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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

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

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”]   Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. Historically, people used up their milk and eggs by making pancakes, in preparation for the dietary restrictions of Lent. For the Americans reading, it’s not just a Catholic thing, our shops in the UK are full of displays of eggs, milk, … 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