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Fairtrade Coffee & Walnut Mini-Sponges

Fairtrade Coffee & Walnut Mini-Sponges

This recipe was created by our Liberation Bakes 2017 winner Chris Hunt, congratulations Chris! “I love the combination of coffee and walnuts for a cake. Both products are fair trade which is a bonus. If I use the best quality ingredients, I know that this bake will be consistently good and I can confidently serve it knowing that it tastes great.”   Ingredients: 150g best quality butter (I used French) 100g golden caster sugar 50g light brown sugar 3 medium eggs beaten 2 tsp boiling water 3tsp fair trade instant coffee 150g SR flour pinch of salt 50g fair trade walnuts, chopped and 12 for topping   Buttercream: 150g butter at room temp 300g icing sugar 3 tsp fair trade instant coffee 2 tsp boiling water   Method: You will nee a 12 hole tin for individual sponge cakes. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Cream the butter and sugars together until pale and light. I used a food processor for about 11 minutes. Gradually add the beaten eggs. Make up the coffee with the water and add to the mixture. Sift the flour and salt into the bowl, then the chopped walnuts and fold them in carefully. Divide the mixture into the 12 tin holes Bake for about 15 minutes until golden and well risen. Test with a skewer to make sure they are cooked. Do not overcook as you will spoil them. Allow to cool and then divide into halves. Make buttercream by beating the butter and icing sugar together. Add the coffee mixture and mix. To form a nice soft paste. I halved the buttercream and...
Nutty Toffee Apples

Nutty Toffee Apples

This nutty toffee apples recipe originally featured on BBC Food. Studded with crunchy nuts, these grown-up toffee apples work well for a Halloween or Bonfire Night party recipe.   Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: Makes 6   Ingredients 6 Cox apples 6 small wooden ice lolly sticks 225g/8oz granulated sugar 110ml/4fl oz water 30g/1oz butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 4 tbsp finely chopped mixed nuts   Method Push the wooden sticks halfway into the apples at the stalk end.   Dissolve the sugar and water in a thick-bottomed pan over a gentle heat.   Add the butter and syrup to the mixture and bring to the boil. Continue to boil, without stirring, until the toffee reaches 140C/275F (use a sugar thermometer to measure this).   Remove the pan from the heat and gently stir in the nuts.   Carefully dip each apple into the toffee, making sure each apple is well coated, and set aside to harden on a baking try lined with non-stick parchment. Recipe Tips You can also cover your toffee apples with dessicated coconut or chocolate...
PUMPKIN PIE PARFAIT With COCONUT WHIP

PUMPKIN PIE PARFAIT With COCONUT WHIP

This frosty parfait contains layers of thick and luxurious pumpkin pie smoothie, fluffy coconut cream, and crunchy granola. Cinnamon stick optional! This decadent breakfast/dessert/snack is loaded with vitamin A, iron, and fibre! Total time is for blending and assembling the parfait, it doesn’t include extra time for freezing pumpkin.

Alice Hart – Kale And Cheese Tart

Alice Hart – Kale And Cheese Tart

This savoury tart makes the most of the kale’s mineral notes with toasted almonds, lemon zest, capers and plenty of pecorino. It’s lovely warm with buttery potatoes, or works well cold with a crisp salad.