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Apricot Buns Flavoured with Vanilla

Apricot Vanilla Buns

Small Cakes | 14th September 2015 | By

A sort of cross between a rock cake and a thumbprint biscuit. These very British non-yeasted apricot buns are made with a mix of wholemeal spelt and freekah flours. They’re flavoured with vanilla and crowned with a spoonful of vanilla apricot jam.

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Blackcurrant Vinegar – Capture the Flavour of Summer

Blackcurrant Vinegar

Gifts, Preserves, Quick Recipes | 27th August 2015 | By

Fruit vinegars make a wonderful addition to many dishes. Vinegar captures the essence of the fruit beautifully reminding us of the season in which it was harvested. This blackcurrant vinegar gives a flavoursome tang to sauces, salads and desserts. It goes particularly well with beetroot. A little poured over simple vanilla ice-cream gives a real wow factor and mixed with water, it makes a refreshing drink.

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Honeyed Fig & Goat’s Cheese Tart with Walnuts & Chocolate Balsamic

Honeyed Fig & Goat's Cheese Tart with Walnuts, Thyme & Chocolate Balsamic

This honeyed fig & goat’s cheese tart with walnuts & thyme is drizzled with homemade spiced chocolate balsamic vinegar. It makes for a great starter or light lunch when you don’t want to spend too much time on preparation. It looks quite impressive and tastes fantastic. You can make it as one large tart, as I have, or cut the pastry into squares or rectangles and serve as individual tarts.

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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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