Monthly Archives: November 2015

Autumn Spice Madeira Loaf

Autumn Spice Madeira Loaf C

Autumn is the season of spice, especially in the baking world. As the nights draw in spices add warmth to cold evenings, and bakes take on a very comforting role (for me at least!). Here’s a twist on a classic madeira loaf, sure to bring comfort on an autumn night in.
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Maple & Pecan Bars

Maple & Pecan Bars C

I can’t enough of the flavour of maple syrup, sweet and rich and just plain tasty. I can’t do maple and bacon though – no, no, no. Maple and pecan however, now we’re talking. These bars are great for packed lunches, picnic lunches and ‘snacks-before-lunch’es because they are easy to make, not very fragile and keep well too. Try adding 30g chopped pecans to the shortbread topping (at the stage before pressing into a ball) for even more nuttiness!
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Orange & Rosemary Cake

Orange & Rosemary Cake A

The thing I love most about this cake is the texture. Not quite a frangipane, not quite a sponge, the balance of ground almonds and self-raising flour gives this cake a magical quality. Indulgent yet light and bursting with fresh flavour. This cake is lovely as a little afternoon treat and also a great way to round off a meal. I recommend serving it with a segment of orange and a small sprig of rosemary to garnish a dollop mascarpone.
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