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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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RIDICULOUSLY MOREISH COCONUT COOKIES

A few weeks ago we had a truly lovely girl called Irene come to our office for work experience. We all loved her immediately and then she made us love her more by baking for us. She made us these coconut cookies. I couldn’t believe how good they tasted and…

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ITS PANCAKE DAY!

Its Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day! One of my favourite days of the year. Yes, I know I can have pancakes at any time throughout the year but there is something special about having a day dedicated to pancakes. They really are the simplest things to make. I find it…

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CRANACHAN

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert, made from a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey (preferably heather honey), and fresh raspberries with toasted oatmeal. This deliciously simple dessert is a perfect way to end a Burns Supper. Ingredients: 40g medium or coarse oatmeal 200g raspberries 400ml double cream 2 tbsp…

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NIGELLA’S SWEET & SALTY CRUNCHY NUT BARS

The Food Network is played in my flat pretty much constantly and over the Christmas period Nigella seemed to be on so much, it almost felt like she spent Christmas with us! I know most of her recipes by heart now but one that popped up recently that I hadn’t…

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MADELEINES

My friend Jordan has been on and on at me for weeks to make him madeleines. When he lived in Paris he used to buy madeleines every day. Seeing as he was clearly going to compare my madeleines to those made my a Parisian pastry chef, I was understandably nervous,…

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SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIES

As you may of may not know, it is still National Chocolate Week…what a wonderful name for a ‘week’.  What could be better than a chocolate week? Anyway…this wondrous ‘week’ gave me a marvellous excuse to try out some chocolate recipes I’ve had my eye on. One recipe I was desperate to…

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CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO FUDGE

Continuing my theme on chocolate, since it’s National Chocolate Week, here is a recipe I found in Good Housekeeping’s Chocolate Collection for Chocolate & Pistachio fudge. A lot of recipes for this fudge will include butter but this one doesn’t, and I don’t think the recipe needs it.  This is…

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NIGELLA’S TOTALLY CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Today marks the first day of National Chocolate Week (8th – 14th October), and if a week devoted to celebrating chocolate isn’t a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is!  To this end, I thought I would make some of Nigella Lawson’s Totally Chocolate Chocolate Cookies to mark the occasion. These cookies are…

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BLACKBERRY & HAZELNUT FRIANDS

I was reading the Observer Food Monthly on the tube home the other day and was pouring over the recipes from Nigel Slater’s new book The Kitchen Diaries II when I saw this recipe for blackberry & hazelnut friands. They looked beautiful and running over the ingredients I realised that…

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QUICK & EASY APPLE PIE

My friend Louise has a beautiful apple tree in her garden and brought a load of its apples into work for me to bake with.  These seasonal apples are perfect for pies and crumbles. I made a blackberry and apple crumble with them last week and this week I decided…

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