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White Chocolate and Passionfruit Cake

White Chocolate and Passionfruit Cake

It was my birthday at the beginning of June and, having moved back home, Ruth is no longer in the vicinity so couldn’t provide me with a fabulous cake as she normally would
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Tips for making, flavouring & decorating cakes

Tips for making, flavouring & decorating cakes

Admittedly, for home consumption this is not the biggest problem in the world. You can use a Victoria Sandwich mixture but I prefer a lighter sponge such as the recipe I give at the bottom of the page
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Tea Time Treats for January 2013: The Round-Up with Citrus Delights!

Tea Time Treats for January 2013: The Round-Up with Citrus Delights!

Her Orange and Passion Fruit Cupcakes have a light fruity and refreshing taste to them, and the inspiration for the cakes came to her during a recent shopping trip to a local farm shop,  when Angela spotted some home-made curds, and as soon as she saw the jar of passion fruit and orange,  she knew I wanted to use in these little cakes
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Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes / OXO Giveaway

Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes / OXO Giveaway

He has been in the States for many years, but I am always trying to impress him with something to eat from his home country
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Top Ten Ways to Bake Your Family Happy…

Top Ten Ways to Bake Your Family Happy…

When I do sweet baking at home, it tends to be the more basic things and they always go down a treat
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The National Trust Cookbook, 100 Recipes Of Traditional And Modern Cooking

The National Trust Cookbook, 100 Recipes Of Traditional And Modern Cooking

These are the sort of recipes that a home chef should be able to create in their own kitchen. It will make a great addition to any home cook’s book shelf
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Bacon, Onion & Basil Quiche #Bakeoftheweek

Bacon, Onion & Basil Quiche #Bakeoftheweek

Traditional Peanut Pancakes aka Apam Balik from ET Speaks From Home – I love how Bake of the Week helps me learn about different cultures and their foods
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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

I tasted one or two cakes, but took away most of them in an irresistibly cute “doggy bag”, to eat at home the next day
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Baby Shower

Baby Shower

On another trip to Home Sense I found this adorable frog set. One of my friends is having a baby boy (actually, by the time this goes out, I'm hoping she's had him
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FRAISIER

FRAISIER

I’d love to pretend that I saw these strawberries at an artisan/farmers market and I brought them home wrapped in a brown paper bag, nestled in my wicker basket
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Stacey Solomon Goes Baking Mad with Dr Oetker

Stacey Solomon Goes Baking Mad with Dr Oetker

From matering the art of cake decorating to whipping up delicious treats to impress friends and family, each tutorial will help people at home perfect their skills and techniques to become an Even Better Baker
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A perfect Bank Holiday weekend

A perfect Bank Holiday weekend

On Saturday, we welcomed our lovely friends M&L and their beautiful daughter A, and the five of us spent a fabulous day monkeying around with the Barbary Macaques at Trentham's Monkey Forest
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21 Christmas Gift Ideas for Vegetarian & Vegan Foodies!

21 Christmas Gift Ideas for Vegetarian & Vegan Foodies!

Premier Homewares have brought out a gorgeously quirky range of metal tins for around the home, and this ‘Shake’ tin has been used so much already, with both flour for rolling out pastry, and icing sugar for dredging over mince pies and other pastries
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Creme Egg Brownies #Bakeoftheweek

Creme Egg Brownies #Bakeoftheweek

Beautiful and one of my favourites, Coffee & Walnut Cake from ET Speaks From Home. Some super tips for following a vegan diet in this post from The Veg Space aswell as this fabulous Vegan Victoria Sponge
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January Tea Time Treats Round Up

January Tea Time Treats Round Up

No shop bought mousse will ever come close to the joy that is a home made chocolate mousse.  This recipe brings back fabulous childhood memories of Mum cooking eggy bread on the Aga when we had a glut of eggs
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Just a little something I whipped up

Just a little something I whipped up

That seems such a strange concept now, we all eat at our desks, but Dad would come always come home from the family garage business at lunchtime
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February’s Credit Crunch Munch Round-up

February’s Credit Crunch Munch Round-up

And now for a post from Karen over at Lavender and Lovage – a very thrifty Home Made Chicken Stock-Recipe because we really should get the full value out of our roast poultry
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A Christmas Round Up

A Christmas Round Up

I then spread a layer of homemade bitter orange compote followed by dark chocolate mousse. In the last week of November I entered a competition held by the Evening Standard for the "Best Cake in Show"