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Raspberry, cardamom and almond cake recipe

Raspberry, cardamom and almond cake

Even the children were impressed by this unusual summer cake! The cardamom is distinctive without overwhelming the lovely summer flavours of raspberries and almonds. I admit, I took a couple of shortcuts here. All hail to the master bakers who grind up their almonds and seed their own cardamom pods. I’m afraid I considered this […]

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Raspberry and white chocolate blondies

Blondies are like a butterscotchy cousin of the brownie, and the sweet/tart combination of raspberries and white chocolate are a delicious addition.

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Strawberry bakewell tart recipe

Strawberry bakewell tart

Nadiya Hussain freshens up the traditional bakewell tart by adding fresh strawberries, with this light and delicious strawberry tart.

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Raspberry coconut macaroons

Raspberry coconut macaroons

Sometimes a recipe will come along that looks too easy to be interesting. These raspberry coconut macaroons – with just a few ingredients and taking about 15 mins to prep – definitely made me wonder whether they’d be a little bland. But in Smitten Kitchen I trust. She has a wonderful knack of pairing flavours […]

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Summer fruit crumble

Summer fruit crumble

It seems that nearly any fruit is improved when you cover it in a layer of crunchy, buttery crumble. Strawberries are no exception – particularly if you add a few raspberries and blackcurrants to give it a kick. Strawberries are so sweet when in season that you don’t need to add any extra sugar to […]

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Easy gooseberry fool

Gooseberry fool

There are a few versions of this quintessentially English dessert knocking about. This recipe is a cheats delight: ready-made custard means you can whip it up in minutes without compromising on flavour. Don’t be tempted to add extra sugar – it’s delicious exactly because of the contrast between the sharp gooseberries and creamy custard. If […]

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Summer berry breakfast jars

Strawberries and raspberries work really well together and the addition of the redcurrants, makes this breakfast a delicious – and portable – start to the morning. Recipe by Lindsey Fosker from Eat Unique. The good thing about preparing food in a jar is they are portable, so perfect for breakfast on the go. I normally make up […]

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Strawberry crumble crisp

Strawberry crumble crisp

There was a time when the only crumble I’d consider was made with gooseberries or rhubarb. Any other recipe didn’t promise that winning combination of sweet crumble topping and tart fruit base. But then a couple of desserts crossed my path that set me questioning this crumbly absolute. First: a California pie shop woo-ed me […]

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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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Blackcurrant gooseberry crumble

Blackcurrant and gooseberry crumble

We’re are big fans of crumble but any variations usually happen in the crumble layer. This time, we livened up our gooseberry crumble classic by adding blackcurrants. I’m pleased to report it’s a match made in heaven. We’re nearly always too busy with the start of the season to make crumble with green gooseberries, so […]

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