Cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are delicious, but a little bit time consuming to make. It is well worth the effort, though, especially when you get your littles involved in making them! 1/2 cup milk (120ml) 1/2 cup water (120ml) 1 egg 3 cups all purpose flour (375g) 1 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup sugar (65g) […]

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Water icing

Water icing is simple and cheap to make. It’s also super flexible, suitable for many sweet treats! 1 cup powdered sugar 2 – 3 tbsp hot water a few drops vanilla (optional) lemon juice (optional) other flavourings as appropriate for your recipe Sift the sugar into a bowl. Decide what optional flavourings you are going […]

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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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BBQ sauce

I have been trying to find a BBQ sauce worth making for a long time. I have tried so many different recipes, all of which have let me down. Until now. This recipe hits every note I expect a BBQ sauce to have. Enjoy! 1/2 onion, minced 4 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup whisk(e)y* 2 […]

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Pancake syrup

Based on my experiments with treacle and dark treacle, I decided to take on pancake syrup. With genuine maple syrup being quite expensive, and commercial pancake syrups being mainly high fructose corn syrup, I wanted something with ingredients I have in my pantry. One problem with the cheater pancake syrups on sites like Allrecipes is […]

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Update to Dark Treacle

Over on this post I take you through how to make Dark Treacle. I recently managed to source some Lyons Dark Treacle at a reasonable price, so I was able to do a side-by-side taste comparison. If you’d like to make a Dark Treacle that tastes almost exactly like Lyons, there is one simple substitution. […]

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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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Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake, or Victoria Sandwich Cake, is a deceptively simple recipe. Only 4 ingredients. But as you know, the simpler a recipe, the more any flaws show, so the secret to a good Victoria Sponge is to practice, practice, and practice again, which gives you a good excuse to use up all the jam […]

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Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is best made early in the year. This allows the maximum amount of time for the flavours to mature, as well as allowing the regular sousing with brandy, whisky, whiskey, or bourbon to deepen the flavours. Preheat oven to 325f / 160c 10oz butter 10oz brown sugar 1 tablespoon black treacle or molasses […]

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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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