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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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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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HOMEMADE NUTELLA

I have been testing out some recipes lately, mainly experimenting with fillings for profiteroles. Whilst I was standing in my kitchen, eating Nutella out of the jar with a tablespoon (yes, I’m a pig!), I decided to come up with a chocolate hazelnut filling for my profiteroles.  Since its a very…

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THE BEST SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM EVER!

I am not a big fan of ice cream, I never have been. Not sure why. I just never found it particularly enjoyable to eat. Maybe its because I have sensitive teeth and it hurts, maybe its because you get brain freeze when you eat it too quickly. Its just…

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MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD

When I posted photos of my Jubilee party, I got a lot of people messaging me asking me how I made my millionaire shortbread so here is my very simple recipe… INGREDIENTS For the shortbread: 250g (8.8oz) plain flour 75g (2.6oz) caster sugar 175g (6.1oz) butter, softened For the caramel:…

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MINI CHEESECAKES

For the base 150g Digestive biscuits or Graham Crackers 75g butter, melted 1 tbsp caster sugar For the filling 375g cream cheese, at room temperature 112g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 150ml double/heavy cream 30ml lemon juice Splash of vanilla extract Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan)/350°F and line a…

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CHOCOLATE PROFITEROLES

I think its safe to say I have a lot of weaknesses when it comes to food in general but I think my biggest weakness has to be chocolate profiteroles. I adore them. The light airiness of the choux pastry, the rich softness of the whipped cream and the smooth,…

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PERFECT PAVLOVA

Pavlova is also one of my favourite puddings. Unfortunately, I never feel sick from it so I can just eat and eat and eat! This is my fool proof recipe: Serves 12-14 (depending on how greedy you are!) TIP: Before you make this, please bear in mind it should ideally…

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MINI BANOFFEE PIES

  While I was making my banoffee pie recently, I decided it might be nice to make some mini ones. They’re so easily, its literally a case of assembling them…

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AMAZING BANOFFEE PIE

Banoffee Pie is my friend Denise’s favourite dessert and seeing as it was her birthday this weekend, I thought I’d make one and bring it into the office on Friday so we could start the celebrations early. This is a great dessert to make as it is so easy, and…

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HESTON’S LEMON TART

When I was trying to decide what dessert to make for my friends Louise and Tony last weekend, I couldn’t make up my mind between something rich and sweet or something clean and light. I started off my thinking I might do individual melting-middle chocolate fondants, then I thought I…

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