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dairy free chocolate and ginger cookies

Dairy free baking

In Baking, Biscuits, Cakes and Bakes On October 23, 2014 1 Comment

Increasingly I’m being asked for dairy free baking recipes – gluten free too, but one step at a time… For some going dairy free is a simple decision… Read More »

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Halloween party ideas

In Cakes and Bakes, Other, Pasta and Risotto, Pork, Sides, Snacks, Sweets On October 20, 2014 0 Comments

I do love Halloween though I have never been trick or treating. It’s just not in my British nature to knock on someone’s door and give out ultimatums…. Read More »

Mich Turner's Cake School

Giveaway & review #30 – Mich Turner’s Cake School Book

In Giveaways On October 18, 2014 38 Comments

The Bake Off has a lot to answer for. When I was practising in 2011 the only books I could find on the subject were either very much… Read More »

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Giveaway & review #29 – Lorraine Pascale’s How to be a Better Cook

In Giveaways On October 18, 2014 42 Comments

I like Lorraine Pascale. Okay, I’ve never met her and we’re not friends (though Lorraine, I am totally open to cocktails some time in London or even Leicester… Read More »

clarks

Review & giveaway #28 – Clarks syrups

In Giveaways On October 18, 2014 61 Comments

I’ve recently lost over 4 stone (What? you mean you haven’t heard me banging on about it? Oh, you’re being sarcastic.) so anything remotely carby has been off… Read More »

cheese and onion quiche

Cheese & caramelised onion quiche

In Other, Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On October 14, 2014 19 Comments

I have never ever hankered after a daughter. Obviously if one had appeared then I’d have loved her and been very happy indeed. But one never did. And… Read More »

spiced apple cupcakes

No mixer spiced apple cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On October 8, 2014 5 Comments

I love a glut challenge. Any time I’m faced with a lot of any food stuff I come over all war time housewife. I don an apron (which… Read More »

black forest brownies

Black forest brownies

In Cakes and Bakes On September 30, 2014 2 Comments

So youthful types get a bad press in general, no? I know I find myself crossing the road from large groups of teens, as if they’re a dangerous… Read More »

double choc chip bundt cake

Double chocolate chip & orange bundt cake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On September 23, 2014 6 Comments

I fell off the wagon. Thump, spectacularly to the ground. I was so very nearly there. Just 1.5 stone to go in my 5 stone battle of the… Read More »

Eight-apple cake

Eight apple cake + Crumbs cookbook giveaway

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On September 20, 2014 35 Comments

I have long been a fan of the Crumbs blog written by sisters Claire and Lucy. They’re as funny as I’d like to be. And also rather glam… Read More »