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No Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie

This No-Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie is going to be my go to dessert this summer. A zingy lime cream encased in a sweet biscuit crumb - much like a no bake cheesecake...but better! It's seriously yummy and will happily sit in the fridge for a couple of days so there's no need to scoff it all at once if you don't want to 😜. It's quite rich too so the recipe made in a 20cm springform tin will easily feed 8 - 10 people, the perfect size for a family gathering or summer BBQ.


TOP TIPS FOR MAKING NO-BAKE ZINGY LIME CRUMB PIETry using ginger nut biscuits instead of digestives for a more grown up taste.For a 'fancier' dessert, pipe some whipped double cream around the edge of the pie and decorate with slices of lime.I whip the condensed milk, lime juice and double cream with a hand held electric whisk but you can do it by hand if you want to - it will give you a good arm workout!You can make the Zingy Lime Crumb Pie up to 3 days before you need it so it's a great ma…
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Celebrate National Tea Day with English Tea Shop's Luxury Organic Collection + Giveaway

With over 165 million cups of tea brewed daily in the UK , it’s no surprise having a cuppa has become a Great British tradition and is proudly celebrated each year on National Tea Day (this year on the 21st April). To celebrate, speciality organic tea company, English Tea Shop, has kindly given one Jam and Clotted Cream reader the chance to win a Luxury Organic Gift Tin (pictured above).

The Luxury Organic Collection contains 72 individually wrapped pyramid tea bags and features a diverse range of classics to more unusual herbal varieties. The range includes:

Organic and Fairtrade English Breakfast: A pure Ceylon black tea sure to quench any thirst for a proper English brew Organic and Fairtrade Earl Grey: A quintessentially British tea delicately flavoured with bergamot Organic and Fairtrade Green Tea: A delicate and refreshing blend of 100% organic and Fairtrade green tea Organic and Fairtrade Peppermint: A revitalising and delicious tea packed full of antioxidants Organic Chocolate…

Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes + Mary Berry Homeware Competition

Happy Easter everyone! This April my favourite TV cook Mary Berry has just launched a brand new range of homewares and I've got a really easy Easter inspired competition for you to enter to be in with a chance of winning the range (which includes a cake stand, cake plates, cake forks and a set of two mugs).



More about the competition below but first I want to tell you about these fab Carrot and Zingy Lime Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Frosting which I've made for the long Easter weekend.


The cupcakes use a melting method, so it's as easy as putting the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan, melting it over a low heat and stirring in the rest of the ingredients. The frosting is my super simple cream cheese frosting with some shop bought sugar carrots to decorate on top - of course you can make your own if you want to. The lime zest really makes these cupcakes and you could always sprinkle some extra zest on top of the icing for extra zing! Read on for the recipe and how to enter…

Chocolate Easter Eggs & Bunnies from M&S

M&S recently asked us if we'd like to try some of their Easter Eggs from the 2017 range. Err...yes please, it's a hard job but somebody has to do it! 😋😋😋

As you can imagine the kids were delighted when the delivery man arrived on our doorstop with this lot and they wasted no time in ripping open the packaging and tucking in.

Here's what we thought....

Bennet Bunny (£16)


A HUGE life size Swiss Chocolate Bunny weighing in at a whopping 900g. This would easily be enough chocolate for 2 or 3 kids! The chocolate is lovely and creamy and I'm afraid to say Mr Bennet Bunny lasted less than 24 hours in this house, thanks to the kids and their friends from around the village (they seemed to descend on my house once word had got around we had a giant chocolate bunny in residence).

It really is very big so it's perfect to give as a family present, or alternatively you could just sit in a corner eating it's body parts one by one. I thought the ears tasted the best.


Shake Up UK Coffee Week with Kahlua Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is one of the UK’s best-selling cocktails and with UK Coffee Week just around the corner (10th-16th April), Kahlua is giving you the perfect excuse to indulge in your favourite cocktail.

As an official sponsor of UK Coffee Week, Kahlua will be donating 10p from every Espresso Martini sold in participating bars to Project Waterfall throughout the week. So swap your usual latte for a Kahlua Expresso Martini and help donate to a fantastic cause at the same time. Now in its 7th year, UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising campaign that takes place in thousands of coffee shops and bars across the country with 100% of the donations going to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities.

Kahlua, the original coffee liqueur and official spirit sponsor of UK Coffee Week, is extremely proud of its heritage and is delighted to be involved in the initiative which helps give back to the coffee-growing communiti…

Creamy Cider Braised Sausages

Whether sizzling away in a spitting hot pan or served freshly charred from a summer barbeque, sausages are a comforting staple of many homes up and down the country. We certainly love sausages in this house, so when MOR contacted us to see if we’d like to try out their new range of lower fat sausages of course we said yes!

MOR have been carefully crafted to be just as succulent, juicy, and utterly delicious as everyone's favourite pork sausages, while also introducing exciting new flavours that bring something just a little bit different to the dinner table. Each of the four unique MOR recipes blend high-quality British meat with nutritious vegetables, fragrant herbs, and delicate spices, creating lower-fat sausages that taste absolutely fantastic.

With flavours such as Mediterranean Chicken, Moroccan Spiced Pork, Pork & Lentil and Pork, Beetroot &  Bramley Apple, MOR can be served with everything from mashed potato to pasta and rice

In this Creamy Braised Cider Sausage re…

Chewy Chocolate Mini Egg Blondie Bars

Following on from the success of last years Mini Egg Crunch Bars (aka Easter Rocky Road), I wanted to develop a new mini egg creation in time for Easter (we much prefer mini eggs to creme eggs in this house!).

These Chewy Chocolate Mini Egg Blondie Bars are squidgy, chocolatey and absolutely yummy and would make an ideal bake for the Easter weekend.  We are away in the Lake District the week before Easter (our first trip to the Lakes!), so I've made a batch of these and stashed them away in the freezer ready to pull out as soon as we get home from our hols.


TOP TIPS FOR MAKING MINI EGG BLONDIE BARSThe mixture is very sticky so I found it easier to press it into the tin with my hand. Make sure you spread it out to all the corners.I added 100g milk chocolate chips to the mixture but you could add white or dark choc chips if you prefer.Reserve some of the mini eggs for scattering on top, but make sure you press them into the mixture slightly to stop them burning.These bars freeze re…