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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 […]

Buttermilk soda bread and jars of buttermilk on a table
Breads, Soda Bread

How to Make Buttermilk Soda Bread

Soda bread is a simple, delicious, yeast free bread. My Irish grandmother made her soda bread using traditional buttermilk ie: the liquid left when making butter. Last week I was asked which liquid I prefer to use in making scones. I usually use cultured buttermilk which I make myself. It […]

A pile of blueberry and lime scones
Scones, Sweet Scones

Blueberry and Lime Scones Recipe

Now summer is here there are plenty of luscious berries in the shops. I have been experimenting using soft fruit in scones. Many American muffin recipes include soft fruit – blueberry muffins being the most popular. Blueberries work well in scones too. I have combined them with lime to add […]

Scone cut in half with clotted cream and strawberry jam
Plain Scones, Scones, Sweet Scones

Homemade Scones Recipe

Scones are the most popular item on the tea room menu. They are an essential part of an English afternoon tea served with clotted cream and jam, but they can be so much more. Not quite cake and not quite bread they are delicious warm from the oven for breakfast. […]