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Victoria sponge

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] There’s a lot of sunshine around here and a sunny Victoria sponge is just the thing for a relaxing spring weekend. It’s simple to make and a real English classic. Just the thing if you’re new to baking. An essential part of afternoon tea, serve it sandwiched with jam – as pictured – … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Apple and star anise crumble for Mother’s Day

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Happy Mother’s Day! It’s Mother’s Day today in the UK, so have a great day, Mum. My Mum lives a few hours away so I’m spending the day at the┬áNatural Food Show with another great Mum, Elisabeth Winkler of┬áReal Food Lover, whose blog is named after her Mum. I love apple crumble, it’s … Continue reading

Breakfast cookies (networking cookies)

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Yes, cookies for breakfast. These are fat free, refined sugar free and have fruit and oats to give you both a quick boost to get you going and sustained energy for the morning ahead. I took them to a morning networking meeting where they went down a treat. Don’t worry, if you don’t … Continue reading

Morello cherry pudding cake

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] I love a really moist cake and this one is a doozy. Bursts of flavourful cherry, lush juice, a light cake with a cinnamon finish on the tongue. Yummy. We won’t mention that it’s low fat, low sugar and high fibre. This is a cake with a LOT of portions. That’s because it … Continue reading

Lavender scones: my story of catering for a vegan wedding reception

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] My friend was getting married. Yay! Two days to go and the venue was changed and I’m doing the catering solo on a tiny budget. Yikes! I’m an experienced cook but being solely responsible for a wedding reception was a new experience and a rather nerve wracking one. My first decision was to … Continue reading

Quinoa soda bread

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Since St Patrick’s Day in Ireland last week, I’ve wanted to make soda bread. It’s so quick to make, healthy, filling, and inexpensive. You can have a loaf on the table in 50 minutes, including baking time. I’ve got a bag of organic quinoa flour in my kitchen cupboard at the moment so … Continue reading