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Wild Blackcurrant Loaf Cake

Wild Blackcurrant Loaf Cake C

Wild blackcurrant conserve is the reason for this recipe. It’s an ingredient I’ve used before and upon using it again I knew just the cake! Loaf cakes speak of generosity and plenty in a homely way compared to, say, a layer cake and with a coat of frosting can be just as elegant. The conserve lends a vibrant pink hue without the need for food colouring – and did I mention the taste?
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Raspberry & Rose Tart

Raspberry & Rose Tart CExtra special if the sun is out and equally delightful if it’s not, this combination of raspberries and rose makes for one tasty dessert. I’ve filled this tart with pastry cream, which is one of my favourites and is incredibly versatile when it comes to flavours! The tart maison shape can only mean sharing, so cook up a feast and bring this out to round off the meal.
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Blackcurrant & Vanilla Swirl Cake

Blackcurrant & Vanilla B

This is a recipe I shall never cease using: it’s simple to do and highly interchangeable. I first did it using strawberry jam and star anise to flavour, and I’ll be sure to do it again using different flavours, perhaps blueberry conserve and lemon zest or damson plum conserve and ginger. Just pick a preserve you like and a flavour to pair it with and you can make up your own wonderful combinations!
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Apple & Blackberry Frangipane Tart

Following on from my first demo at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College I was invited back for another. This time demonstrating a seasonal recipe using the quintessential winter combination: apples and blackberries. I love the structure of this tart; crisp pastry base, spread with sweet fruit jam, topped with moist frangipane and decorated with caramelised apple slices. You don’t have to make the jam, especially if you’re strapped for time, but it does add a really nice touch! The students and teachers enjoyed it alike, now what to make for next time? Click here for the recipe