Fruity Oat Cake – Bananas, apples and raisins, OH MY!

I threw this cake together with what I had leftover in my fruit bowl and some cupboard staples.  Moist, sweet but not too sweet and packed with soft fruits.  This is one of the dishes I’m the proudest of because it was DELICIOUS, simple and helped use up some still useful but nearly overripe fruit.  I hate waste.  Get on this! I know it looks too healthy but I swear it tastes fantastic, like an oatmeal cookie jazzed up and turned into a great cake.  Serve with tea for added sophistication.
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Buttermilk scones are the perfect tea time treat especially when paired with a thick strawberry preserve and lashings of clotted cream. This recipe is an adaptation of The Sunday Times Complete Cook Book which can be thrown together in the time it takes to preheat your oven and only another 10 minutes or so to bake! Continue reading

Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are so amazing! The spices, the chewiness, the sweet raisins…what isn’t to like?! This recipe is straight from the oatmeal experts at Quaker Oats.  However, I’ve added my little suggestions along the way. These cookies will fill your kitchen with the smell of warm cinnamon and have everyone waiting for them to come out of the oven.
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