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Date Syrup Flapjack Recipe

Date Syrup Flapjack Recipe

In the last few months I've been experimenting with different ingredients and in particular, different sugars and syrups. Although fuel is the main purpose, flavour is equally as critical. My cycling buddies have been enthusiastic candidates for my flapjack taste-test trials, and in the last few weeks, I think I'm getting close to the perfect recipe.
Cranberry, Almond and Walnut Florentines

Cranberry, Almond and Walnut Florentines

Christmas in my family is all about traditions, I think we all like to recreate a little bit of our own childhood memories. Here's a good old recipe given to me by my mother who makes these every year. They taste of Christmas and are so delicious they rarely make it through to Boxing day. I've given them a little twist by substituting golden syrup for agave syrup which gives the florentines a slightly chewy texture.
Rhubarb and Orange Drizzle Cake

Rhubarb and Orange Drizzle Cake

This is a fab seasonal cake recipe using rhubarb - the amazing vegetable that thinks it's a fruit! Forced Rhubarb which is beautifully tender, comes into season in January - with the garden Rhubarb season kicking off in April. Garden rhubarb is slightly less tender but often deeper in flavour.
Apricot Frangipane Tart

Apricot Frangipane Tart

Apricots aren't always the easiest fruit to work with, but few can resist the delights of a beautiful apricot tart. We invited our friend Lucy from the Pockeredge Pantry to show us her recipe for this stunning tart. Using her glorious Apricot Jam, full of big chunks of fruit, our Matthews flour and ground almonds we make a tart befitting the best French patisseries.

Chocolate Easter Cakes

Chocolate Easter Cakes

Easter holidays are here, so here's the perfect excuse to make something stick and sweet. Get the kids involved! These little chocolate cakes are airy, light and delicious, made extra special with the addition of mini eggs - a seasonal chocolate treat.
Traditional Simnel Cake

Traditional Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is a delicious rich traditional Easter cake, made with fruit and almond paste. Although marzipan is readily available in the shops, homemade almond paste is very quick and easy and tastes so much better.