Cumberland No Rum Nicky #GBBO GBBOBloggers2017

Cumberland No Rum Nicky  #GBBO GBBOBloggers2017

A Cumberland Rum Nicky pie in the true sense contains sticky dates with rum and stem ginger. My version is more child friendly as it contains apples and apple juice, and served alongside a toffee sauce for extra deliciousness!
Cumberland No Rum Nicky

I took a gamble baking ahead of tonights Great British Bake Off, because having only seen the preview of this weeks episode at the end of last weeks, it was hard to determine exactly what bakes were going to be featured tonight in the Forgotten Bakes theme. Having turned to my fellow #gbbobloggers2017 , we think we identified two of tonights bakes and one ‘could be’ a Cumberland Nicky. I made different version without any alcohol , hence a Cumberland No Rum Nicky.

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Apple, Strawberry & Balsamic Crumble

Apple, Strawberry & Balsamic Crumble

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We had some visitors stay with us last weekend and it gave me a good excuse to make a dessert for their final meal with us on Sunday, before they set off back to their home. Looking around my kitchen I opted for a crumble. 

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Spiced Apple Crumble Traybake

Spiced Apple Crumble Traybake

This Spiced Apple Crumble Traybake is a great way to combine a cake and a crumble in one easy bake, and the apple make it lovely and moist too.

Spiced Apple Crumble Traybake

At this time of year, cooking with apples is a good idea, because there are so many windfall ones lying around, and therefore, they are free to a good home …. or bake!  Often while out walking, we find some that have fallen off a tree and I do not think it is stealing to help ourselves to a few if they are outside of someones garden? My Spiced Apple Crumble Traybake is perfect for using up apples that you might find while foraging, and  is very easy to make too. Read More