Category: Recipes

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Honey Show and Honey Cake Competition

With Anna at band and Morgan surgically attached to his computer it was just me attending the honey show this year. We didn’t really have anything to exhibit though as we didn’t get any honey this year. I did submit a few photos to the photo competition and of course baked the honey cake. There were loads...

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Giant Jaffa Cake Cake

While Anna was out all day on Sunday I decided to bake a giant jaffa cake cake. It’s a Jamie Oliver recipe from his Jamie’s Comfort Food book. We haven’t actually cooked many recipe from here yet so it was time to change that. Essentially you make a very rich pancake batter that not only...

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Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Recipe

The doctors have told Anna to cut down on gluten somewhat. She’s not gluten intolerant, but cutting it down may help reduce inflammation and therefore help reduce the symptoms of her rheumatoid arthritis. It’s worth a go so we’re trying to eat a little less gluten. We don’t want to miss out on the gooey goodness...

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

As it was Mother’s Day on Sunday we (Morgan and I – well, me really!) decided to make her a yummy triple chocolate cheesecake. I was going to go with Anna’s favourite, and our usual cheesecake recipe that we have perfected over the years. However, getting hold of chocolate Philadelphia would be difficult in Borth so...

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Vegan Muffins

Hannah, one of the girls that is working with Anna at the moment is Vegan. She is always saying that she can’t find many vegan cake recipes as most cakes contain eggs. We get on well with her and wanted to treat her to some home made cakes so I decided to modify my Oaty Banana...

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Homemade Camembert

I shouldn’t really be surprised as Anna is usually quite good at such things. But, I am a little surprised at just how good her homemade camembert is. It’s not that I didn’t have faith in her cheese-making abilities, nor did I doubt the expert tuition she had on her River Cottage HQ Cheesemaking Course. What...

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Giant Stollen Baking for Christmas

I had quite a bit of marzipan left over after baking and decorating our Christmas cake this year. That’s nothing unusual as I did have more than 1kg of the delicious yellow almond paste and with only one cake to cover this year I didn’t use it all. The leftover marzipan would usually sit there, gradually...

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Cheesemaking at River Cottage

So, Alan treated me to a cheesemaking course at River Cottage for my birthday.  I’m not really sure how we decided on cheesemaking but I fancied a cookery course and I think we thought it would be nice to do some something completely different rather than baking bread or cakes.  We did some research and...

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This Year’s Christmas Cake

I was back from our activity weekend by mid afternoon on Sunday. I therefore had plenty of time to unpack, was things out and then do some chores. Tidying the house a little, cleaning out the fishtank and then as Anna cooked dinner I made a start on this years Christmas Cake. Yep, it’s that...

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Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Ingredients 2 tbsp of groundnut oil 2 tbsp soy sauce 2tbsp sesame oil 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2inch piece of ginger, sliced into thin strips 2 shallots 1 tbsp oyster sauce 500ml vegetable stock 1 packet of baby sweetcorn 6 mushrooms sliced 1 red pepper, sliced 1 large courgette, cut into strips 1 packet...

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Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Mmm Mmm Lemon Cheesecake! That was quite a success and so easy to make as well. Anna had been away for a couple of days on the Isle of Man, so I thought I’d make a cheesecake for her as it’s one of her favourites. Unfortunately when Morgan and Pat went shopping they forgot the all important...

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