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Summer berry lemon drizzle cake

Summer berry lemon drizzle cake

Layering vanilla cake with summer fruit berries before baking gives this classic lemon drizzle cake a fresh summer makeover.  I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of fancy recipes lately. It happens sometimes, when my gastronomical ambition runs away with itself, without checking the actual time I have available (see peak-season roster, oops). So I was refreshed […]

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Strawberry sour cream streusel cake sliced

Strawberry sour cream streusel cake

I am tempted to say that this summer delight may well be the best strawberry cake I’ve ever made. A bold claim, I know. And all the other strawberry cakes on this site are bickering amongst themselves about what makes this one so special. Well – here’s my case: sweet and sour: I find strawberries […]

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Roasted strawberry ginger ricotta cheesecake slice

Roasted strawberry and ginger ricotta cheesecake

This roasted strawberry and ginger ricotta cheesecake caught my eye every time I perused the recipe ideas in our Pinterest page. It looked so tempting, and yet perhaps a few too many steps for this busy bee.When a family birthday came along right as the strawberry season started, it was all the excuse I needed […]

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Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars

Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars

These strawberry rhubarb crumble bars combine the delights of a crumble with the very special flavour of strawberry rhubarb pie, into one far-too-easy-to-eat bar.  Strawberries add a wonderful sweetness to the tart rhubarb, which means you can cut down on the sugar needed to enjoy it. Whether that elevates this more-ish snack to ‘healthy’ status is open for […]

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Raspberry dark chocolate brownies

Raspberry dark chocolate brownies

Raspberries add a zesty, fresh edge to these dense, dark chocolate brownies. We’re always looking for new ways to use frozen raspberries through the winter months and this recipe is a proper winter warmer. The frozen raspberries keep their shape better than fresh when you mix them in, the cold fruit makes the brownies cook slower […]

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Blackcurrant and lemon curd cake

Lemon curd and blackcurrant cake

This is a zingy and moist cake, the tart blackcurrants and sweet, creamy lemon curd complementing each other well. I’ve attempted this a couple of times now: the first time, I mistakenly poured all the lemon juice into the mixture instead of reserving it for the drizzle. It wasn’t a complete disaster as it was […]

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Raspberry clafoutis dessert

Raspberry clafoutis

Clafoutis is a rich fruit pancake, baked in the oven and served warm. It’s traditionally made with black cherries and originates from the Limousin area in France. This version of the recipe uses frozen raspberries, so is great for making year-round. The recipe was recommended to us by a customer, Jackie Keeble, as a simple and […]

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Blackcurrant cake

Blackcurrant cake

This is a lovely cake, just as good eaten cold with coffee or served warm as a dessert with ice cream. This recipe also works well with gooseberries – just replace the blackcurrants with the same quantity of gooseberries. Grease an 8” loose-bottomed tin. Heat the oven to 180*C / 375*F / Gas mark 4. Put all ingredients […]

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Raspberry cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake

The creamy cheesecake and soft biscuit base makes a great base for raspberries. The quantities in this recipe make a large cheesecake – the cheesecake in the photo is 8″ diameter and was made with about half the mixture. Preheat the oven 150C / gas mark 2. Melt butter in saucepan gently, without browning. Crush the biscuits […]

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Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

This is a great dinner party dessert – so easy to make but looks and tastes great! The pastry rolls out beautifully, not something I usually find with such a short pastry. You can omit the cream from the cream cheese mix, it spread perfectly well without it. Serves 6. Preparation time 1 hour, cooking time 15-20 minutes. […]

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