Baking

By popular demand: Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake

 

We get many requests, but one of our most requested recipes is the Yogurt Cake from an early Dairy Diary.

It’s yummy, but I think its appeal is down to its simplicity. It’s incredibly quick to make. Give it a try, you won’t believe how speedy it is.

 

Plus 2 delicious and moist fruit loaves

 

 

One of my particular favourite loaf cakes is this Pineapple, Coconut & Fruit Loaf.

It’s moist with the addition of pineapple juice but also has a slight crunch thanks to the coconut. Delicious!

 

 

Then there’s this Plum Bread from the Around Britain cookbook.

It’s a classic from Lincolnshire, adapted from a recipe created at The George at Stamford.

 

Top tip: I always use a ready-made loaf tin liner before I begin. It saves a lot of faff lining the tin and makes the cake really easy to lift out.

 

Yogurt Cake

Pineapple, Coconut & Fruit Loaf

Lincolnshire Plum Bread

 


 

Around Britain CookbookAround Britain cookbook

For more delicious regional bakes, plus mains and starters and more, take a look at our fabulous Around Britain cookbook, available now.

 

Keep safe and well everyone.

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Our Top 5 Chocolate Recipes

Top 5 Chocolate Recipes

Who invented chocolate?

 

Thank goodness for the Aztecs, the Spanish, the Dutch, Mr Fry and Mr Cadbury! Without them, the world may well be devoid of chocolate; quite unthinkable.

Find out more about how our favourite treat came to be here… History of Chocolate.

And as an extra special treat – well it is World Chocolate Day tomorrow – we’re sharing our favourite chocolate recipes with you.

Enjoy!

 


 

Our Top 5 Chocolate Recipes

 

Our Top 5 Chocolate Recipes

 

No-Bake Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake

Speedy Chocolate Sponge Puddings

These mouthwatering recipes are taken from the Dairy Diary.

 


 

No-Bake Choc SquaresJust For One Or Two

Chocolate Fudgey Cake

These recipes are taken from our cookbook, Just for One of Two, which is packed full of recipes perfect for those cooking for just one, or a couple of people.

 

 


 

Chocolate Whisky Cake

Around Britain cookbookAnd this gorgeous Scottish cake features in Around Britain, a gorgeous book, which tours the nation introducing us to gastronomic delights from each region, all simple to make and delicious.

 

 

 

 


Keep safe and well everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

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What Can You Freeze? Plus 3 ‘Eat & Freeze” Recipes

How to freeze food

What Can You Freeze?

 

As we need to minimise the number of times that we go out to shop, cooking several meals at once (or batch cooking) is a really good idea.

You can also freeze many ingredients to extend their shelf life.

See our useful freezing guide here.

 


 

3 Fabulous ‘Eat & Freeze” Recipes

These three scrummy recipes can be frozen; each gives specific instructions on how to freeze and defrost.

 

Golden Topped Fish Pie

Golden-Topped Fish Pies

These little pots of deliciousness give a modern twist to a traditional fish pie with a creamy sweet potato topping.

 

Moroccan Mince

Moroccan Mince

If you’re looking for comfort food (and we all need some comfort at the moment), look no further. This minced beef dish is packed full of sweet spices, vegetables and pulses. It’s really versatile as you can serve it with couscous, rice or in a wrap.

 

Ginger & Prune Scones

Ginger & Prune Scones

These gorgeous scones can be served warm after just an hour defrosting.

 


SAVE 20%

Just For One Or TwoThere is a whole ‘Eat & Freeze’ chapter in our Just for One or Two cookbook, which now has 20 per cent off!

Use code ONETWOAPRIL and you’ll get the book for just £6.60!

 

 

 

 

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British Regional Specialities

Around Britain regional food guides

Discover new regional dishes

 

For such a small country we have a wealth of different regional dishes. You can read about your region (and others) in our Regional Food Guides.

I’m originally from Stoke-on-Trent, where the most famous regional treat is the Staffordshire oatcake. Sadly, I can’t share the recipe as it’s a closely guarded secret and recipes can be sold for thousands! However, if you ever visit the region, an oatcake, filled with cheese and griddled until crisp is perfect for a Saturday brunch with a cup of tea.

What’s your favourite local dish? We would love to hear about other regional foods.
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A recipe from Western England that I can share is this gorgeous Malvern Cherry Cake. Malvern, in Worcestershire, is famous for its mineral water, for being the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar and for this light Madeira-style cake.

I only recently discovered this area of the country but what a find, it’s beautiful. From the Malvern Hills you can enjoy glorious 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside – I highly recommend a visit after this challenging period is over and we are able to travel again.

 

Malvern Cherry Cake

Malvern Cherry Cake

RECIPE

 


 

Around Britain CookbookFor recipes that celebrate all our glorious regions of Great Britain treat yourself to our cookbook; Around Britain.

Use the code ABMARCH for a 20% discount!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St Patrick’s Day: Stout Soda Bread

Guinness Soda Bread

How to Bake Bread in under 1 Hour!

 

Yes really! Soda bread can be ready in just 50 minutes.

The inclusion of bicarbonate of soda, creates some magical alchemy, meaning no proving or kneading is necessary.

The native Americans used a natural type of soda found in tree ash to create the original soda bread, but it wasn’t until the Irish adopted this approach that it became known worldwide.

Irish Soda Bread was first created in the late 1830s, when the first iteration of baking soda—or bicarbonate soda—was introduced to the UK.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with ‘the craic’ and a chunk of this delicious soda bread, which includes buttermilk and stout as well as soda.

Stout Soda Bread

RECIPE

 

Go on; challenge yourself to make bread in under an hour!

 

Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone.

 

 

 

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