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1-2-3 Cookies

1-2-3 Cookies

One of our most requested recipes. A simple and delicious cookie recipe that doesn’t spread so perfect for decorating. This is a very versatile recipe, you can make a chocolate version by replacing a few tablespoons of flour with cocoa. I use this mixture to 

Perfect Moist Chocolate Cake

Perfect Moist Chocolate Cake

This is an amazingly moist chocolate cake. Made with buttermilk or maas and an oil base for a long lasting cake that never gets a chance to become stale. This cake can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months very successfully. This 

Kerry-Anne’s Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Kerry-Anne’s Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

This is one of my most used recipes. I use this recipe for cupcakes (they keep fresh for quite a few days because the recipe is oil-based) and I use it as a cake as well. The product has a lovely moist soft feel and 

Perfect Gluten-free Baked Cheesecake

Perfect Gluten-free Baked Cheesecake

Use any biscuits you like for the biscuit base. I used Gullon Plain cookies. If not gluten-free I use digestives or tennis biscuits. A perfect bake cheese cake

Two-tone Caramel Ermine Icing

Two-tone Caramel Ermine Icing

An Ermine Icing is an icing with a cooked flour base. It is less sweet, very smooth and fluffy but also very stable. Try this caramel version. A less sweet icing that is smooth and light

Cranberry Jelly

Cranberry Jelly

An easy jelly to start making jelly. Only 3 ingredients and since cranberries have lots of pectin it sets well. A jelly differs from a jam because it has no whole fruit, just the juice of the fruit. Serve with meat as a condiment or 

Granadilla Heaven Cake

Granadilla Heaven Cake

Zesty Cake with Marscapone Cream, Granadilla Curd and White Chocolate Icing

Orange and Almond Cake

Orange and Almond Cake

This gluten-free cake make a delicious light dessert. A lovely, light dessert cake

Easy Microwave Hollandaise

Easy Microwave Hollandaise

Honestly the easiest and quickest way to make a Hollandaise. Serve with Eggs benedict or steamed asparagus

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

With a caramel, brûléed crust. This pineapple cooks in a delicious caramel sauce which soaks through the cake when you turn it over. Add more caramel delicious-ness by brûlée-ing the crust with a blow torch. Best served hot😋 If you want to make it EXTRA 

Splendid Salads

Splendid Salads

This summer has been my salad summer. So many great salads! Below are 3 recipes, for some of my favourites. Let me know what you think. A fresh summer recipe

How to work with chocolate for best results

How to work with chocolate for best results

This article first appeared on Food24 Chocolate is a quick and beautiful way to decorate cookies, desserts, cupcakes and cakes and just plain delicious on its own. Here are a few tips and tricks to successfully working with chocolate.When melting chocolate on the hob, place 

How to make the perfect Christmas Gammon

How to make the perfect Christmas Gammon

This article first appeared on Food24 gammon‘ɡamən’ Noun : British Ham which has been cured or smoked like bacon. Finding the perfect gammonGammon is readily available in supermarkets and from specialist butcheries around this time of year. Free range is always great for your palate