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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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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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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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FRENCH TOAST RASPBERRY ROLL-UPS

If you don’t already follow the Tasty videos on Buzzfeed, you really should. Every day they produce quick, easy videos of delicious looking meals. I look forward to their videos popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed each day, and find myself becoming mesmerised by these 50 second videos of recipes that look…

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WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE

I was watching the Food Network yesterday, (surprise surprise) and Ina was on, as always. I have a deep love for Ina, or the Barefoot Contessa as she is otherwise known.  I have expressed my love for her before and always take great pleasure watching her programmes. Yesterday, in an episode…

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CHOCOLATE BEETROOT BROWNIES

I recently discovered Farmdrop, an online farmers market, and as part of my first order I bought some beautiful beetroot. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it until one Sunday afternoon I was craving chocolate brownies so I started looking out the ingredients I needed…

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GINGERBREAD CAKE WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Its cold and miserable outside so I thought I would post this seasonal recipe for gingerbread cake. Oddly, even though I’m no fan of ginger, I actually love gingerbread cake and just as I was thinking of making one, Barefoot Contessa came on the Food Network with her gingerbread cupcakes! There were…

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SWEETENED LABNEH WITH MIXED BERRIES

One of my favourite desserts is Greek yoghurt with mixed berries and honey. Very simple, but delicious. Recently, I had labneh, a strained yoghurt, in a salad and remembered how much I liked it.  So yesterday, I decided to strain the Greek yoghurt I had in my fridge, and make it…

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‘HEALTHY’ SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CUPS

My diet has changed quite dramatically recently. I’m not sure when or even if I will return to how I was eating last year and I’m well aware the name of my blog doesn’t match how I’m eating at the moment, so for the time being I’m looking for healthier…

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MINCE PIE MASTERCLASS AT BREAD AHEAD

On Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending Bread Ahead‘s mince pie masterclass, courtesy of my friend Felicity.  Bread Ahead is a bakery and school set up by Matt Jones (founder of Flour Power), situated in the heart of Borough Market, London.  Together with co-owner Justin Gellatly (former Head Baker at St…

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NUTTY, BUTTERY, ADDICTIVE FLAPJACKS

I’m not usually a fan of flapjacks. Generally I think they’re a waste of calories. They look deceptively healthy and yet they’re usually full of fat and if I’m going to eat something like that I’d rather it involved chocolate. However, the last time I was at home visiting my…

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