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Kaja’s Apple Cake

People love my Mum’s apple cake. She is famous for it in Cyprus and now I bring it to you. Mum is Norwegian, brought up in Bergen, and this cake always makes me think of the Scandinavian equivalent of an English Tea; fragrant strong coffee, a candle or two lit …

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Blackberry and Apple Loaf

I love the autumn and today I made the season’s first Apple and Blackberry cake! I went out blackberrying yesterday along the walls of the hay meadow on a gentle still sunny afternoon. We got enough blackberries for crumble, cake and I think we’ll have the rest with pancakes for …

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Tom’s Brownies

These are the richest, naughtiest brownies you will ever taste! Best when my son Tom makes them – but he’s moved to Canada so now I just try and do my best. I never get them as good as his. The key is to take them out of the oven …

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Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake

I have adapted Claudia Roden’s delicious recipe so this is now a cake made without flour, butter or sugar! Impossible? You decide… Last week I followed the recipe exactly and the result was fantastic so I thought I’d substitute agave nectar this week – the cake got quite a bit …