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Close up of cooked apple dappy - raisins, scone dough and apple pieces
Desserts

Apple Dappy

I found some Red Windsor apples in the supermarket this week and used them to make my version of an old fashioned pudding called Apple Dappy, which is made using a scone dough as pastry. I found the original recipe in the Pudding Club Cookbook by Keith & Jean Turner […]

Group of apple and cinnamon scones on a plate with one Worcester apple
Scones, Sweet Scones

Apple and Cinnamon Scones

The new crop of British apples are now appearing in the shops, so it is time for some apple recipes. I made an apple pie using Bramley and Cox apples for Sunday lunch and also some apple and cinnamon scones for tea. For these I used Worcester apples which I […]

Raspberry cream sponge whole on white plate
Desserts

A Delicious Raspberry Cream Sponge

Here in the UK the summer holidays are over and the children are back at school but there are still plenty of summer berries in the shops, so I thought it is not too late for another summer dessert. This Raspberry Cream Sponge is made with a very light fatless […]

Chocolate Roulade roll cut on a plate
Desserts

A Classic Indulgent Chocolate Roulade

With the August bank holiday weekend approaching I am getting organised to cook a special Sunday lunch for the family. Somehow, getting together with my family this year seems so much more important. So this week my recipe is my granddaughter’s favourite ever dessert – chocolate roulade! Serving Suggestions Chocolate […]

group of cheese scones laid out on a tea towel on a table
Scones, Savoury Scones

Easy Cheese Scones Recipe

Well what mixed weather we’ve had recently! When my family came for lunch the other day we went for a walk on beautiful Ashdown Forest and got caught in the rain! I was glad I had made soup for supper as we all needed something warm and comforting. I decided to […]

White soda bread in a casserole dish with lid on the side
Breads, Soda Bread

White Soda Bread Recipe

I remember my grandmother baking soda bread on her old fashioned solid fuel range. Going down to breakfast in the morning there would be the delicious smell of fresh soda bread. Baking soda bread is for me a comforting return to childhood memories. It is a very simple, easy, quick […]