Spotted Dick Mug Cake

This is the instant version of my full Spotted Dick recipe. See there for my comments on the name! This version is gluten free, sugar free, and can be easily tweaked to be keto friendly. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon (or so) of currants, raisins, or as you prefer 1 tbsp of brown liquor or water […]

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Chocolate and peanut butter mug cake

As an added bonus, you can easily make this keto friendly or vegan. Makes 2 decent sized mug cakes, or 1 if you have a huge mug and are feeling gluttonous! Whisk together: 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1/4 cup / 60ml milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whisk into the liquids: 1/2 cup (120ml) almond […]

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Queen of Puddings

For Mother’s Day, I asked my wife to choose a pudding we’d never had before. To be extra mean I handed her a book with over 140 classic British Pudding recipes – how horrible I am! She chose Queen of Puddings. I have had this once before in my whole life. It’s one I felt […]

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Stuart’s Gluten Free Simnel pudding

Simnel Cake is a British Easter tradition. I decided to take the cake recipe and convert it to make a Simnel Pudding, because everyone needs some pudding in their life! Makes 1 large pudding. You can double the quantities to make 2. 250g/8oz mixed dried fruit 25g/1oz stem ginger (finely chopped or grated) 1/2 lemon […]

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Spotted dick pudding

Also known as spotted duff or spotted dog, the words “dick, duff, dog” all derive from the word “dough”. Any other suggestion comes from a smutty mind 😉 Spotted dick is your basic steamed pudding. These ingredients will show up frequently here… SPOTTED DICK PUDDING 8oz / 240g self raising flour 4oz / 120g unsalted […]

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Duchess’s Pudding

120g/4oz unsalted butter 120g/4oz caster / powdered sugar 2 eggs, beaten 150g / 5oz self raising flour 60g / 2oz mixed fruit 30g / 1oz glace cherries, chopped 30g / 1oz chopped walnuts (or more dried fruit, to your taste) almond essence to taste milk Butter your pudding basin. Cream the butter and sugar together […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

It is just a simple fact that Sticky Toffee Pudding is everyone’s favourite, they just may be in denial about it. My son adores this stuff and will happily try to eat his own body weight of sticky deliciousness. If you don’t like Sticky Toffee Pudding, that’s fine: Jamie will eat your share! 1 cup […]

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Rice pudding

Continuing the pudding theme, here is one of the old favourites which a lot of people don’t realise is their favourite until it’s put in front of them. The best part of this recipe is that it uses ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry… Make this recipe, and enjoy a rice pudding […]

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Christmas Pudding

This is a 1968 recipe, based off many older recipes. I retrieved it from “Marguerite Pattens Every Day Cookbook“, which you can buy from Amazon.com second hand. See * substitutions below. 1lb raisins* 12oz sultanas* 12oz currants* 4oz chopped candied peel* 2oz blanched almonds* 2oz flour 3.5 tsp spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc) 8oz sugar […]

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Fresh custard recipe

It’s funny how you can get a mental block about something. In my case, it was custard. I always saw custard being made from Bird’s powder, and even when I moved to the USA I carried on buying it, albeit at a stupid price. Then, recently, I decided to check out how to make custard […]

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