RECIPES

DIVINE APPLE CAKE

admin / December 15, 2017

DIVINE  APPLE  CAKE If you are fed up with the shop versions, then try David’s divine Dorset Apple Cake bulging with windfall apples. This is a useful way of using up windfall apples. You could also use windfall pears, but the resulting cake would be much sweeter and more bland. Mixing the ingredients separately and then combining in layers, means that you…

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CAKES and SCONES (Low Fat and low Sugar)

admin / December 15, 2017

The Scots are well known for their love of sweet cakes and I am no exception!! Sadly, the high amounts of fat and sugar included in most recipes, makes you feel guilty if you take a second slice of your favourite cake! Yes, I know only too well that they taste delicious but they are not good for you! Rather than…

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RECIPES

BREAD (Beetroot, Carrot & Fennel seed, Cheese & onion, Parsnip & Nutmeg, Tomato & Basil, Winter Squash, Courgette)

admin / December 15, 2017

Beetroot bread This makes a rather unusual coloured bread. Cook the beetroot, remove the skin and allow to cool. Add 1 cup of the grated beetroot to your usual bread ingredients and reduce the added water to compensate for the moisture contained in the beetroot. Carrot and Fennel Seed bread. The carrot gives a subtle flavour and sweetness as well…

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RECIPES

RHUBARB YORKSHIRE PUDDING

admin / December 15, 2017

Rhubarb and Yorkshire pudding is an interesting and traditional combination of two typical Yorkshire products. It is simple to make, provided you know how to make a good Yorkshire Pudding. It is fascinating to see the batter rise up the sides of the container to form the outer crust, while it is cooking. Use a heatproof dish, such as a 20…

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RECIPES

PUMPKIN STUFFED WITH FRUIT AND NUTS

admin / December 15, 2017

A simple, quickly prepared sweet which looks absolutely stunning on the plate! First, choose your pumpkin. One of the small, ornamental pumpkins will give the best results. The pumpkin used in the photos was Sweet Lightning F1. Ingredients for a pumpkin stuffed with fruit and nuts. Choose a sweet pumpkin about 10 to 15 cm in diameter. While the photos show one…

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RECIPES

LOW FAT, REDUCED SUGAR, PUMPKIN PIE

admin / December 15, 2017

Pumpkin pie is a North American classic desert pie made with the flesh of pumpkins or the culinary Winter squashes with their sweeter and more tasty flesh. Canned pumpkin flesh made with sweet butternut Winter Squash, is readily available in North America. In the UK you will probably have to use a real squash and prepare and cook the flesh as described…

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RECIPES

FRUIT JELLY

admin / December 15, 2017

This recipe is very useful for using up the fruit juice from your second quality, “pippy” fruit, such as Raspberries, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Blackberries. Prepare the fruit juice by placing the fruit with a little water in a stainless steel pan, bring up to the boil to kill off any bacteria, and simmer for 5 mins or until the fruit is soft.…

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RECIPES

FRUIT FOOLS Low fat and low sugar.

admin / December 15, 2017

Fruit fools are one of the wonders of the pudding race, quite easy to make but they are traditionally rather heavy on the saturated fat content, contained in the whipped cream component of the fruit fool. Gooseberry fool is the classic fruit fool, but of course they can be made with a variety of fruits as described later. My experiments have produced…

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RECIPES

LOW FAT FRUIT CRUMBLE (Apple, Pear, Blackcurrant, Gooseberry, Josterberry, Rhubarb, etc.

admin / December 15, 2017

Fruit crumbles are basically a fruit based pudding with a topping made with a crisp, crumbly type mixture. You can use any fruits that you have to hand, either fresh or defrosted from your freezer. It is possible to use combinations of fruits, such as apple and blackcurrants or blackberries. Blackcurrants and josterberries are too strong tasting when used alone, but…

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