Homemade Carrot, Walnut & Cranberry Loaf

To the trusty loaf tin I return, oh how I have missed thee! (Sorry, been reading Robyn Young’s Insurrection and feeling suitably theatrical), I’ve been making a lot of muffins and cookies lately and wanted to get back to a nice loaf cake, plus I had a real hankering for some carrot cake. I had visions of icing the cake, but it seriously doesn’t need it as it is gorgeously moist and delicious all on it’s own, fling in the cranberries and you have a ruby jewel effect which looks so wintry and comforting, especially accompanied with a cup of […]

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Orange & Cranberry Scones, perfect for afternoon tea.

I think I may have slightly overdone it at the gym today, I stared off with a Sh’Bam class then took myself off for a solo half hour on the spin bike, then decided that I should try out the Zuzana Light workout that I saw on facebook yesterday and now I think I’m broken! I was doing fabulously well, felt great after the workout and now, well, now my legs have taken on a personality of their own and are not at all happy with me! But it was great and I feel great too. I was doing all […]

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Cranberry, Pineapple & Chocolate Chip Loaf

I had a notion the other day to make some kind of sweet loaf, so I went hunting in my kitchen for my loaf tin only to find it at the back of a cupboard all rusted, boo! I don’t think I’ve actually used it in almost a year, so it was a mad dash to the shops to find another loaf tin, which was good in a way as I got a really nice tin that was smaller than my previous one which suits my needs better, so I can see me using it quite a bit, especially after […]

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Simple Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

I just love the zesty taste that cranberries give cakes and cookies, it’s fabulous, I’ve been stocking up on them as I’m contemplating some kind of Christmas Cake (It’s about now you have to start thinking of making Christmas Cakes isn’t it?) and I think these would be a great addition to the dried fruit combo. I seem to have moved away from making full cakes and tend to keep baking muffins, I think it’s because they are just so easy to make, store and the portion sizes are just right, that’s not to say I won’t have a crazy […]

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Cranberry & Pistachio Chocolate Cookies

Weekend baking starts here and I’ve gone cookie mad! I bought some dried cranberries that just seem to go so well in cakes, cookies and muffins, so I might just have to stock up on them as they are handy to have in. If you don’t have cranberries, just sub them for whatever dried fruits you have in, raisins, dates, apricots etc and the same with the pistachios, sub them for walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds. Just use what you’ve got in the cupboard really. I also managed to find some cacao powder (not cocoa, but cacao) wasn’t as expensive as I […]

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