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Italian semolina and ricotta cake

Italian semolina and ricotta cake

Known as 'Migliaccio' in Italy, this traditional 'cheese' cake is made with ricotta, eggs, fine semolina and citrus peel. It's a dense, silky cake that you will love. It is often made for Carnival which occurs the week before Easter.

Polly's eccles cakes

Polly's eccles cakes

Traditional Manchester delicacy! Little individual pastries bursting with currants and spice. Bake up a batch of your own in stead of buying them. They make a great food gift as they will keep for a while in an airtight tin.

Spiced chocolate cake

Spiced chocolate cake

A very moist spice cake with a hint of chocolate. This isn't too sweet a cake, and is delicious dusted with icing sugar to serve with a cuppa. To make soured milk, combine 110ml milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice, and let sit for 10 minutes before using.

Marie's yoghurt cake

Marie's yoghurt cake

This is one of the first cakes that children can learn to make by themselves because you use the yogurt tub to measure everything out, then mix it altogether and bake!

No-fail Yorkies

No-fail Yorkies

Perfect for mopping up gravy, these soft but crisp Yorkshire puddings will rise every time thanks to a great batter

Scampi with tartare sauce

Scampi with tartare sauce

Crispy beer battered langoustine or prawn tails with a mayo-based dip of gherkins, capers and herbs