Sunday, 26 July 2015

Gooey marshmallow sugar cookie recipe

Gooey marshmallow sugar cookie recipe


125 g butter 

200g brown Demerara sugar

300g flour

1 egg

Makes about 20
How to make your marshmallow sugar cookies...

Preheat oven - 200 c

Place grease proof baking paper over two baking sheets.

Soften the butter with a wooden spoon. 

Add the demerara sugar.

Mix in the marshmallows and a teaspoon of salt.

Add the flour and mix well.

Add the eggs and mix into a dough.

Roll golf ball size chunks into mini spheres.

Place them on your baking sheet and put in the oven for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool. 

Chocolate raisin Nutella centred cake!

This is such a yummy cake!  I love to serve it with Cream and a Cherry compote but it's great as it is too!


  • Cocoa powder 25g
  • Butter, salted 125g
  • Sugar - golden caster 125g
  • Rasiins 150g
  • 5ml vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g Plain flour
  • 5ml baking powder
  • Nutella

Preheat oven at 170 degrees C

Grease a 10 inch round cake tray

Mix the butter and sugar together until creamed well.

Add the eggs and beat well.

Add the vanilla, cocoa powder and raisins

Fold in the flour mixed with the baking powder

Pour half your mix into the greased tray and then generously dollop nutella in the centre.  One or two good table spoons of it.

Add the other half of the mix on top.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until the cake feels sponge when you press down on the top of it.

Leave to cool or eat warm!  Both ways are delish!

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Orange and Almond Cake

I love Orange and Almond cake and this recipe I came across by mistake...

I forgot to beat in the egg yolks (I know, school boy error - I really shouldn't bake at midnight)  when it was baked I had solid egg yolks in it but discovered the wonderful flavour and lightness having it yolkless!

This is how I made it...


2 whole oranges
200ml orange juice
6 Eggs whites
250g caster sugar
100g ground Almonds
A pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 185 degrees C 175 degrees C for Fan.

Boil your oranges in water for 10 minutes then leave to simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on.

Grease a baking tin well.  I used a 12" round one.

Cut the oranges in half and then quarters.  At this stage remove the seeds!!!

Blend the orange in a blender with the orange juice.  completely blended no bits!

Whisk the eggs whites until firm.  Whisk in the sugar and then the almonds.

Fold the oranges into the egg white and almond mix.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until firm/spongy to touch.

Leave to cool and then serve with cream...