Recipe : Wheat Free Fruit Cake - Great for Christmas

Jessica White
Perfect for chilly autumn afternoons, or as a wheat free Christmas cake, this is one of our oldest and most popular cakes, this version is wheat free, which makes it a little more crumbly when sliced than our wheat version, having said that, it tastes every bit as good.

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Shortbread

Jessica White
Crisp and buttery, these simple-to-make biscuits have long been a favourite. Meg's recipe uses cornflour/cornstarch for a creamier texture and rice flour to give a crisper bite. You don't mess with the classics - it took us 10 years to decide to add a pinch of salt!

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Recipe : Madeleines

Jessica White
These lovely little cakes, shaped like scallop shells, are believed to have originated in the Lorraine region of France. Since Marcel Proust gave them a mention in his novel ‘Remembrance of Things Past’, generations of French children have come home to a plate of these to dip in their ‘chocolat chaud’. They work equally well with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Happy baking!

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Recipe : Ginger Cake

Jessica White

Year after year, this is one of our best-selling cakes. It has a warm golden colour and a pleasant spicy flavour with just the right amount of sweetness – just the thing to enjoy with a cup of tea on a chilly day. 

Here is the recipe if you fancy baking one yourself...

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Recipe : Cherry Cake

Jessica White2 comments
There’s something so cheerful about this colourful cake. It seems to bring a bit of summer sunshine to the table at any time of the year. 

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Recipe : Almond Fruit Cake

Alice Wragg
Lightly fruited and with a high ground-almond content, this is a lovely cut-and-come-again cake, ideal to eat at any time of year.

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Looking ahead and taking time to reflect...

Alice Wragg
It’s an extremely belated Happy New Year to all of you from all of us! December passes us by in a blur of activity at Meg Rivers HQ. We successfully delivered hundreds of parcels to addresses across the length and breadth of the UK, fulfilled orders on behalf of our corporate customers and...

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Come rain or shine

Alice Wragg
Weather. It’s a topic we never tire of discussing in Britain and boy have we had some weather these past few weeks! Despite the torrential rain here in the Cotswolds the whole team made it through the flooded villages to keep baking, icing and packing our beautiful Christmas cakes and shortbreads!...

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Autumn and beyond...

Alice Wragg
We’ve just had Harvest Festival, the school Halloween Disco is imminent and all I can think about is Christmas Cake!...

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A picnic is still a picnic

Alice Wragg
We have a family tradition - once a year in the summer our stepmother Edith packs a beautiful picnic for us to enjoy.

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