Chocolate And Craisin Ricotta Cake

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Chocolate Ricotta Cake Ready to Enjoy

I had been doing quite a bit of savoury cooking using ricotta cheese but had bought far too much and had a substantial amount still in my fridge. I decided to surf the net and see what I could find using ricotta cheese but in a sweet recipe. I managed to find a chocolate cake which sounded really good and decided to give it a go.

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Beautiful Grape Harvest Cake

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A slice of cake

We had the pleasure of being introduced to this cake during our trip to Tuscany. We were told that traditionally this cake is made for only a few weeks a year.  The small sweet red grapes are used, usually those remaining after the grape harvest has been completed. Whatever the reason behind this cake it is a beautiful tender and flavoursome cake using part butter and part olive oil with juicy baked grapes. 

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“The Best” Apple Pies In Miniature

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The Best Apple Pie Miniatures

I had come across a lot of recipes which used sour cream pastry and I thought it was about time I gave this a go. I found a recipe which I will share with you later and have cooked with it for three different pies this week.

We have had two savoury and then this sweet apple pie. The first pie was with spinach, ricotta and fetta. The second one was somewhat different with fresh salmon and prawns in a lovely filling, and I will make these again and share the recipe with you then. I found the pastry brilliant in all three versions and will definitely make this again and again.

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Apricot And Sultana Oat Cookies

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Apricot And Sultana Oat Cookies Ready To Enjoy

The school my grandson attends is a “nut free” zone and it is always challenging to find a recipe that does not include nuts in some way. Just to give him something different from the usual fruit and carrot sticks for “play lunch” it was nice to find this recipe with a few healthy ingredients.

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