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Spiced Easter Buns (Hot-Cross Buns) Made In A Breadmaker

Ingredients: Water 240ml Butter (melted) 50g Sugar 50g Egg (beaten) 1 Salt 1 tsp Strong white bread flour 540g Fast Action Yeast 2tsp Ground Sweet Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg 1/4 tsp Mix dried cherries and raisins 150g I make these … Continue reading

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The Week That Was # 2 (Experiments With Sourdough)

I’ve been wanting to do some sourdough baking for a while now. I already bake quite a bit of our own bread (mostly in a breadmaker), and regularly make pizza bases, rolls and other things and I wanted to give … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is a lovely cuddle of a soup. Sweet and warming. You’ll need: A medium to large butternut squash Two medium white onions Demerara sugar One to one-and-a-half pints of vegetable stock Large bunch of parsley Olive oil Salt & … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion, Feta & Beetroot Tart

At the weekend I was down on the allotment and dug the last of the beetroot from the plot (I wanted to dig over that part of the plot in preparation for the new growing season). There were quite a … Continue reading

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Making Christmas Puddings (Gluten Free, Virtually Fat Free and No Added Sugar)

It’s that time of the year when baking and making turns to Christmas. I doubled up the ingredients in the video, but here they are to make a approximate 2.5 pint pudding: 225g whole sultanas (minced) 225g whole sultanas 225g … Continue reading

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Making Jams and Jellies

It’s that time of year when the preserving pan comes out and I turn some of the produce from the allotment and elsewhere into preserves: jams, chutneys, jellies, and pickles. I made some pumpkin and ginger jam (which always turns … Continue reading

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Dorset Apple Cake

I had a gift of a bag full of cooking apples at the weekend, and made a couple of different things. First an apple crumble, and then also a Dorset Apple Cake. I recorded the apple cake production (see below). … Continue reading

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