Quick fruit cake nigella recipes

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Top Ten Ways to Bake Your Family Happy…

Top Ten Ways to Bake Your Family Happy…

Quick and simple, they are a regular tea time treat in our house. Fruit Scones. Nigella Lawson’s recipe for what she calls American Breakfast Pancakes – though there’s no requirement to have them for breakfast – is foolproof and you can substitute a splash of vegetable or sunflower oil instead of butter if you like
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Cheatin’ Christmas… Don’t panic!

Cheatin’ Christmas… Don’t panic!

So the arrival of the Chef’n Mix Quick was an occasion for much excitement. As far as cakes are concerned, if you’re worried that a shop-bought fruit Christmas cake may be on the dry-side, tip it upside down, use a skewer to make some holes and add a touch of brandy or sherry
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Cheesecaklets

Cheesecaklets

I was intrigued by the use of cottage cheese in pancakes and having a quick glance over the ingredients I realised if I made this, they would be nowhere near as calorific as other pancakes
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Cream tea anyone?

Cream tea anyone?

I use them a lot more at Xmas time, Nigella's Xmas being a fave,and you can always rely on Delia.   It is from this book that my first offerings were created, I started by making scones, cakes, and biscuits from this, at the age of 10- just looked at the messy food splattered pages  from those old days. I stick to this 100% but add in a handful of sultanas as we prefer them with fruit. I think to secret to wonderful fully light risen  scones is not handling the dough for very long, roll it out quickly as you can and quite thick, I roll it out to 3/4 inch thick, brush with beaten egg or milk and don't over cook them
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