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slow cooker christmas pudding

Traditional Christmas pudding

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Other, Puddings On November 21, 2014 0 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 2 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 »

parkin

Parkin for Bonfire night

In Cakes and Bakes On November 4, 2014 3 Comments

Now before you go and send me a sternly worded email about this not being an authentic Parkin recipe like Aunt Hilda used to make, or that really… Read More »

caramac cheesecake

Caramac & ginger cheesecake

In Cakes and Bakes On November 4, 2014 5 Comments

I am never happy. No, I don’t mean I’m a depressive. I think I was depressed for about 2 months back in 1999, but other than that have… 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 »

dairy free chocolate and ginger cookies

Dairy free baking

In Baking, Biscuits, Cakes and Bakes On October 23, 2014 4 Comments

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 »

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 »

spiced apple cupcakes

No mixer spiced apple cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On October 8, 2014 7 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 4 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 »