Plum & Almond Cake

Plum & Almond Cake

A simple cake to prepare as a teatime treat, and the halved plums ensure everybody gets a fruity slice. There’s so much coming through in the garden now that the kitchen is the place to be with all that fresh fruit and veg to enjoy. This month Anna Pettigrew selects fennel, plum and raspberry to tantalise our summer tastebuds. Preparation…
Blackcurrant Sponge

Blackcurrant Sponge

A delicious and easy one-bowl sponge loaded with juicy blackcurrants SERVES 8 FOR THE SPONGE • 225g (8oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus a little more for greasing the tin • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 4 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten • 225g (8oz) golden caster sugar • 1 tsp vanilla extract FOR THE…
Lentil Stuffed Peppers

Lentil Stuffed Peppers

A quick and easy stuffed pepper recipe, perfect to serve at a barbecue. SERVES 6 • 200g (7oz) red or green lentils • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped • 1 carrot, grated • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped • A handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped • 125ml (4½fl oz) vegetable stock •…
Blackcurrant Ice Cream

Blackcurrant Ice Cream

Three simple ingredients are all that is needed to make this smooth and delicious ice cream made with fresh blackcurrants. SERVES 5-6 • 450g (1lb) blackcurrants • 175g (6oz) sugar • 275ml (10fl oz) double cream 1. Reserve 2-3 tbsp whole blackcurrants, set aside. Place the remaining blackcurrants into a sieve set over a mixing bowl and mash with a…