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Odlums Banana Tea Bread


225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour 1/2 teaspoon Mixed Spice 125g/4oz Margarine or Butter 50g/2oz Shamrock Mixed Peel 50g/2oz Shamrock Sultanas 50g/2oz Shamrock Chopped Walnuts 450g/1lb Bananas 1 tablespoon Rowse Honey (runny) 2 Eggs (beaten) 109 more words


Ginger and Treacle Tray Bake 2.

I baked this tray bake ages ago, and fancied doing it again. However, I tweaked it slightly this time and it still tastes yummy. This time round, I added some extra amounts of spices, and included another spice. 396 more words



This one is for ginger lovers.  As it says, it’s deliciously moist, especially when left for a day before serving.

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Spiced Mini Bundts

I’m fairly sure I’m losing my mind. Things keep getting done without me doing them. In a not very reassuring way. I was thinking I should take the pineapple out of the fridge and then the next time I’m in the kitchen, the pineapple is out. 597 more words


Tropical Easter Simnel cake recipe with Guinness (or rum) and why are there eleven balls?

This is a fruitcake with marzipan and a history.  It’s sweet and delicious.  The layer of marzipan in the middle melts when baking and contributes to making this fruticake incredibly moist.  1,436 more words


Dark Chocolate and Apricot Buns - add a cross and they're good for Easter too!

As it gets closer to Easter I find myself more and more inclined to both eat and bake buns. In the UK, like many other places, we have hot cross buns at Easter: spiced buns with a pastry cross on top traditionally made with mixed spice, currants and mixed peel. 575 more words