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Gma’s Signature Christmas Cake

To be made on the last weekend of the October half term, and fed with booze right the way through until Christmas. Dreamy!   Ingredients 8oz plain flour 8oz brown sugar 8oz butter 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp ground ginger 1tbsp black treacle 4 eggs   Fruits to be prepared the day before Bottle of sherry 6oz… Continue reading Gma’s Signature Christmas Cake

Cake Time · Comfort Food · Plan Ahead · Pudding

Sticky Toffee Tray Bake Cake

This is a bit of cheats version, as you can make the sauce separately (and ahead of time) and then just combine all the gooey goodness at the last minute before serving.   Ingredients 100g butter 175g light muscavado sugar 2 large eggs 115g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bicarb of soda 3tbsp black… Continue reading Sticky Toffee Tray Bake Cake

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Classic Viccy Sponge with Vanilla Cream and Strawberries

Because there’s no such thing as too much cake!   Ingredients Cake: 6 eggs 350g caster sugar 350g self-raising flour 350g butter 2tsp baking powder Extra butter to line dishes   For the filling: Strawberry jam 1 punnet fresh strawberries 1 large pot whipping cream 1 drop vanilla essence or 1 fresh vanilla pod seeds… Continue reading Classic Viccy Sponge with Vanilla Cream and Strawberries

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Flavoured Croissants

Whilst basic croissant dough can take some time to make, once it’s done, the difference between almond / chocolate / jam croissants doesn’t have to be finalised until the final stage o the process, so it’s good to keep your options open!   Basic Dough Method See the Plain Croissants recipe for ingredients and method. Work through… Continue reading Flavoured Croissants