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Glorious food!

Possibly the Best Brownies You’ll Ever Make

Let’s face it. Brownies are the best. Whether you like them gooey, gorgeous and melting in the middle, or with a beautiful bite, they are quite possibly the most indulgent, delicious, chocolate dessert ever. Brownies are a favourite amongst everyone, unless … Continue reading

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Home Grown Cherries and Cherry Curd Recipe

Eight years ago, when we knew very little about trees or gardening, we planted two trees in our garden, about a meter apart. One was a dwarf plum tree and the other a cherry tree. The plum tree never gave … Continue reading

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3 Layer Chocolate Mousse

There is nothing as deflating as being in the mood to bake and finding out that a piece of your equipment has given in. These past two weeks have been all about experimenting and making something I haven’t before. And … Continue reading

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Oreo (Cookies and Cream) Cheesecake

Everybody has a signature dessert. One that they’ve adapted and changed until it’s just perfect. They don’t need a recipe, they’ve made their own up from all the changes they’ve made to make the dessert exactly the way they want … Continue reading

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Rainbow Cookies 

Let’s face it. The inner child in us loves bold, bright colours. It doesn’t matter how classy or sophisticated we try to be, we can’t help really craving the sweet, chewy texture of cookies combined with the little drops of … Continue reading

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Black Forest Gateu

Black Forest Gateau is a luxurious, indulgent, retro dessert that is creamy, rich, chocolaty and tangy. It has been one of my favourite cake desserts for as long as I can remember, but it was always something that was bought … Continue reading

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Bread Rolls

Bread always seemed like a daunting bake to me. I once made doughnuts and the process of getting yeast to rise and allowing it enough time to do so, instantly made me think that it would be really difficult to … Continue reading

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Simple Chocolate Cake/ Cupcakes

Simple chocolate cakes/ cupcakes are the most requested bakes I get on Instagram. These cakes are simple, really quick and require very little expert skills, but taste amazing. They melt in the mouth and the chocolate satisfies that chocolate craving. This … Continue reading

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Malteser Tiffin

As a university student with a mum who works full time, it can be difficult to find the time or activities to do together. Especially as my mother’s idea of a good time doesn’t involve bowling, or the cinema, or … Continue reading

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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Cookies

Every once in a while we have those days where we crave the taste of a home made treat but just don’t have the energy to spend a couple of hours beating, blending and baking up a masterpiece. For those … Continue reading

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The (30 miles North of) Manchester Tart

School dinners: the Marmite of childhood. Sometimes loved, sometimes despised, but almost always the subject of some fond distant memory. In the days of hot school lunches followed by a limited but exciting range of puddings at the ripe old age … Continue reading

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Buttercream Bonanza

Finding that perfect recipe for a buttercream frosting can be very difficult. Sometimes you follow the instructions,obsessively, measuring out exact amounts and it still ends up too sloppy or too tough, or just a mess in every way possible. The … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Orange Cupcake Craze

On a Saturday (or any other day for that matter), after a hard week at University or work, there’s nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself with a cupcake. And if you’re going to the trouble of making cupcakes, you may … Continue reading

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The Cheesecake Concoctions

For my first food related blog how could I not write about write about my famous cheesecake. Even if by famous I mean only amongst my family members. Over the years (4 to be precise) I have tried 5 different … Continue reading

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