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Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Beautifully buttery and crisp shortbread biscuits filled and sandwiched together with softly whipped cream and sliced strawberries. These shortbread sandwiches are a quintessential British summertime treat.

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Gooseberry crumble cake recipe

Gooseberry crumble cake

Why choose between cake and crumble when you can have both?! The fruit in this gooseberry crumble cake really offsets the sweetness. We won’t judge if you serve it with custard. This recipe is adapted from one spotted in Sainsbury’s Magazine. We’ve added a little extra fruit (obvs), and a sprinkling of flaked almonds on […]

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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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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 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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