Caribbean rum cake

This is a lovely moist favourite from the Caribean, reminiscent of the tinned variety which are often given around Christmas. I developed this recipe for the Thermomix from a book I found in Barbedos, Angela Spenceley's Just add Rum. the recipe apparently comes from the […]

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Sour cherry stollen cake

  Yes, this is a cake as opposed to a bread. It really is a great variation on the wonderful more traditional stollen I posted last week. The benefits are that you don't have to use yeast and you don't have to wait! As I […]

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Kransekake- aka BIG almond tower!

This gluten free alternative is also known as ring cake as the tower is simply a stack (normally 18) of different sized rings held together with icing. It is common centrepiece across Scandinavia at weddings, birthdays, and Christmas. Kransekake sets consist of 6 pans each […]

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Stollen with a twist

I love homemade stollen but am grateful the urge to make it only comes in December! I have given Lakeland a good few 'shout outs' recently, and here is another for their stollen tin. Of course you can simply roll a stollen as I have […]

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Bûche de Noël

Some Buche de noel recipes have 7 stages and lists of ogre diets as long as your arm. I am not knocking them out of court ( I have been known to make Swedish princess cake more than twice!) but at Christmas sometimes you just […]

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Pecan slices

  Who needs an excuse for a party? Silly question a know and certainly not me, so while I’m not American I always think thanksgiving is a great excuse to wheel out the gourds, Stars and Stripes, Americana …..and of course pecan pie!! This year I […]

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Anti- gravity cake

  The anti-gravity concept has been around for a while and is a lot of fun. It's fair to say that it becomes mainstream when suppliers like Lakeland in the UK supply adaptable kits at a reasonable price, under £10. Lakeland's Anti-Gravity Pouring Cake Kit […]

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Challah

This is my standard Thermomix challah receive which you can find here. I thought it might be different to plait and place in a long loaf tin. The Wilton's one I used is 41cm/16″ by 12cm/4″. The end result gives you a great size to […]

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A simply scrummy icing….

I have been rather quiet on the blogging front. No posts and reading of all the lovely blogs I follow. I am stateside now for a short while and hope to put that to rights. A dear friend had a significant birthday just before I […]

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Date slice/bliss balls

  If you never have a failure in the kitchen you never cook or bake- the real question is how you deal with things that go wrong. Straight to the bin or find a workaround? I was given this date slices recipe from my niece […]

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