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Tomato Jam and Avocado Pancakes

Spicy Tomato Jam and Avocado Savoury-ish Pancakes

We covered sweet pancakes at the beginning of the week, and we covered them very, very well indeed. So I think it’s about time we wandered into savoury pancake territory, don’t you? I firmly believe (for today, at least) that it would be cruel to serve pancakes without just a little sugar though, so we’re having tomato jam with our avocado. Spicy, sweet, delicious tomato jam. Ugh, I can’t wait for you to try these, really I can’t. A lot of tomato jam recipes will tell you to peel your tomatoes. I’m really sorry, but I just can’t be arsed. I don’t think it’s made a huge difference. You can go ahead and choose a different jam recipe for this if you’d like, I’m not gonna stop you putting more effort into your food, but this one works just fine. I promise. Might I be so bold as to suggest a new Pancake Day tradition? As you’ll soon learn in Jess’s Pancake Day post, I have a recently created ritual that suits me down to …

Cherry Bakewell Fairycakes

Some – in fact, probably most – of my most favourite recipes happen because I’m bored. Others because I feel a sudden and great urge to cook or bake. Yesterday, both happened, and out came these lovely fairycakes. I was rummaging around in the cupboards at my Grandmother’s house looking for a good baking combination, she’s got all sorts lying about – mostly with sell by dates circa 2003. I narrowed the tins and cans and bits and bobs down to almond extract, flaked almonds and tinned cherries. What’s resulted is the glorious almond-iness of a bakewell tart in fairycake form without the hassle of making pastry, the lovely cherry jam flavour without buying pricey posh jam and that delicious almond crunch that comes from flaked almonds baked in the oven. Makes 18 100g softened butter, salted 100g golden caster sugar 2 large eggs 120g self raising flour 1/2 can stoneless black cherries 1 tsp almond extract or essence good handful flaked almonds Heat your oven to Gas 5/190C/375F and fill a couple of fairycake pans …