If you like cinnamon, then snickerdoodles are the biscuits for you. Isn’t the name fabulous? For those not in the know, they’re a popular American classic: buttery balls of dough that are rolled in cinnamon sugar just before baking. These spelt snickerdoodles are made with wholemeal spelt flour and produce a delightful soft and chewy cookie.
Do you like the idea of making homemade hot cross buns? I do and sometimes I actually manage it. Yeasted buns need a bit of planning and a fair amount of time. Most years, I find it’s Good Friday before I know what’s going on. These hot cross bun pancakes have all of the flavour without the hassle and are ideal for Easter breakfast, brunch or tea. Plus, as it’s Easter, you can serve them with my easy chocolate sauce.
Rock cakes are a traditional British bake and they are one of the easiest to make. These sultana and prune rock cakes are a variation of the classic bake, but you can use whatever dried fruit you like. You’ll also find tips on how to make fresh apple rock cakes.
This lemon caraway seed cake recipe is a riff from a Rachel Roddy recipe I spotted in the Guardian. I thought a version of it would be perfect for an upcoming visit from two of my aunts last summer.
These vegan peanut butter banana muffins are so quick and easy to make that they’re the perfect bake for when you’re in a hurry or unexpected guests arrive. All but the bananas are store cupboard ingredients. Not only are these muffins super delicious, but they’re made with wholemeal spelt flour and are vegan too. As a bonus, you’ll also find a gluten-free almond butter version later in the post.
We’re well into December now and I’m happy to say, the festive season is upon us. If you’re hosting, I have the most delicious mushroom & chestnut vegetarian sausage rolls to help your party go with a swing. Or if you’re invited out and need a dish to take along, these will do the job perfectly.
I’ve had the most horrible cold and it’s gone on for nearly two weeks now. As a result, my body has been craving healing foods. Ginger is a wonderful spice for alleviating soar throats and general bunged upness. Earlier this week, with Bonfire Night fast approaching, my thoughts inevitably turned to gingerbread. The result of my deliberations were these little sticky ginger apple cakes. Oh my days, they are good – super sticky and gloriously gingery.
These apple cider scones are made with wholemeal spelt flour and flavoured with cinnamon. They are light, flavoursome and make for a great Sunday breakfast or teatime treat when spread with butter.
This spinach cake flavoured with lemon is a super simple version of le gâteau vert or green cake and it tastes delicious. The batter is made with spinach puree and the icing is coloured with spinach too. It’s filled with lemon ricotta and topped with pistachios. Perfect for afternoon tea or a summer garden party.
Easy to make, light and thoroughly delicious, these antioxidant rich matcha tea spelt scones include kefir to help with the rise and a little honey for sweetness.