Caramelized Oranges

Caramelized Oranges

Ingredients: 8 oranges 8 oz (250g) caster sugar 1/2 pint (300 ml) water   Method: 1.    Peel the rind from two oranges very thinly.  Cut into narrow strips and plunge into boiling water for 5 minutes. 2.    Drain and rinse in cold.  Remove the pith and peel from...
Apple Tart

Apple Tart

Ingredients:   7 sheets Filo pastry, thawed 4 apples, cored and quartered 2 oz melted, salted butter Cinnamon or nutmeg Method: 1.    Core the apples, cutting into quarters, leaving the skins on when slicing. 2.    Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.  Line a large...

Treacle Tart

Ingredients:   For the pastry: 8oz (225g) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 4oz (110g) butter, chilled, diced 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten For the filling: 1lb (450g) golden syrup 3oz (85g) fresh breadcrumbs generous pinch ground ginger 1 lemon,...
Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

  Ingredients: 10 oz Currants 8 oz raisins 3 oz sultanas 3 oz cherries 20 oz almonds (chopped) 20 oz ground almonds 2 1/2 oz mixed peel 6 oz soft brown sugar 5 oz butter 7 oz plain flour 1 tablespoon black treacle Rind of 1 orange and lemon 1 teaspoon mixed spice...
Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Ingredients:   4 oz water 4 oz sugar (Just be sure to keep equal amounts of each)   Method:    Bring water to a boil.  Add sugar until completely dissolved.  This should take only 1-2 minutes. 2.    Let mixture cool.  Cover and refrigerate.  It’s that...
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