cups of tea. It’s the kind of cake I’ll always order if I see it at a tearoom or cafe – lots of fruit, crisp almonds and a little spice to make it interesting. (more…)

Rhubarb crumble muffins

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Some of the best cakes are those that bridge the gap between dessert and cake – chocolate cakes are often best at this (served warm with a scoop of ice cream) or ginger cake with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Crumble cakes are absolutely excellent with a pool of vanilla custard, and none more so than a rhubarb cake.  (more…)

Self-saucing sticky toffee pudding

sticky toffee pudding

What a beautiful set of words.

Sticky toffee pudding is my favourite pudding over anything else, and I’ll always order it if I see it on a menu in a restaurant. I’ve even made sticky toffee brownies before. I love sticky toffee sauce. It’s just so great.

This fabulously easy recipe is in today’s Domestic Sluttery newsletter and I urge you to subscribe. (more…)

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