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slow cooker christmas pudding

Traditional Christmas pudding

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Other, Puddings On November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Excuse the poor picture. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a good pic of a Christmas pudding. They’re either busy phut-phuting away on the stove all wrapped up… Read More »

coffee and walnut cake from book

Coffee & walnut cake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On November 18, 2014 3 Comments

I went to a reasonably posh school. For Leicester that is. It wasn’t the really posh one where the kids got so much pocket money they spent the… Read More »

ginger cake scoff

Ginger cake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On November 12, 2014 1 Comment

How ready for Christmas are you? I am feeling pretty smug to be honest. I don’t want to rub your faces in it, but really I’m almost done…. Read More »

blueberry almond and lemon traybake

Berry, lemon & almond traybake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On October 28, 2014 2 Comments

I got a little star struck at the weekend. I was at the BBC Bakes and Cakes Show and had access to the green room. This is the… Read More »

Kitchenalia

Giveaway & review #32 – Kitchenalia book

In Other On October 28, 2014 18 Comments

Kitchenalia is one of those books I would probably pick up at my chic friend Anuszka’s house and covet. Then I’d borrow it, keep it for too long… Read More »

halloween jelly worms in dirt

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 »

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 »

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 37 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 »

sunshine cake with pineapple and carrot

Sunshine cake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On September 16, 2014 7 Comments

This is a serious blog post. Well as serious as cake gets. I want to warn you in case you’re expecting the usual drivel about babies and weight… Read More »