Jaffa drizzle cake

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Try my recipe for this Jaffa drizzle loaf cake, it’s refreshing and just so tasty! It’s a bit different, but the flavour will impress your guests.

It’s simple to make and perfect to enjoy as a summer afternoon treat.
200g caster sugar
150g unsalted butter
200g self raising flour
2tbsp milk
3 medium eggs
1 orange zest and juice
The juice of 2 oranges
60g caster sugar
Preheat oven 180c/fan 160c/ gas4
Step1) Line a loaf tin with baking parchment, then in a bowl cream together the sugar and butter until smooth. Add it the eggs one by one, beating as you go, then sift in the flour, and finally add the orange zest and juice and mix well to combine.
Step2) Pour the mixture evenly into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes or until risen and golden and when a folk inserted comes clean.
Step3) In a bowl mix together the juice of the two oranges and the sugar to form a drizzle, then folk holes in the top of the loaf and generously pour the drizzle mix over the cake and leave to set. Once set the cake is ready to serve, or you can drizzle chocolate over to decorate like I did in the picture above. Hope you enjoy!

Cranberry and white chocolate flapjacks

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The perfect naughty snack.

 Looking for a guilty indulgent snack? Then look no further. Try my recipe for these cranberry flapjacks with white chocolate drizzle!

250g porridge oats
125g brown sugar
125g unsalted butter
4tbs golden syrup
50g dried cranberries
60g white chocolate (milky bar)

Preheat oven to 150c/300f/gas2
Step1) Heat the butter and sugar in a pan over a low heat, stirring continuously. Then add the golden syrup and take off the heat.

2) Mix the oats and cranberries into the mixture until well combined. Then pour into a buttered tin and flatten out, bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

3) Take out of the oven and let them cool, once cooled cut into squares. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water on low heat and drizzle over the top of the flapjacks to finish.

Millionaires shortbread

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Try this delightful little treats, great for an indulgent snack.

It’s a pretty simple recipe to follow, so let me know how it goes!
For the shortbread-
170g plain flour
30g corn flour
50g golden caster sugar
150g unsalted butter
230g golden caster sugar
150ml double cream
30g butter
200g milk chocolate, or dark of preferred
100g white chocolate (milky bar)
50g unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 140c/gas 3 160c/fan
Step1) Line a tin with baking parchment and set aside. To make the shortbread, cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, then slowly pour on the flours until a dough consistency. Press the dough into the lined tin and set in the fridge for 15minutes.
Step2) Then place into the oven for 35minutes, or until slightly golden. Once ready, take out of the oven and set aside to cool.
Step3) In a pan for the caramel mix together the cream, butter and sugar until well combined, then leave to bubble and boil for 3 minutes until thick.

Step4) Once the shortbread has cooled, pour an even layer of caramel over and place on the fridge to set for 20 minutes, meanwhile prepare the chocolate.
Step5) Melt the milk chocolate over a bowl of simmering water with the butter then again spread an even later of chocolate over the caramel and set in the fridge. Then melt the milk chocolate and drizzle over the top to finished. Just leave to set completely and cut into squares and enjoy!

Littlehurst garden centre farmers market

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The Littlehurst nursery and garden centre, host a farmers market with a range of different stalls, offering lots of fresh produce and foods, it only started a few months ago with the hope of being able to make it a regular occasion and so far they have been a succsess.

There have some lovely stalls, including cakes, a range of different meats, pies, breads, Indian treats, eggs and cheese. Everyone was incredibly friendly and chatty, handing out lots of yummy samples for people to taste.
So head down to the farmers market to buy some great food and follow Littlehurst nursery and garden centre on Facebook for updates!


Butter and cream cakes

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Butter and cream cakes is a delightful little cake shop in Milford. After running a market stall in Guildford city centre, they were then able to open their own shop along with carrying on at the market. They offer a range of different cakes, from cupcakes and celebratory cakes, with a exciting assortment of flavours and decoration and might I add, they taste delicious!

So, if you’re in the surrey area then I recommend you pop in for a visit and buy a box of their mini cupcakes! (my personal favourite)
Visit their website- http://www.butterandcream.co.uk/cupcakes/

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Astley book farm

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Take a visit to this lovely little cafe at Astley Book Farm, just in Warwickshire. It’s the cutest place, with a vintage feel and cosy atmosphere, including an exciting library of books to suit every reader. And if you have some spare books lying around, then take them down and you might get some money for them!

book farm cafe

I tried their carrot cake, which was delightful, they sell a range of coffees, cakes and sandwiches and even have homemade jams, curds and chutneys on sale in store.

Friendly staff, great service and delicious food! I highly recommend a visit.

Astley Lane, Bedworth
CV12 0NE