Perfect cinnamon buns

Recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery's Home Sweet Home¬†book. Ingredients for the dough 300ml whole milk, lukewarm 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1.5 teaspoons dried active yeast 500g strong white bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 85g butter, chilled, in chunks for the filling 80g butter, very soft 80g soft dark brown sugar 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon 1 egg,… Continue reading Perfect cinnamon buns

Triple ginger slice

Adapted from the Daily Mail's "Three-ginger fire cake" April 2017. Continuing on our ginger theme as I gradually use up the endless supply of fresh ginger in my fridge brings me to this next recipe. This triple-ginger traybake is much lighter than the typical ginger cakes I've had in the past, which can be quite… Continue reading Triple ginger slice

No-bake apricot energy bites

These sweet, chewy morsels are packed full of nutrients and make the perfect perk-up mid-morning or late afternoon, and they can be made even if you don't have an oven. I adapted them from Olive magazine's "No-bake breakfast bar" recipe; after the addition of the apricot filling they're perhaps a little too sugary to be… Continue reading No-bake apricot energy bites

Carob & cashew traybake

Although carob is often referred to as a cocoa alternative, I certainly don't see it that way but as a flavour and ingredient in it's own right; unless you're allergic to cocoa I see no reason to substitute it - it has it's own properties and nutritional value, as does carob, and neither have been… Continue reading Carob & cashew traybake

Pecan maple banana muffins

No compromises made in the name of "health", these are classic no-nonsense muffins to keep you and your loved ones warm. That said, they're comfortingly un-decadent, and the banana and the maple do provide most of the sweetness naturally.¬† Ingredients: 100g wholemeal flour 20g plain flour 2 tablespoons soft light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking… Continue reading Pecan maple banana muffins