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 with three rings. You need to start the day before…

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…

Orange almond scones

  It's a pretty miserable bank holiday Monday- nothing too surprising in that- so a good excuse to develop some fail safe flavours and incorporate in a scone. I used my new Lakeland silicone bakeware – it is sold at as a cake pan but works well if you want lovely triangular scones.   This…

Apple almond loaf

Hello! I am finally back in the kitchen putting a twist and Thermomix adaptation to a loaf in Kamran Siddiqi Hand Made Baking. If you don't already know, I have a travel, photography blog over at @vannilla so if want to dip into my non baking adventures you are very welcome! Last week I ticked…

Almond plaits

This is really delightful bread liberally enhanced with blanched almonds-yum. If you don't want to make braids just divide into 8-10 and make indivual rolls. Lovely dinner party idea. I have adapted the original recipe from James Morton's Brilliant Bread. His narrative on this loaf made me laugh when he suggests 'shoogling' it a bit-…

Lemon almond scones

These are seriously yummy sweet scones- you can spread with lemon curd, clotted cream, butter, but it really isn't necessary