Recipes at Tea and Cake for the Soul

I could pretend to be the perfect hostess and housewife and impress you with my culinary delights, but the truth is I just like cake, and only when there is cake involved am I prepared to spend lots of time in the kitchen! Here are links to all the recipes that I have posted so far on Tea … Continue reading Recipes at Tea and Cake for the Soul

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Home Made Vegetable Curry Recipe

This week is National Curry Week, set up by Peter Grove in 1998 to celebrate the Indian restaurant business and raise money for charity. I come from an age where takeaways were a rare treat, fish and chips now and then, but anything else was almost unheard of. A once a year Vesta Curry was considered exotic … Continue reading Home Made Vegetable Curry Recipe

Halloween Pumpkin Muffins & Cake Recipe

We normally associate pumpkins with carving out for decoration for Halloween night but they are such a great baking ingredient for both savoury and sweet dishes. They are so cheap to buy in the supermarkets* so why not have a go at making this scrummy Halloween Pumpkin cake or some muffins. The muffins freeze well … Continue reading Halloween Pumpkin Muffins & Cake Recipe

Giant Halloween Pumpkin Cookies and Roasted Seeds Recipes

I found an American recipe for Giant Halloween Pumpkin Cookies last year but it was all in cup sizes. Rather than mess about trying to convert, I found that you could buy the measuring cups very cheaply in large supermarkets. And don't go throwing away the seeds when you carve your Halloween pumpkins, they are … Continue reading Giant Halloween Pumpkin Cookies and Roasted Seeds Recipes

Apple Cake Recipe for Apple Day

Have you heard of World Apple Day? I thought there's no better way to celebrate it than by sharing this apple cake recipe with you and remind you of a few other easy Autumnal puddings and cakes made with the humble apple.  This is a lovely stodgy pudding type cake which is nice to eat … Continue reading Apple Cake Recipe for Apple Day

Dairy & Gluten Free Fruity Flapjacks

Here's an alternative to standard flapjacks to try for National Baking Week 2018, made from an assortment of dried and fresh fruits: pear, orange, apricots, cranberries, and dates. As they are made from oats, this recipe is gluten free and can easily be made dairy free by substituting butter with a dairy free spread. Ingredients: … Continue reading Dairy & Gluten Free Fruity Flapjacks

Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

I originally posted this for Chocolate Week but as it's also known as Christmas Crack I thought it was too good not to share this recipe for Chocolate Saltine Toffee again. We recently went to a lovely wedding held at the magical Enchanted Oaks in California. The family has bakers and chefs on both sides … Continue reading Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe