December 2014 archive

Merry Christmas

Well another year is nearly over and it’s been a year of change for me and moving forward with DonnaLulu Cooks over the last 3 months. Next year the plan is to build up the DonnaLulu Cooks business with more Farmers Markets, Food Festivals & events along with the on line orders and any other orders for cakes & bakes that come our way!

Happy Christmas to all and lets hope for a happy, healthy and successful 2015!

 

 

 

Clementine & Cranberry Cakes

We have a fruit & veg box delivered to us every week from Riverford and the challenge is to test out some new recipes with the produce. In today’s delivery I have used some of the clementines to make these clementine & fresh cranberry cakes. I boiled the celemtines for 1 hour and then pulped them down to a smooth paste in the processor – skin as well (although I did check for pips). The fresh cranberrys are simmered in some sugar and water with a cinnamon stick, for about 10 mins and left to cool. The cake mix is less flour with ground almonds in it’s place. The cakes are lovely and light and you get the tartness of the clememtines with the sweetnes of the cranberries in a moist cake with the ground almonds adding a bit of texture.

Deliciously Christmasy!

Clementine & Cranberry Cakes

Clementine & Cranberry Cakes

 

Christmas Biscotti

I have baked some chocolate biscotti biscuits with cranberries and hazelnuts. They are twice baked to ensure they dry out to give then the crunchy crispiness. They will make a great gift for anyone in a presentation bag. These and plenty of other delicious goodies will be on sale at the Thrapston Farmers Market and also at the Woodford Christmas Fayre on Saturday 6th December. Thrapston Market from 9am to 1pm and then Woodford 2pm until 5pm.

Chocolate Cranberry & Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate Cranberry & Hazelnut Biscotti