Category Archives: Christmas

Toffee cake

An indulgent cake fit for a celebration.  The recipe can be scaled up or down depending on how many people you are catering for. Caramac shapes to decorate ingredients: 2-6 caramac bars depending on size of moulds and size of … Continue reading

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Carrot & Marmalade cake

This recipe is adapted from one found in the Daily Telegraph’s Gardener’s Diary for 2016. It makes a delicious desert and would even work as an alternative Christmas cake. Ingredients 280g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 4 large … Continue reading

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Truffles (non-dairy)

A variation on the original truffle recipe (Truffles), this recipe has been devised to enable anyone who is dairy intolerant as well as benzoate intolerant the chance to enjoy a chocolaty treat. Ingredients 160g Oat-based non-dairy cream alternative (see Oatly) 20g … Continue reading

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Fruit trifle

Most trifles nowadays contain a jelly but the original dish omitted this layer, and I have left it out too as it can be difficult to judge which jellies are safe on this diet. This recipe can be adapted to … Continue reading

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Marzipan bakewells

I love marzipan.  But since it’s mainly used on rich fruit cakes it’s been hard to find a way to enjoy it that’s compatible with the cinnamon & benzoate-free diet.  This recipe is a twist on the traditional idea of … Continue reading

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Sticky syrup-ginger cake

1 cooking apple (bramleys or similar), peeled and finely chopped 1 lemon 1 satsuma 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystalised ginger 8 ounces muscovado sugar 6 ounces butter or margarine 3 eggs 2 tablespoons golden syrup 6 ounces self-raising flour 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Apple sauce

A must with roast pork, and pretty nice as a desert too, commercial apple sauce is safe for some people but brands often contain sorbate preservatives, and sometimes have flavourings or thickeners too.  This is a simple recipe to make a home-made … Continue reading

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