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Recipe: Lemon Fairy Cakes

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These are very quick and easy and totally delicious. Ideal eaten fresh or cooked the night before and wrapped individually for lunch boxes.


125g butter (I use I can’t believe it’s not butter because I am rubbish at waiting for it to heat up to room temperature)
125g caster sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 eggs
125g self-raising flour
2 tablespoons milk

1. Cream the butter and caster sugar together.

2. Beat the lemon extract into the mix.

3. Beat eggs and flour into the mixture, alternating between an egg and a bit of flour to stop it splitting. I don’t bother sifting the flour because I’m lazy but they still turn out fine.

4. Add the milk and beat again.

5. Split between 12 baking cases in a muffin tray.

6. Cook for 17 mins at 180°c (200°c for non fan-assisted).

7. Cool for as long as you can bear on a cooling tray before devouring!


Recipe: Apple, Sultana and Cinnamon Bars

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These bars are great for lunchboxes or for breaktime snacks for the kids.


3oz Museli
3oz Oats
2oz Flour
2oz Demarera Sugar
3oz Sultanas
2 eating apples, peeled and grated.
2tbs honey
3oz butter
1tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 190°c
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter together with the honey and grated apple.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until completely combined.
  5. Press evenly into a small buttered roasting tray.
  6. Bake at 190°c for 15 minutes.
  7. Cut into 12 bars in the tin and allow to cool completely in the tin before removing.
  8. These can be wrapped individually and frozen or kept in an airtight tin for up to 3 days.