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Christmas chutney in a class bowl on a table with a flower pattern
Chutney, Christmas

Christmas Chutney

I just love making preserves – jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles and chutneys. They each have their season – jams and jellies mainly in the summer, marmalades in January and February when the Seville oranges are available, and pickles and chutneys in the autumn, ready for Christmas. When I look in […]

Close up of Cornish Aromatic Apple Cake from above
Cakes

Cornish Aromatic Apple Cake

This week my friend Margaret gave me some apples from her garden. They were a variety I hadn’t heard of before, Cornish Aromatic. They have a firm fresh flavour with a hint of pineapple. The skin is quite rough and dry so they need to be peeled to use in […]

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 […]