Category Archives: Elevenses

Malibu Banana Cake with Peanut Frangipan – For Petra

Malibu Banana Cake with Peanut Frangipan – For Petra Now That’s what I call a cake….. Petra is back today, so to celebrate I made her one of her favourites, Banana Cake. (This is a version of another banana cake … Continue reading

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Superjam and Almond Butter – Breakfast

Superjam and Almond Butter…. and toasted pitta……. Superjam really is a superjam. You also have to imagine it said with an Edinburgh accent as that of it’s creator, Fraser Doherty. Fraser started out selling jam door to door when he was … Continue reading

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Almond Butter, Roast nuts in salad and Mr McGee

Almond Butter I hunted for some almonds in my box of nuts, (usually an odd selection of bits and pieces, lying back waiting to be used.) and found 100 g whole blanched (meaning skinned) almonds and about 85 g of … Continue reading

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Honey Roast Peanut Butter (Homemade) and Guava Paste

Freshly made peanut butter is wonderful. Because I’d bought a big bag of peanuts from cooking all this asian food, I thought to make homemade peanut butter…….IT IS EASY! So easy……..My peanuts were little red peanuts still with their skin … Continue reading

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I never said I would only ever just eat salad for breakfast……

Did I say detox…..After a night up til 3 am chatting and drinking a lot of chilled white wine with my brother Andy and wife Angie, Angie’s suggestion that she would make a fry up for us, I was like, … Continue reading

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Lemon Posset and Mexican Sugar Shortbread

Lemon Posset Lemons are in season and this is one of the simplest, creamy divine puds. With just three ingredients in total, it sets just by the acid reaction in the cream, no gelatine and no eggs. So you just … Continue reading

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Banana Cake with Frangipan Topping

A truly delicious banana cake….. For the Cake……sultanas, rum………..100 g sultanas or raisins 75 ml dark rum 175 g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch salt 125 g unsalted butter, softened 150 g dark … Continue reading

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Boiled Fruit Cake

This was for Lou’s mum. X Jane’s Boiled Fruit Cake This is a version of my sister Jane’s Boiled Fruit Cake. It’s really easy, really moist and really, really delicious. 250 g butter 500 g mixed fruit (see note below) … Continue reading

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