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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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CARIBBEAN SWEET POTATO PONE

Every month I look forward to the new issue of Delicious Magazine landing at my front door, and this month was no exception. It was jam-packed full of amazing Autumnal recipes and this recipe in particular caught my eye. I have never heard of sweet potato pone before but reading chef Shivi…

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SALTED CARAMEL MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD

I was recently luckily enough to be sent a copy of Jane Hornby’s new book What To Bake And How To Bake It. The book is aimed at amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires. Each of the 50 delicious recipes is accompanied by photographs of…

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED PISTACHIO MADELEINES

Contrary to my last post about cutting out cakes and sweet stuff, and focusing more on a healthy diet, here is a recipe for chocolate-dipped pistachio madeleines!  Even though I am not technically eating cake at the moment, I still love baking.  So on Monday night I suddenly had an…

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CRANACHAN CHEESECAKES

Last night was Burns Night, and Scots all over the world will have celebrated the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns with a Burns Supper.  Traditionally a Burns Supper consists of haggis, neeps and tatties and usually ends with Cranachan, a traditional Scottish dessert made from a mixture of whipped…

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PANDORO SANTA HATS

This is just a quick idea of something cute and Christmassy to make for Christmas parties or get-togethers.  I had some friends coming round to mine last weekend and as always at Christmas, I had a pandoro in my kitchen. If you don’t know what a pandoro is, its an…

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INA’s CHIPOTLE & ROSEMARY ROASTED NUTS

I am a huge fan of Ina Garten. HUGE. I love her. At times I almost feel like she’s my flatmate, she’s on my TV so much!  I have written about my love of her before so I wont drone on about her again. It was just to say that I…

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NANAIMO BARS

I have a lot recipe books in my flat. A LOT! I have bookshelves full of them in my spare room, I have shelves being weighed down in my living room by them, I have piles of them on various tables around my flat. I even have a pile of…

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NUTELLA FINANCIERS

Last week my friend Nick emailed me asking how much I wanted a Nutella book. My answer? A LOT! I found it on Amazon, it arrived the next day and flicking through it, I wanted to make everything. The easiest recipe, and one which I knew I had all the…

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S’MORES BARS

S’mores are a very popular American treat, traditionally made around a campfire and consisting of a roasted marshmallow and layer of chocolate sandwiched between two Graham Crackers. I grew up hearing about them in American movies and TV shows and was always intrigued, but they never made it over to…

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LEMON CURD

It’s absolutely freezing outside. And when the weather is like this, I need to cheer myself up a bit. Keen for an injection of sunshine, I decided to make some lemon curd. I adore lemon curd, having always had it on toast for breakfast as a child. There is a…

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RASPBERRY ROCKY ROAD

This recipe for raspberry rocky road is one of my favourites. It also seems to be a favourite of most of my friends and family, most notably my sister in law, Sami. When she was pregnant with my nephew last year she would request it ‘for the baby’ and I…

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