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Love Heart Biscuits
Blackberry and Apple Slices
Gooseberry Fool
Cherry Picking
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Lemon Drizzle Cake
Raspberry & Apple Palmiers
Making a Giant Teacake
Plum Squares
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Blackberry Polenta Cake
Trifle in a 'Trifle'
Pears in Lemon Juice
Anna-Louise's Redcurrant Tart
Baby BBQ
Zinging Home-Made Lemonade
Mini-Cooked Breakfast
Butterfly Fruit
Blackcurrant Coulis
Lemon Ricotta with Summer Fruits and Blackcurrant Coulis
Dough Balls
Kids' Summer Cup
Primrose Salad
Food by Firelight
Easy Cheese Soufflé
Elderflower Fizz
Zany Pavlova
Herb Pikelets and Orange Caviar
Buttermilk Cake
Maypole Cake
Flowers to Eat
Elderflower Cordial
Vanilla Ice-Cream with Orange Toffee and Cowslips

Dough Balls

The kids wolf plates of these down whenever we go out for a pizza, so we thought we’d try making them at home. Cooked over a bonfire and dipped in hot garlic butter, they are something special.

Half tsp fast-action yeast
300g strong white flour
Half tbsp sugar
1 tbsp milk powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
210ml warm water

Using a bread machine:
Make dough using Pizza Dough mode.

By hand:
Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Make a well in the centre and add the oil and warm water. Begin to incorporate the flour into the liquid until a dough is formed. Flour a work surface and knead until the dough springs back when a thumb is pushed into it. Place back in bowl, cover and prove for 30 mins.

To cook the dough balls:
Take the bowl down to the fire. Push a dough ball on to a whittled toasting fork, and cook in the heat of the fire (avoiding direct flames) until brown and crispy.