If there’s a recipe that I would really urge you to make, it’s these cookies. They are beyond good. So Moorish, chewy, full of healthy oats and dried fruit yet no one would ever say these were a healthy cookie. Not when you taste them, you think, no way but yes way! Please make them!
A very simple and quick recipe which can be made in about 5 minutes. I know I say that about lots of recipes, but I really mean it this time!
As there’s no butter (ie: fat) in this recipe, they are best eaten on the day or next day. You can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds after that if you want.
I follow the very talented Jo Wheatley of GBBO and have one of her baking books which I refer to regularly. She was one of the winners at the start of Bake Off and had such a passion and love for baking that I knew she would be hugely successful which she is.
Her Poke Loaf is a joy to make and of course to eat! There are lots of variations and I’ll list them below in the recipe. Jo originally covered her loaves with buttercream but for lots of reasons, I changed it up a little and am very happy with the result. I think these turn out to be the perfect “piece of cake” with that morning or afternoon break and works perfectly for a Coffee Morning.
A very simple, all in one bowl recipe which you can choose to decorate your way. Finish with a flourish and make the raspberry flavoured buttercream I’ve used here or make a simple icing to spread across cooled cupcakes. Whichever way you decide, they will be a big hit!
It’s great to be able to use frozen raspberries in this recipe. It means they are a great stand by recipe to use when visitors are expected.
This recipe is adapted from Hannah Mills who has been writing baking books for years and rarely fails to impress. It needs a stand mixer to get the creamy consistency that’s needed to create a lovely, light cake. It only takes about 10 mins to get the batter into the tin and oven ready so it’s quick and very tasty.
There’s no butter used which keeps it low fat and I’ve reduced the sugar quantity to help make these squares even better for you. As lime is generally sweeter than lemon, you can reduce the sugar without it impacting too much on the overall sweetness.
This delicious cake is full of superfoods and as I’ve reduced the sugar content by 70% from the original recipe, it’s practically healthy! You have to make it!
It’s a versatile cake which is just as nice at room temperature as it is heated and served with some cream. No equipment other than a whisk and large spoon needed along with your bowl and prepared tin. It’s made in a 23cm tin so easily feeds 10-12 people.
I always think of hot summer days with this dessert. It’s got the perfect combination of two ingredients which just scream “summer”! I saw John Whaite make the recipe on a show one afternoon and thought, yes that’s my type of dessert and the fact it’s gluten free is an added bonus.
Using lime curd with the cream cheese gives just the right balance of sweetness and tartness for the filling. Using melted marshmallows with the coconut for the base is a stroke of genius!