Jam Shortbread Biscuits

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of Tesco.com.   Ingredients: 200g plain flour, sifted a little plain flour, for dusting 150g margarine, softened 75g caster sugar ½tsp vanilla extract ½tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g apricot jam  50g icing sugar, for dusting Method: Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line baking trays with nonstick baking paper. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy using a handheld electric whisk….

Raspberry Cheesecake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk.   A no-bake creamy cheesecake recipe, with hints of raspberry and lemon READY IN 12 minutes, plus chilling time COOKING TIME 2 minutes PREP TIME 10 minutes SERVES 8 Ingredients 85g unsalted butter 175g digestive biscuits, crushed 300g full-fat cream cheese 150g Greek yogurt 150ml double cream 2 lemons, zested and juiced 75g caster sugar 225g raspberries 2 tsp icing sugar, to dust Method Line the base of a 20cm loose-bottomed round cake tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the butter in…

Easter Nest Cupcakes

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Try our spectacular nest cupcakes for an Easter baking recipe that’s hard to beat. With two layers of light chocolate sponge, a rich and creamy buttercream icing and a delicate homemade nest topping, these Easter cupcakes really are a work of art.   Ingredients 175g (6oz) butter 175g (6oz) caster sugar 175g (6oz) self-raising flour 50g (2oz) cocoa powder 3 eggs For the buttercream 75g (3oz) Trex…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Perk yourself up with a tasty mouthful of chocolatey goodness during Sports Relief Week. This image and recipe are courtesy of Sportrelief.com   Prep time 15 mins Serving 12-14 energy balls Difficulty Easy Ingredients 1 cup of oats 2 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup organic honey (agave nectar or maple syrup if vegan) 2 Tablespoon of dark chocolate, chopped Method 1. Place the oats, cocoa and dark chocolate in a…

Valentines Stained Glass Window Biscuits

This recipe and image are courtesy of Goodfood.uktv.co.uk Serves: makes 20 biscuits Cook Time: 10 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes Effort: easy Ingredients 150 g butter 60 g caster sugar 60 g soft dark brown sugar 60 g golden syrup 360 g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cinnamon red boiled sweets Method 1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line a baking tray with parchment…

Crunchy Popcorn Cauliflower

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of eatingwell.com.   A crunchy, savoury pretzel-pecan coating turns roasted, caramelised cauliflower into an irresistible appetiser or kids’ snack that mimics flavoured popcorn. Serve this popcorn cauliflower straight from the oven with a dipping sauce and watch these tasty little bites disappear.   Ingredients: 3 ounces pretzel sticks (about 22), broken into pieces ⅓ cup pecans 2 large egg whites 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1…

Easy Maple Syrup Flapjacks

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of Sainburys.co.uk.   Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter, softened 100g pure maple syrup 150g light soft brown sugar 325g porridge oats   Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a 16 x 25cm baking tin with baking parchment Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Stir in the maple syrup and sugar, and simmer until it’s mostly dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the porridge oats….

Mincemeat and Marzipan Slices

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com.   Surprise Santa with a truly festive pie with a difference! These mincemeat and marzipan slices are topped with rich mincemeat, tart cranberries and sweet marzipan stars. You could also serve these slices warm with brandy butter or cream for a delicious dessert on Boxing Day. Ingredients   150g (5oz) butter 300g (10oz) self-raising flour 75g (3oz) caster sugar 2 egg yolks 2-3tbsp cold water 1 x 411g jar…

Make and Mature Christmas Cake

This recipe is provided courtesy of BBCGoodFood.com PREP: 25 MINS COOK: 2 HRS, 10 MINS CUTS INTO 12-15 SLICES Ingredients: 1kg mixed dried fruit (use a mix of raisins, sultanas, currants, cherries, cranberries, prunes or figs) zest and juice of 1 orange zest and juice of 1 lemon 150ml brandy, sherry, whisky or rum, plus extra for feeding 250g pack of  butter, softened 200g light soft brown sugar 175g plain flour 100g ground almond ½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp mixed…

Croissant and Butter Pudding

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.com We all know the classic dessert of bread and butter pudding… but for extra warm wintery indulgence you can’t go past a croissant and butter pudding. The buttery, flaky pastry of the croissants are perfect for soaking up the rich and creamy custard, which we’ve spiked with decadent white chocolate. This is a dessert lovers dream. Ingredients Custard: 500ml Full Cream Milk 500ml Thickened Cream 2 tsp…

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