Category Archives: snacks

Shortbread Apple Flapjacks

A 3-layer traybake created to take advantage of the new season apples. Use freshly picked apples if possible. I used a 22cm x 22cm cake tin, which yielded 16 pieces of shortbread. Note all measurements and cooking times are approximate. … 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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  Fresh fruit seems to be the one food group that feels the worst of the effects of being on a benzoate-free diet. Many varieties of fruit including most stone fruits and berries are off the menu and after several … Continue reading

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Snacks and salads

Before I discovered the reason for all my mouth and digestive problems, most of my snack and salad choices were things that are forbidden on a benzoate-free diet. But there are alternatives! I have found that the following snacks or … Continue reading

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The age-old question for C&B intolerant people – what snacks can I have? For adults who have the cooker to turn to when they get peckish this isn’t such big a deal but for children it can be a real … Continue reading

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Pear and ginger scones

I love baking scones and this is a lovely combination of smooth fresh fruit and firey ginger. Makes 8 to 12 depening on the size of your cutter. 8oz self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 3/4 oz margarine … Continue reading

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Digestive biscuits

Ingredients 170g plain wholemeal flour 170g medium oatmeal 150g margarine 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 65g muscovado sugar pinch of salt splash of milk 1) mix flour, oatmeal, salt, bicarb and sugar together. 2) rub in the margarine and bring … Continue reading

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