Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Ingredients to make a 23cm round cake: For the cake batter: 115g softened butter 115g plain flour 70g polenta 2 tsp baking powder a pinch of salt 90g golden caster sugar 90g sugar 2 large eggs 100g sour cream ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest 300g rhubarb, cut into 3-4cm chunks For the…

Yorkshire Pudding

Growing up in North Yorkshire, this was always served as a starter with thick gravy, before the meat course. Ingredients plain white flour – 4 tablespoons pinch of fine salt one egg, beaten milk – 8 tablespoons (use 50:50 with water if full fat milk) goose fat – 1 tablespoon Method Preheat oven to 240degC…

New Zealand Pie

I have no idea why it is called New Zealand Pie. Every autumn it was a firm family favorite when we were kids and my sister found the recipe in my mother’s cookery folder. My version is only slightly modified and runs as follows: Ingredients 60g unsalted butter, soft 120g sugar 1 large egg 2…

Cheesy Biscuits

Ingredients softened unsalted butter – 150g extra mature cheddar cheese, grated – 180g parmesan cheese, finely grated – 60g plain flour – 180g dijon mustard – 1 tbsp Method Preheat oven to 170degC In a large bowl combine the softened butter with the grated cheeses and mustard. Sieve the flour into the bowl and combine…