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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 Natural Food Show with another great Mum, Elisabeth Winkler of Real 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

Home made brownie kit testing has commenced

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] I’m planning a range of home made kits. The same ingredients like you’d have in your own kitchen, in a mix. Our home made shortbread kit is already available on Etsy here. And today I started testing the brownie mix. The first batch is in the oven… can’t wait for them to finish … Continue reading

Mardi Gras King Cake for Fat Tuesday

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, the high point of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Traditionally, King Cake is baked – a yeasted sweet bread with a cinnamon, sugar and butter filling and decorated with brightly coloured sugars. Now we’ve finished the pancakes in the UK for Shrove Tuesday, why not try making King Cake? … Continue reading

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

Crystallised ginger

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] It may seem a bit strange to be starting a blog called FairyCAKEmother with a post about making crystallised ginger, but every blog needs to start somewhere, and today it’s ginger. Lots and lots of ginger. I love ginger and I’ve made lots of confectionery like fudge and caramel before, but never crystallised … Continue reading