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Apple Cake with Hazlenut Caramel Topping

Serves: 10 Ingredients • 200g skinless hazelnuts • 200g butter at room temperature • 200g caster sugar • 3 medium eggs • 4 tbsp yogurt • 200g self raising flour • ½...

Beetroot Chocolate Brownies, with a Chilli option

Makes 16 brownies Ingredients • 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) • 100g butter, plus a little extra for greasing the tin • 250g cooked beetroot, drained • 3...

Open Tart of Leeks, Stilton and Chestnuts

Serves 4 Ingredients • 4 Sheets of filo pastry • Olive oil • 25g butter • 3 leeks – diced and washed • 75g chestnuts - chopped • 100ml white wine •...

Roasted Shallot, Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Tart

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the pastry: • 170g plain flour • 100g unsalted butter, cut into dice and chilled • 60g Cheddar cheese, finely grated • 1 egg yolk • 2...

Beetroot, Salmon, Dill and Creme Fraiche Tarts

Serves 4 as a light lunch or 8 as party nibbles Ingredients • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry • 2 packs traditional cooked beetroot, drained • 350g cooked...

Caramelised Celery Tarte Tatin

Caramelised Celery Tarte Tatin with Parmesan and Sage Crust Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main course Ingredients For the pastry: • 100g cold butter,...

Hebden Bridge

A Town on the Up Hebden Bridge is the town that bounced back again and again. Last year, Northern Life reported how shops and other...

Rock on Tommy

By David Walker, Barrowford I suppose every story has to begin somewhere and this one begins in the sales office of the Lincolnshire Specialist Sugars...

READERS’ STORIES: The Ticking Clock

By Joan M Crossley, Oswaldtwistle The Angels gathered in the still, frost-filled air. Festive flowers and plants grew in abundance, along with the holly. The...

READERS’ STORIES: Sovereigns for Sadie

The lone figure of a young girl trudged wearily along the rutted cart tracks heading north towards comparative safety. Behind her, Sadie had fled from...

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