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Spotted Dick

Spotted Dick

To me this is a pudding for those cold days plus I can not help but love those old school day puddings
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Christmas Flapjacks

Christmas Flapjacks

These are a complete experiment but according to my other half he thinks they are fantastic, and that does mean a lot to me as he is not a fan of cakes and bakes
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Soft white bread rolls

Soft white bread rolls

After many attempts at getting my bread not to have a crusty top and be nice and soft. I have finally managed to get the recipe just how I have wanted it to be
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Bonfire Night Toffee

Bonfire Night Toffee

I have enjoyed making this today more so because my hubby has been in the kitchen helping me while I was do the thermometer checks
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Orange Zest Sweet Pastry

Orange Zest Sweet Pastry

If you are scared it will shrink to much you can leave on the excess and trim it off after baking which I did the second tome I bake this pastry
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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

This is fantastic on toast or in cakes its even better in a tart, by that I mean a chocolate pastry filled with chocolate filling then this on top decorated with roasted nuts
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Rich sweet Shortcrust

Rich sweet Shortcrust

Once it is all combined turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead to form a smooth dough. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely in the tin
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Millinaires Flapjacks

Millinaires Flapjacks

This recipe was left to me by my belated mother in law and yesterday was the first time I have ever made it and I must say it really is yummy
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Millionaires tarts

Millionaires tarts

With the pastry you can add some of the orange zest as well but as our grater was in use I had to forgo it
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Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Chocolate Ganache Recipe

So I am trying to simplify my blog so I have done some tabs at the top with certain sections, one of those sections is an Index
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Chocolate and Peppermint bars

Chocolate and Peppermint bars

If you want to colour the icing do so, normally when I have made the icing I divide it between two bowls and do one red and one green then do some stripes of icing onto the bars but since I was a bit rushed doing these and forgot to buy some more food colouring other than the red I used for making the red velvet cupcakes I left it plain
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Butter cake

Butter cake

Place onto the bottom shelf of your oven and bake for or until the skewer comes out clean. This recipe I have used for ages it is just a basic sponge normally I use vanilla extract in it but today I decided to use lemon juice, the only reason I used this was because I have some in a bottle and it needed to be used
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Chocolate Roulade

Chocolate Roulade

I was not planning on making this the first thing this year I was planning on making was cupcake with Italian butter cream at the request of my daughter but after going shopping with my christmas vouchers to Kates cookshop I saw a swiss roll tin, Now I had one at one point then when we moved it went missing as things do and I had put of buying one as I do not make them very often but when I saw this I just new I had to have it
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coffee cake with butterscotch icing

coffee cake with butterscotch icing

It's just one of those cake I would take if I was going to a coffee morning or if I ever got round to selling my cakes this would be one of the ones I would sell
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My Stollen experiment

My Stollen experiment

This cake is a tradition for my family, especially on my mums side, I have had stollen at Christmas ever since I can remember, I must admit when I was growing up we would normally buy from the shops