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…)

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…)

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