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Here at Kitchen Garden we love to bake the fruits of our labours into a lovely bit of cake. Check out the tasty ideas below, or get adventurous with a fruit and veg cake like the Courgette & Lemon Cake made by Anna Pettigrew.
With beet, winter squash and damsons on the menu, Anna Pettigrew’s latest culinary creations will certainly get those taste buds tingling
Crumbles make some of the best puddings – not only are they easy to make, they are so accommodating in terms of the fillings you can use. If you are short of plums, pop some berries in and you…
A fabulous dish to serve up at the weekend. You can use blackcurrants or raspberries too, if you prefer.
SERVES 6 | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes
• 225g/8oz plain flour
• 1tbsp baking powder
• 1tsp caster sugar
• pinch of salt
• 2 large eggs, beaten
• 1tsp vanilla extract
• 100g/3½oz dairy-free yogurt…
A definitive recipe for the perfect apple pie with scrumptious South African Golden Delicious & Granny Smith apples for a fabulous flavour.
Preparation: 30 minutes | Cooking: 30 minutes
For the pastry:
350g plain white flour
Pinch of salt
2tbsp icing sugar
175g chilled butter, cut into pieces
2tbsp beaten egg (reserve the remainder)
4tbsp chilled water
This deceptively light bake is a delicious use of winter parsnips, and makes a great
alternative to the traditional Christmas cake.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
• 175ml/6fl oz oil, plus extra for greasing
• 3 large eggs
• 170g/6oz sugar
• 280g/10oz self-raising flour
• ½ tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp bicarb
This traditional loaf recipe has been updated to incorporate seasonal fruit and a crunchy crumble topping.
Ingredients (makes 12 slices)
250g (9oz) self-raising flour
175g (6oz) light soft brown sugar
175g (6oz) butter or margarine
1 dessert apple, peeled, cored and grated
Zest of 1 orange, grated
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
175g (6oz) blackberries…
A quick and easy loaf cake to throw together on a whim! Serve it on its own with a cup of tea, or warm with a little ice cream.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
• 200g (7oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
• 100g (4oz) caster sugar
• 100g (4oz) soft dark brown sugar
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