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Vegan Saffron Buns and The Great Cornish Bake Off

Liskeard Bun

Bread & Buns, Cornish, Vegan | 19th August 2015 | By

Once upon a time, many years ago, back in the 1960s in fact, or possibly the 1970s, reports are a bit vague, the Mayor stopped handing out the Liskeard Bun. This was an annual event when the newly invested mayor of Liskeard would hand out buns wrapped in brown paper bags to the local children. What a lovely tradition. Read on to find out about the Great Cornish Bake Off and how it was rediscovered along with a vegan recipe for Cornish saffron buns.

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Grapefruit and Honey Almond Cake

Bundt, Food Reviews | 14th February 2015 | By

A beautifully textured and delicious bundt cake flavoured with grapefruit and honey and covered in a honeyed grapefruit chocolate glaze. This delicious grapefruit and honey almond cake has a slight crunch from the freshly ground almonds for additional flavour and interest. Plus there’s a bonus recipe for candied peel.

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Cornish Saffron Buns

Bread & Buns, Cornish | 14th March 2014 | By

Saffron with its bright yellow hues and subtle floral and bitter notes is a spice which seems singularly exotic. But it has long been associated with Cornwall. It is said that the Cornish traded with the Phoenicians way back, exchanging tin for saffron and it’s been used here ever since. This may or may not be true, but saffron was a highly popular ingredient in the Middle Ages and saffron crocuses were grown in Bude until the late 19th Century.

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Vegetarian Lardy Cakes aka Liskeardy Cake

Vegetarian Lardy Cake

Bread & Buns, Cornish | 20th October 2013 | By

A delicious vegetarian version of traditional lardy cakes. They contain white chocolate rather than lard which works as a really good substitute. These non-lardy yeasted buns have an additional apple twist, but you can omit this if you’d rather.

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Lime and Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Shards

As soon as I saw the Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook, I knew immediately I wanted to make this Pistachio & Lime Cake for my friend’s upcoming birthday. This is one of Lynn Hill’s own and it is the one that graces the front cover of the book.

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Vinegar Cake – an Egg-Free Fruit Cake

Vinegar Cake

Large Cakes | 24th June 2012 | By

Vinegar in a cake? Well yes, it helps to make this egg-free fruit cake rise in a rather spectacular fashion. The vinegar cake has a nice soft crumb and is pleasantly fruity as well as malty with an unexpected sort of sprightliness about it.

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Simnel Cake with Homemade Marzipan

Simnel Cake

Easter, Large Cakes | 5th April 2012 | By

This luscious simnel cake is a light fruit cake laden with homemade marzipan. As tradition dictates, it has a surprise squidgy layer of marzipan in the middle and a layer on top. It’s then decorated with eleven large balls of the stuff. Less traditionally, the cake contains pieces of chocolate. Scrumptious.

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Sparkling Chocolate Mendiants or Giant Buttons

Sparkling Chocolate Mendiants

Chocolates, Gifts | 18th December 2011 | By

Chocolate gifts for Christmas are always welcome. These sparkling chocolate mendiants are easy to make and impressive. Make them with the recipients favourite chocolate or mix and match as I’ve done in this recipe.

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