Fruit cake

RECIPE: I’ve made a few different fruit cakes. There are celebration cakes that take a whole lot of time to make including weeks of soaking, and then there are the ones that you can knock together in an afternoon. Some others I’ve tried have been too dry, even with pineapple, and others have had nuts…

Camp Apple Crumble

Once again I’m on a kayak expedition and looking for foods that will brighten up the daily dehydrated menu. I can’t remember where I found the recipe I adapted this from, but it turned out to be feasible to make on a camping stove and tasted as good as the real thing. We were holed…

Chelsea Buns

RECIPE:┬áThe recipe is a photocopy I’ve had for ages and I don’t remember the book it came from. I didn’t alter it, apart from substituting some chopped sultanas because I didn’t have enough currants. I found a similar recipe online (see below) – the main difference being my recipe had two eggs in the dough….

Hot Cross Buns

RECIPE: One of the best things about Easter is Hot Cross Buns. While some are strict about only eating them on Easter week, I have to admit to indulging in them from when they first appear on the shelves, although I do refuse to eat them in January, so soon after Christmas. The only changes…