Whole orange mini bundt

This Thermomix recipe from the (Australian)Everyday cookbook, EDC, is so easy and suitable for those family members and friends who want to avoid gluten. I used standard baking powder, which can have traces of gluten so if you want to avoid it all, scource the speciality brand. While this is being billed as a cake…

Hot water crust ham and chicken raised pie

A friend says this is my Downton Abbey pie- so who am I to disagree:) You have to plan ahead – two days!!- but is so worth the planning. I haven't restyled the recipe because I basically followed the Lakeland magazine recipe. The very cute oval tin is new in the Lakeland store. As I…

Lemon drizzle- a cake good enough for GBBO final showstopper

  Last night's final of the Great British Bake Off – *hashtag* GBBO – saw the charming and talented Nadiya carry off the glory of winning. She has fast become the nation's baking sweetheart and when Mary Berry choked up many of the 14m+ viewers were reaching for the tissues- I know it wasn't just…

Sour cream scones

How often do you find a carton of sour cream or buttermilk in the fridge which has to be used and you need a quick simple recipe to avoid throwing it away. I love sour cream and chocolate and have featured some pretty good cakes using this combination here. If you want 'quick' though, it's…

Milk bread rolls

This milky bread dough is right up there as one of the easiest fail safe recipes around. It is adapted from the Fast and Easy Cooking TM3 Thermomix book – it can easily be adapted for hand or bread machine. If you divide into 12-14 at end of first poof roll and twist into knots,…

Millionaire’s Shortbread

  Take the best, butteriest, shortbread, top with salted caramel, and finish with best quality chocolate….drool!   There are probably tens of thousands of recipe for this old favourite on the web so I'll get straight to the origins of this one. Scottish shortbread is the best – right! The proportions are famously 3:2:1 flour:butter:sugar….

Pistachio and honey drizzle mini loaves

This cake is really special! I have adapted it from the Amber Rose's Love Bake Nourish, a book whose recipes I have feature previously. Her recipes work, they use alternative flours and sweeteners, and are easily adapted to substitute your own favourite ingredients. I have adapted for the Thermomix but you could happily mix this…

Frangipane tart in spelt pastry case

Frangipane tarts featured on last week’s GBBO and I must admit that my first thought was “.. A bit simple for week 6′. Anyhow if it’s good enough for GBBO at this stage of the challenge its good enough for my end of week dinner party. I made a spelt flour pastry which I featured…

Lemon curd cupcakes

Two consecutive cup cake bakes- what can be happening?!- oh yes, it's national cupcake week. I probably won't make them for another year.. This particular bake might be the one to change my mind about that as it is filled with home made Thermomix lemon curd. Having topped it with a very lemony frosting, I…

Banoffee cup cakes

  It would remiss of me of let national cupcake week go without a mention. Regular readers will know I'm not big on cupcakes- too much sweetness in the frosting for me. I have overripe bananas and homemade Thermomix salted caramel ( which I had to stop eating straight out of the jar!) so this…

Homity Pie

I came across this delicious pie in Paul Hoolywood's British Baking. In this book Paul takes some of his favourite regional bakes and indeed the book is organised by region. If I am totally honest – why wouldn't I be?- I have been less than overwhelmed with a few of the recipes chosen. I am…

Malthouse fruit Loaf

I am always on the lookout for flour variations and I came across this Doves Farm organic bread flour which in addition to wheat flour contains 15% malted wheat flakes, 3%rye flour and 3%barley malt four. Of course you can throw this combination together yourself but it's nice to know this is a well tried…