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SUGAR-FREE CARROT & CRANBERRY MUFFINS

I can’t stop eating at the moment. I think its the change in weather. Well…I say a change, in Scotland we live in a permanent state of grey skies and rain. We didn’t get a summer so maybe I’m just greedy! No matter the reason behind it, I just need…

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CRINKLE CHOC CHIP COOKIES

I came across an article titled An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life in the New York Times recently, detailing the popularity of a crinkle chocolate chip cookie, originating from the super talented Sarah Kieffer…author of the very beautiful The Vanilla Bean Blog. Sarah’s unique ‘trick’ with these cookies is…

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CINNAMON PECAN ROLLS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

I recently saw this video for Cinnamon Buns on Tasty on Buzzfeed, and watching the video, my tummy immediately started rumbling and my mouth started watering. The video made it look so easy I popped straight to the supermarket to get a few ingredients I didn’t have in the kitchen, then…

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YOGHURT PANNA COTTA TART

Donna Hay is one of my favourite cookbook authors. Her magazine and best-selling books are filled with beautiful tasting recipes accompanied by stunning images. They’re a pleasure to look at, and even better to cook from. Its been 15 years since Donna Hay launched her magazine and to celebrate, she recently released…

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CHOCOLATE CAKES WITH BAILEYS SALTED CARAMEL

I am a huge lover of Baileys but I do tend to forget it for a large chunk of the year…until the temperature starts to drop. That’s when I get back into my hot chocolate game and the Baileys comes out to play. (If I’m being really indulgent I melt…

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CLASSIC TEAROOM CHOCOLATE VICTORIA SPONGE

One of my favourite baking recipe books is Annie Bell’s Baking Bible. Its a fantastic book filled with straightforward, easy to follow classic recipes for cookies & biscuits, traybakes, sponge cakes, cheesecakes, chocolate cakes, tarts, pies, brownies, breads and meringues. One of my favourite recipes is this classic tearoom chocolate…

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THE THREE CHIMNEYS HOT MARMALADE PUDDING

‘Marmalade. You either love it or loathe it – and I adore it’… begins Shirley Spear in her new book The Three Chimneys Marmalade Bible. Shirley Spear and her husband Eddie opened the internationally acclaimed The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye in 1984. Although they had no previous experience…

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ROASTED GRAPES WITH GOATS CHEESE & HONEY

One of my favourite things to do if I find mysef with any free time over a weekend is watch the utterly marvellous Ina Garten, otherwise known at Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. I have spoken about my love of her before. Recently, I saw an episode where she…

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LEMON AND ROSEMARY ALMOND CAKE

I recently bought John Whaite’s fab new book Perfect Plates In 5 Ingredients…in which each recipe has just 5 ingredients (plus the essentials of olive oil/butter/salt/pepper). The more baking and cooking I do, the more I love a straighforward recipe with as few ingredients as possible. As soon as I see…

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ROAST CHICKEN & CHORIZO

I had friends over for dinner a couple of nights ago and I wanted to make something easy to prepare, yet really tasty. So I made my go-to recipe of roast chicken and chorizo. It is ridiculously simple to make, yet tastes like you’ve put loads of effort into it.…

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CHOCOLATE ORANGE HOT CROSS BUNS

Easter is fast approaching and I do love a holiday that is heavily based around food, especially when that food is cake and chocolate. Hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter but I must admit I’m not a fan of the traditional ones. I don’t like dried fruits so a spiced bun full…

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