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Oxford Marmalade in a small saucer with oranges in the background
Preserves

Oxford Marmalade

With Seville oranges now appearing in the shops I thought this year I would use them to make Oxford Marmalade or Frank Cooper Marmalade, instead of my usual Seville Orange Marmalade. Oxford Marmalade is a darker chunkier marmalade than Seville Orange Marmalade and is made in a different way. The […]

Whole Homity Pie with lattice pastry top
Pies

Homity Pie

Homity Pie is a traditional British vegetarian open pie with a filling of potatoes, onions and leeks and a cheesy topping. I have given it a new twist here by adding a lattice cheese pastry top similar to the one I used on my Sussex Pie. I think the extra pastry […]

Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread on wooden table
Breads

Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread

I regularly make a number of different types of soda bread but this is the first time I have made a Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread. I made two types, one using a dark rye flour and one using light rye. The idea for this version came after someone posted […]

Royal Icing on Christmas cake with Christmas decorations
Christmas

Royal Icing

If you have been following my Christmas cake baking over the last few weeks you will know that I always make a Glacé Fruit Christmas Cake – I love the light crumbly texture and sparkling jewelled fruits. It’s also great if you need an emergency last minute cake. I made […]

Glace fruit Christmas cake with almond icing
Cakes, Christmas

Almond Icing (Marzipan)

I always decorate my glacé fruit Christmas cake as I would a traditional rich fruit Christmas cake with almond icing (or marzipan icing) and royal icing. You can buy some very good ready made marzipan or almond icing but if I have time I like to make my own. My […]