Category Archives: desserts

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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Breakfast rice

If you are in need of an easily digestible breakfast, rice, made into rice pudding could be the answer.  Its great by itself and can be livened up in many ways to add interest to breakfast times. It is usual … 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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Rhubarb (and Angelica) Jam

I have had a problem with jams and marmalades for years – even those made with apparently all-safe ingredients have made me react in the past.  But not this one!  I have finally found one that my mouth seems to … 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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