10 Apr 15

Grandma’s Rice Cake recipe

It’s been a while since I did some baking last and even longer since I made a cake like this one. It’s full of things I don’t normally use to make cakes; butter, eggs and white sugar.

I’ve always loved rice cake though, its a really simple cake and it’s a bit basic. You don’t often find it in cookbooks anymore I guess it’s fallen out of favour, modern cakes would probably use ground almonds or other types of nut. If you’ve never had rice cake in the ground rice gives a really dense texture and due to the amount of butter it’s got a really creamy buttery flavour.
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12 Mar 15

Minimalist Baker’s granola bars

At about 2-3pm I get the afternoon slumps, at that time its usually tea-o’clock and the kettle goes on. I had been buying a lot of granola bars or natural snack bars like the nakd cocoa loco bars but was starting to get a bit tired of them. The Minimalist Baker website has a recipe for a 5 ingredient bar.

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1 Aug 14

Extremely lazy Cinnamon Rolls

I’ll admit I love a good Cinnamon Roll on the other hand making them can be something I personally don’t have time for. All that rising and kneading while I like doing it I’ve also got a business to run, errands to do, cleaning and all those domestic things. So when I make bread I reach for my go to book ‘Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day’.

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16 May 14

BBC Good Food show Harrogate

I don’t like being negative on the blog but sadly it was going to happen at some point; A food fair that I didn’t really enjoy. While there were some good parts of the day I came away feeling a little underwhelmed.

Let’s start with the good stuff. There were some really great food producers at this event with the stand out stuff all being sweet! My favourite was easily the little round cake company whose cakes and meringues were just irresistible.
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