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Bee’s Homemade Banana Bread

25 Aug

This banana bread recipe is a wonderful way to add fiber, potassium and vitamins to your diet. With a hint of walnut and a superb banana taste, this bread is certainly a good thing to eat! Any comments or feedback? Simply contact us here, we would love to receive your comments and favorite recipes!


Ingredients you will need…

350g of ripe bananas (peeled weight)

180g of plain flour, plus extra for the tin

2½ tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of salt

160g of light brown sugar (soft)

2 eggs, beaten

4 tbsp of melted butter, plus extra to grease, slightly cooled

50g of walnuts, roughly chopped

How to make…

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Put about two thirds of the peeled banana chunks into a bowl and mash until smooth. Roughly mash the remainder of the banana chunks and stir in gently to the mixture.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and then grease and lightly flour a baking tin of about 21 x 9 x 7cm.
  3. Put the sugar, eggs and melted butter in another large bowl and use an electric mixer to whisk them until pale and slightly increased in volume. Fold in the banana mixture and also the dry ingredients until you can see no more flour, then fold in the walnuts.

4.  Spoon into the tin and bake for about an hour until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out on to a rack to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!



Bee’s Homemade Scones

12 Aug

These traditional homemade scones make an ideal desert that can be adapted to any taste by an assortment of toppings. Whether you add chocolate chips to the recipe or just compliment with homemade jam, these mouth watering scones will make any cup of tea a real treat!


Ingredients you will need…

3 cups of all-purpose Flour

1/2 cup of White Sugar

5 teaspoons of Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon of Salt

3/4 cup of Butter

1 Egg, beaten

1 cup Milk

How to make…

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for approximately 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
  5. Leave to cool and enjoy!

Bee’s Homemade Fairy Cakes

5 Aug

This simple recipe is perfect for any occasion, each fairy cake can be customised to your individual taste or that of your guests through the addition of ingredients such as chocolate chips and fun yummy icing. This recipe is also perfect to try out substituting egg for dietary requirements or personal taste as mentioned in our previous post.


Ingredients you will need…

175g/6 tablespoons of Self Raising Flour

125g/4 tablespoons of Caster Sugar

125g of Margarine (half a block)

2 Eggs

2 tablespoons of cold Water

How to make…

  1. Ensure oven is fully preheated to 200°C, Gas 6.
  2. Then put bun paper cases into bun tins.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, margarine, eggs or egg substitute and water into a bowl. Beat all the ingredients together with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture into each bun case.
  5. Place in the oven on the top shelf and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire tray.
  7. Now the fun part. Decorate the fairy cakes as you see fit! We recommend using chocolate spread and covering with sweets or fruit depending on the occasion. Enjoy!


Bee’s Homemade Butterfly Cakes

6 Jul

These wonderful cakes are perfect for this time of year. They are fresh and light and provide a beautiful center piece for any table. Why not try our recipe and let us know how you got on? Send us your comments and any recipes or tips you would like us to publish.


Ingredients you will need…

175g (6 oz) of self-raising Flour

A pinch of salt

110g (4 oz) of soft Margarine

110g (4 oz) of Caster Sugar

2 large Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Strawberry Jam / Raspberry Jam / Blackberry Jam

Whipped cream

Paper Baking Cases

How to make…

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas5.

  1. Combine the flour, salt, margarine, caster sugar, eggs and vanilla essence together in a bowl and beat until absolutely smooth for about 1 – 2 minutes.
  2. Then using a spoon, drop an equal quantity of the mixture into the paper cases and place the cases on a baking tray.
  3. Bake on the shelf just above the centre of the oven for approximately 15 – 20 minutes or until the cakes are well risen and golden.  Then remove them to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  4. When they’re cool, take a sharp knife and cut the top of each about ½ inch (1 cm) from the edge of the cake. Cut each top in half and set aside.
  5. Fill the cavity of each cake with about a tablespoon of fresh whipped cream and a teaspoon of jam, then sit the two top pieces of cake on top like butterfly wings.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Homemade Rhubarb Tart

28 Jun

Rhubarb season is in full swing and now is as good a time as any to share our Homemade Rhubarb Tart recipe. So roll up your sleeves and get the rolling pin out and tell us what you think of our homemade tart. Why not share your own creation we are happy to post any recipe you send in!


Ingredients you will need…

225g/8oz of Cream Plain Flour

125g/4oz of Margarine

¼ pint/150ml of cold Water

400g of Fresh Rhubarb

Sugar to sweeten Rhubarb

Milk to glaze Pastry

How to make…

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C / Gas6).
  2. Sieve flour into a bowl.
  3. Grate hard margarine into the flour. You may need a little flour on your fingers for this. Then using a knife or fingers grate margarine in the flour it should resemble breadcrumbs.
  4. Add water and mix to a soft dough with the knife or fingers and turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead lightly.
  5. If you wish to let your dough rest, refrigerate for roughly 1 hour, this step is optional.
  6. Roll out half the pastry onto an oven proof plate and trim the sides using a knife. Then dampen the edges of the pastry with cold water. This will help the top seal.
  7. Prepare the Rhubarb: Rhubarb leaves are poisonous and must be cut off the Rhubarb stalks and disposed of away from any leaf eating mammals. Wash stalks thoroughly and chop into Inch size pieces.
  8. Arrange the rhubarb on the pastry and sprinkle with plenty of sugar to sweeten.
  9. Roll the remaining pastry out and cover the rhubarb, trimming the edges again with a knife. Press down the edges of the top so it sticks to the bottom pastry and seals the edges.
  10. Use a fork to make small holes over the top to allow steam to escape. Glaze with milk to get a homemade golden colour.
  11. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.
  12. Leave to cool and enjoy!


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