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Banana bread

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 2 1/2 kg of organic bananas for £2, make banana bread. 1 1/2 lb / 600g bananas, preferably over ripe 2 eggs 8 oz / 200g self raising flour 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 oz / 75g butter 3 oz /75g … Continue reading

Coconut lime glitter cake

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Coconut, lime, sponge, glitter. What’s not to love? Light and just-sweet-enough coconut sponge with tangy zesty lime icing with a sprinkling of lime zest and edible glitter dust (fairies optional). 4 oz butter (dairy free – use vegan margarine) 2 oz sugar 2 eggs 4 oz self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder … Continue reading

Sugar cookies

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] These little beauties are an American classic. Crisp cookie with a sugar crunch. 10 oz plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 oz butter (I used brandy butter from Christmas) 3 oz sugar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3oz demerara sugar Heat oven … Continue reading

Chocolate chip cookies (gluten free and vegan)

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] I asked on the Fairycakemother Facebook page and Twitter what people would like me to blog about next, and chocolate chip cookies got the vote. So here they are. I used a recipe adapted from Elana’s Pantry (original here). 2 1/2 cups ground almonds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day celebrations: chocolate, cherries, champagne and garlic

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are a few recipes from some favourite bloggers of mine for a special Valentine’s Day dessert, just in time for you to make if you haven’t had a chance to do anything yet. From Piece of Cake, we have Chubby Hubby Brownies. From Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, we have … Continue reading

Quick and healthy lemon cheesecake

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] I like having my cake and eating it, which means healthier without using fake ingredients like non fat yoghurt and sweeteners. This isn’t a fancy cheesecake, it is meant to be a midweek pudding/dessert cheesecake. It’s super quick so doesn’t have the fancy layers but you can easily create that by firming the … Continue reading

Tips from Lorraine Pascale’s Baking Made Easy

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Baking Made Easy by Ella’s Bakehouse* founder Lorraine Pascale is currently on the Beeb. Being the oh-so-up-to-date-with-what’s-on-telly person that I am, I’ve been watching episode 2 this weekend, Speed Baking (the series is on episode 5). I think the speed part is relative for a few of the recipes, as an hour for … Continue reading

Talking about cakes for ‘people who can’t make cakes’

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Today I met up with fantasy artist Nikki Wynne at London Anime Con. Nikki is a fairly new talent on the scene but since I’ve known her since she was age 2 weeks (I feel old!) I’d gone down to have a good natter for pure girly catch up purposes. Since most of … Continue reading

Black forest gateau with cherry chocolate fudge icing: Fairycakemother goes to Parliament

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Save Our Woods is what happens when a government decides to sell off public forests and ancient woodlands. Fairycakemother made the official campaign cake to present outside Parliament to the Save Our Woods campaign. Now, what cake could a lowly Fairycakemother make for such an important cause? Black forest gateau of course. I have … Continue reading