Nigel slater light fruit cake recipes

Fruit and nut cake

Fruit and nut cake

 And from one of my most favoured cooks – NigelSlater.  Nigel’s pebble crumble suggestion is wonderfully fitting, providing little nuggets of crunch – a welcome presence amongst sponge and cooked fruit
A Summer Fruits Picnic Cake

A Summer Fruits Picnic Cake

I’m never one to pass up the opportunity to bake and share a cake, so my offering for the picnic was a summer fruitscake based on this recipe by NigelSlater
A Cake to Eat by the Fireside

A Cake to Eat by the Fireside

NigelSlater’s Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake from Observer Food. In previous years I’ve turned to Nigella for my winter bakes, “How to Be a Domestic Goddess” is well thumbed – covered in splashes of cake mix and icing – always a sign of a much loved book
Banana Loaf Cake with Chocolate

Banana Loaf Cake with Chocolate

I've made a banana loaf cake for as long as I can remember flavouring it with orange zest, cinnamon & ginger - a sort of Jamaican theme - but it wasn't until NigelSlater decided to add chocolate chips to his version that it really became a hit in our house
Plum and walnut cake...

Plum and walnut cake...

Below cake - plum and walnut cake - was inspired by one of the recipes I found in "The Kitchen Dairies" by NigelSlater
Gooseberry crumble cake...

Gooseberry crumble cake...

Quick browse through few of my numerous cookbooks and I settled for NigelSlater's gooseberry crumble cake
Cook the Books – Demerara Lemon Cake

Cook the Books – Demerara Lemon Cake

NigelSlater’s recipes seem to have a resonance that are simultaneously timeless and on trend. It is perfect as a light pudding with a dollop of thick Greek yoghurt and some strawberries or raspberries

m and o's christmas lunch

for the perfect roast chicken i follow mama and nigelslater’s set of basic principles. i also loved the delicate glass baubles and the multicoloured fairy lights on our tree
Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

II by NigelSlater). Break off walnut sized pieces, flatten them lightly and lay them on top of the fruit
Apple Week #2

Apple Week #2

I used whisky marmalade in the NigelSlatercake, which gives it the slight hint of alcohol you get from Christmas cake

Inspiration and relaxation

NigelSlater – you know this already. a little side plate in peacock blue, with a slight green iridescence to it – you’d think it would feel cold but next to the gold edging it looked warm and sumptuous – would be a great colour combination for a birthday cake, maybe with flecks of peach to bring it to life)