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Vanilla Custard Sauce (British)

Vanilla Custard Sauce (British)

This sauce is served over steamed puddings, fruit crisps (crumbles), and any dessert that would be enhanced by a creamy vanilla sauce. It's the…

Marlin Rinehart
Mar 2010
Intermediate
4 votes
15023 views
Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

This is the most famous cookie of Scotland. It’s a must to use pure butter. Traditionally, shortbread contains no other flavor. I’ve been making…

Marlin Rinehart
Feb 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
21434 views
Healthy Fruit and Nut bars

Healthy Fruit and Nut bars

Homemade version of Nak'd bars. Easy to make, very versatile. If you love the taste of Nak’d bars, but you’re not so keen on the price, try…

Angie Wilkes
Nov 2017
Intermediate
1 vote
268 views
Travel Gingerbread Cookies

Travel Gingerbread Cookies

Make these soft gingerbread cookies to take on your travels if you suffer from travel sickness - the calming effects that ginger has on the stomach…

Hungry Jenny
Apr 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
4309 views
Sugar and Butter Free Apple Cake

Sugar and Butter Free Apple Cake

Despite having no butter or sugar, this recipe creates a really moist and sweet cake that you don't need to…

Hungry Jenny
Mar 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
4589 views
Butter and Flour Free Chocolate Cake

Butter and Flour Free Chocolate Cake

This contains chickpeas which might sound strange but actually works really well! It doesn't taste particularly…

Hungry Jenny
Mar 2010
Intermediate
10 votes
7219 views
Low Fat Chocolate and Banana Oat Cake

Low Fat Chocolate and Banana Oat Cake

Apart from the sugar (and flour), this can be quite a healthy cake choice. It tastes good too! Stick your…

Hungry Jenny
Apr 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
3328 views
Lorraine Pascale's Let them eat cake, cake

Lorraine Pascale's Let them eat cake, cake

This is recipe from her new book Fast, Fresh and Easy Food, and this cake is quick to make as it follows the…

Bella
Sep 2012
Intermediate
5 votes
22505 views
Bailey's and Mascarpone Cake

Bailey's and Mascarpone Cake

This is a wonderfully moist cake laced with Bailey's Irish cream. You will find it very hard not to eat more than one slice!

Hungry Jenny
Apr 2010
Intermediate
9 votes
3677 views
Lorraine Pascale's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Zebra Cake

Lorraine Pascale's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Zebra Cake

I love making cakes that are a bit different but with cakes I always seem to revert back to my old favourites.…

Bella
Sep 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
18426 views
Polish Apple Cake

Polish Apple Cake

This is made to a recipe given to me by my mother. Stew your fruit first, cool and then add it to the batter. It works perfectly as a tea-time treat…

Ren Behan
Aug 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
3222 views
Dirty Carrot Cake

Dirty Carrot Cake

I made this cake thinking it was going to be pretty healthy, what with the absence of butter and use of sunflower oil instead. But when you eat it,…

Hungry Jenny
May 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
1755 views
Butternut Block Cake

Butternut Block Cake

The softest, moistest, sweetest cake you’ll ever eat… This recipe makes 1 loaf.

Hungry Jenny
Feb 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
1698 views
Soft Pear and Cranberry Squares

Soft Pear and Cranberry Squares

Aside from the egg, this is otherwise dairy-free! Use very ripe pears for best results. This recipe is for a 13 x 8" traybake (32 squares)…

Hungry Jenny
Mar 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
1734 views
Jaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Jaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

This doesn't use butter or sugar - except in the form of peanut butter, chocolate and yogurt! Oh well, at least…

Hungry Jenny
Oct 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
2224 views