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Orange meringue pie

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On June 3, 2014 3 Comments

I am reaching the terrified stage. I’ve done the hypno birthing course. I’ve re read all my birthing books. I’m trying to keep my feet up. But there’s… Read More »

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Review & Giveaway #20 – Emma Jane’s Bakery button stamps

In Giveaways On May 31, 2014 173 Comments

Who knew a button shaped biscuit could cause such excitement? I popped up a pic of the ginger biscuits I made with these stamps late on a Friday… Read More »

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Coco pop mini chocolate éclairs

In Pastry On May 27, 2014 2 Comments

The cronut craze of last year has been and gone. Did you try making them? I didn’t. It was probably the thought of both croissant dough and deep… Read More »

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Review & giveaway #19 – Patisserie book

In Giveaways On May 27, 2014 97 Comments

This book is serious. It’s more than serious, it’s almost deadly. A weighty tome that had to be picked up from the post office – it was too… Read More »

cheesy bread sticks

Cheesy bread sticks

In Breads, Snacks On May 22, 2014 2 Comments

A very easy alternative to their less healthy cousin, the cheese straw. These are bread based rather than pastry based. Perfect for picnics, little ones, and for dipping…. Read More »

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Easy rough puff pastry sausage rolls

In Pastry, Snacks On May 22, 2014 1 Comment

I have to admit to not having made puff pastry since I practised for the Bake Off. Does that make me lazy? No. Just busy. It actually doesn’t… Read More »

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Flatbreads

In Breads On May 22, 2014 0 Comments

This is a special request recipe for a dear friend who especially likes picnics in summer. One year ago: Simple chocolate ganache tart and Meringue roses and Flat… Read More »

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Brazilian cheese bread

In Breads, Other, Pastry, Snacks On May 20, 2014 4 Comments

Are you a lazy bones or a take on too much kind of a person? I think I am both if that’s at all possible. I seem to… Read More »

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Review & giveaway #17 – Baking Deco sets

In Giveaways On May 20, 2014 181 Comments

I do love a good bakeware catalogue and am ashamed to say I tend to take them to bed with me for an early night. Well Baking Deco… Read More »

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Food bloggers confidential with the Botanical Baker

In Other On May 15, 2014 2 Comments

Urvashi and I met on 2011 The Great British Bake Off. She wowed the judges with her perfect little tartlets and frankly everything she produced was just perfect…. Read More »