fruit and nut flapjack

Fruit and Nut Flapjack

Often recipes claim that flapjacks are a healthy snack. This is a tad misleading. While they are packed with healthy oats, they are also a haven for vast quantities of butter and sugar. They have their place though. Their portability makes them a great snack to take on a day out walking or in the…

Yorkshire Parkin

One thing I always remember eating during autumn as a child was Yorkshire Parkin. Or just Parkin where I grew up in … er Yorkshire. These days, it is a particular favourite on Bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes night. Originally, Parkin was a celebratory cake eaten at winter festivals; a custom which probably originated with…

Pumpkin and walnut bread

Pumpkin and Walnut Bread

I know that this is perhaps more of an autumn dessert, but I decided to make it this weekend because hubby was away at a thing, and I was at a loose end. Plus, I still had a couple of cans of pumpkin purée left from my last order. I confess I couldn’t wait for…

Dutch Apple Cake

I bought some Pink Lady apples recently, and they were so pretty I knew I just had to use them to create a dessert for this weekend that would do justice to their beautifully sweet and juicy flesh. This recipe is a slight twist on a traditional Dutch Apple Cake because I substituted some of…