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chocolate brownie on a serving dish with fresh multicoloured strawberries

Easy to make Chocolate Brownies.


Biscuit (aka cookie) Brownies! This week’s recipe is a delightful twist on my ever-popular decadent biscoff brownie recipe. If you love brownies and biscuits (aka cookies), you’re in for a treat! These easy-to-make chocolate brownies incorporate biscuits, adding a deliciously crunchy texture to the rich, fudginess of a good brownie. I used mini Oreos and chocolate Jammie Dodgers but you…

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popcorn

New signature cake you have to make!


Fun new recipe! This week we’re going sweet! and a bit sweeter than that! This recipe is definitely for all those sweet-tooths! It’s fun, it’s customisable, it’s colourful and it is most delicious! How did it come about? So, I was going to make a chocolate refrigerator cake and realised that as I’d planned to use the biscuits for the…

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branch of blossom with a china egg hanging

Tasty Easter weekend baking you’ll love.


Long weekend! Whilst some of you may not have the luxury of a long weekend this week, here in the UK there are two extra days to the weekend! Good Friday (tomorrow) and Easter Monday (after the weekend). Spring is really in the air and traditionally this is the time when families get together for meals – perhaps the first…

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pancakes

Which great culinary festival will you choose?


Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Valentine’s Day This week presents us with a delightful predicament: three distinct culinary experiences vying for our attention! As we navigate through the celebrations of Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Valentine’s Day, each offers its unique flavours, traditions, and festivities. Choosing just one to focus on this week seems almost impossible, so instead,…

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sausage rolls

An easy veggie twist on the traditional sausage roll


#GBBO Party Week If you are watching the Great British Bake Off (#GBBO) you will know that this week was party food week. There is so much choice for party foods, but pastries always seem to make an appearance! Now, I am a bit fussy when it comes to pastry, and much prefer the filling, even if it’s a crispy,…

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beignets or sfenj with icing sugar on a wire rack

Dessert they’ll love you to add to your staples!


Sfenj! Whatever goes in in the world, people still manage to carry on and just get on with things! This week a recipe was shared with me for these Moroccan pastries. Whilst a literal translation is likely to bring up ‘donuts’, or indeed ‘sponge’ these are basically rings of unsweetened fried dough. As you may know, I prefer my foods…

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apple turnovers

Something easy & tasty for your weekend


Apple Turnovers! If you are the more experienced side of forty years old, you may remember that choice in supermarkets used to be very limited. Independent shops were everywhere and you visited the greengrocer, the butchers and the bakers to get your vegetables, meat and pastries. Of course, you can still do that today and I would definitely encourage supporting…

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individual lemon tart with whipped cream and raspberries on a pretty plate

Love a twist on custard with Lemon Tarts


Bite sized desserts Sometimes, especially when the weather is hotting up (we’ve had 29c in UK this week), it’s nice to have mini individual desserts. Two things make bite sized desserts preferable over larger ones (or maybe 3); firstly, they look presentable at all times, secondly they are very easy to customise for each persons preferences and thirdly, they are…

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bundt cake vegan

Easily make this cake fit for a King!


Coronation Weekend This weekend (Saturday, May 6th 2023), the UK will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. Although for many people, it is just an extra day off (an new Bank Holiday has been added on Monday 8th May), others are planning events to commemorate the occasion. The event will have significant television and radio coverage as the new…

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