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Raspberry Trifle

Raspberry Trifle

Pour the custard into a jug and put a piece of clingfilm pressed onto the top of the custard to stop skin forming while it cools down
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Mary Berry Cooks... Rich Chocolate Traybake with swirly icing

Mary Berry Cooks... Rich Chocolate Traybake with swirly icing

Firstly, I feel strangely coy about our decision, subsequently executed at the beginning of the year, to sell our beloved Daisy and upgrade to Sadie (or Wussie as she seems to be referred to mostly, based on an unfortunate number plate)
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Date & Walnut Loaf

Date & Walnut Loaf

The circumstances under which you could claim unfair dismissal and the amount of compensation you might be entitled to
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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

But I fancy a curry feast this evening - the Husband's been away all week and Pink has had a night away with school so this evening will feel celebratory, with all of us back in the fold
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Spicy Marrow & Coconut Soup

Spicy Marrow & Coconut Soup

It is indeed that time of year where I gnash my teeth and wonder yet again what I am going to do with all those bloody courgettes - particularly as the kids would rather pull out their fingernails than willingly eat them aren't keen
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Apple & Almond Bake

Apple & Almond Bake

She recommends flour, sugar and butter - and if you fancy going out on a limb (go on, you know you want to) you could replace some of the flour with oats
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Sticky Ginger Cake with Lemon Icing

Sticky Ginger Cake with Lemon Icing

There's a lot going on, of which more, I hope, in a few weeks when 'the lot' has concluded and I can tell you all about it (I expect you are intrigued now)
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Bread by any other name

Bread by any other name

But there are occasions when bread of sorts is required, and to that end I've been resorting to the quick breads that don't require any kind of leavening agent, or if they do, rely on the cake maker's friends
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'Against all the odds' chocolate cake

'Against all the odds' chocolate cake

I do occasionally toy with the idea of making the same thing a few times over the course of a few weeks so that the family get variations on a theme and I hit perfection, but you and I both know that I'd have a mutiny on my hands pretty quickly, and I'd lose patience, so what actually happens is that I have to get on with whatever great idea I've had, and hope that it turns out allright, otherwise I won't have anything to blog about that week
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Cherry & Almond Cake - Gluten & Dairy free

Cherry & Almond Cake - Gluten & Dairy free

It's that time of year again, when I wonder exactly what happened to the last few months, and how on earth have we come to the end (nearly) of another school year
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Savoury Scones for the Six Nations

Savoury Scones for the Six Nations

One of the very different things about living in Wales as compared to England is the strength of feeling invested in rugby
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Cassoulet - a #FlavourfromFrance

Cassoulet - a #FlavourfromFrance

The whole point of this dish is that it's warming and sustaining. Only natural, then, that my thoughts would head south west, and with the Welsh weather at its cold, damp grimmest, to that French peasant staple, Cassoulet
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Sticky Toffee Cake

Sticky Toffee Cake

Of course it's not bad that they want to do these things - it's all good stuff - but I always swore I wouldn't be the harassed mother in the car, ferrying her children from activity to activity, and certainly not the tiger mother filling up every spare minute of her children's time, but somehow, driven by the children, this has happened
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Banoffee Cake

Banoffee Cake

There was no sorry end, no gorging resulting in horrible after effects, but for someone who had only ever experienced banana tarted up with (a) milk and brown sugar (b) yoghurt and hot chocolate powder or (c) custard, you'll appreciate that the presentation of it in a pie, with the glory of caramel, and in this initial encounter, (as I recall) a liberal amount of cream, it was sophistication that I hadn't even dreamt of - and given that boys didn't feature much in my life at that stage, it was about the most exciting thing I had come across
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Language matters & lemon cake

Language matters & lemon cake

Sure, the fact that most primary schools in the area were 'Welsh Medium' caused me to raise my eyebrows, and run to Mumsnet where I found stories of children being punished for speaking English in the playground (not at the specific school where Blue & Pink are now happily ensconsed, you understand, but generally) and began to panic, but I just assumed that most people - certainly of my generation and younger - spoke English outside educational establishments
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Chorizo Crusted Cod

Chorizo Crusted Cod

I used cod in the title of this post, and I have used cod, but any firm white fish works, the more sustainable the better
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Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes

Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes

While the rest of the western world is putting up their Christmas trees and decking their halls, I have had my mind on camp fire cooking this last week