Rather than post a new recipe this week, here’s a round-up of a few recipes which are ideal for Easter and/or to celebrate the arrival of spring.
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These lemon drizzle cupcakes are light and fluffy while also moist and tangy. They’re just about perfect and very easy to make.
I adapted the recipe from Mary Berry’s lemon drizzle traybake recipe. So if you want to make a bigger cake, you might want to take a look at Mary’s original recipe.
For the glaze
I’m not going to lie to you, these aren’t the easiest things to make. Putting together the ingredients is simple, it’s the baking stage where things get tricky. Make sure you have plenty of greaseproof baking paper ready, cut into sheets the size of your baking trays.
That said, the end result it worth the effort. The lattice structure looks impressive, but it develops in the oven. All you have to do is drop balls of the mixture onto a baking tray… chemistry does the rest!
Ingredients (makes approx. 40 chocolate hazelnut snaps): Continue reading
I found this recipe for chocolate and vanilla marble cake here, on Pretty. Simple. Sweet (thank you!). The pictures over there are a heck of a lot better than mine! It’s been dark and gloomy round these parts recently, which doesn’t make for good photos.
I used a loaf tin, but there’s no reason you couldn’t use another shape of baking tin.
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Still avoiding chocolate in the post-festive period, this week I’ve made easy lemon cupcakes. These are so simple to make using the most basic of sponge recipes plus some lemon zest. The buttercream swirl helps to make them a little more exciting! Perfect for every occasion from afternoon tea to the school bake sale. Wait! There’s more. Click for the recipe and more lovely pics!
Guessing that a lot of my readers may have consumed more than enough chocolate over the festive season (although that could just be me!), I went on an internet hunt for cake recipes which were “light”. And by light I don’t mean low calorie, but rather “refreshing” or “not sickly”. I came across the original recipe for this pound cake here, on Fine Cooking. I just converted the weights of the ingredients and made another couple of small tweaks.
If this is the first time you’ve heard of pound cake, it’s a close-textured, rich, moist sponge. This cake has a long baking time, but it’s worth it.
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Counting down to the most popular…
5. Shredded Wheat chocolate nests – with golden syrup and mini eggs!
Because single chocolate muffins just don’t sound as good!
I got the original recipe from an old copy of Sainsbury’s magazine. I used dark chocolate chunks, but you can use a mixture of dark and milk or just milk if you prefer. I also simplified the recipe slightly, just mixing all the chocolate into the other ingredients in one go, rather than adding pieces in an additional final step before putting the mixture in the oven – anything to make things easier!
A delicious loaf cake with a moist raspberry centre.
Yet another recipe from my Mum’s folder of clippings from various magazines. Unfortunately, there’s nothing on the cutting to say which magazine this came from – sorry! I made a couple of changes to the given method and was pleased with the results 🙂
I got this recipe from my trusty book: Sweet and Savoury bites by Jane Price.