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    Maple Apple Pecan Cake & Raspberry Ombre Cheesecake

    June 27th, 2016

    I’ve been busy in the kitchen once again developing recipes for Bake with Stork and have a couple more to share with you today. (with an amended link for the cheesecake x)

    The first is a delightful Maple Apple Pecan Cake, just the perfect cake for a slice with your afternoon cuppa, plus its a quick and easy one to make too. If you fancy giving it a go then the recipe is right here, it’s baked at 160c(fan) for 40 minutes in case you can’t find the oven temp on the recipe.

    Next up is heaven on a plate….otherwise known as a Raspberry Ombre Cheesecake

    Shaded layers of light whipped raspberry cheesecake on top of a chocolate biscuit base – yes please line me up a slice!  You can find the recipe plus my step by step pics just here Read the rest of this entry “

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    Maple Apple Pecan Cake & Raspberry Ombre Cheesecake

    June 24th, 2016

    I’ve been busy in the kitchen once again developing recipes for Bake with Stork and have a couple more to share with you today.

    The first is a delightful Maple Apple Pecan Cake, just the perfect cake for a slice with your afternoon cuppa, plus its a quick and easy one to make too. If you fancy giving it a go then the recipe is right here – it’s baked at 160c (fan), Gas Mark 4 for 40 minutes in case you can’t spot that in the recipe.

    Next up is heaven on a plate….otherwise known as a Raspberry Ombre Cheesecake

    Shaded layers of light whipped raspberry cheesecake on top of a chocolate biscuit base – yes please line me up a slice!  You can find the recipe plus my step by step pics just here Read the rest of this entry “

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    Patrons Lunch Inspiration

    June 10th, 2016

    This weekend far and wide we’re celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday, time to hang the bunting and wave those flags!  However you’re joining in the celebrations my recipes for Bake with Stork would make a fab addition to your own Patrons Lunch!  Click on the links for the full recipes x

    Royal Jam Tarts – no street party would be complete without a quick batch of these!

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    Mini Chocolate Victoria Sponges – bitesize and easy to share, mini chocolate cakes served with strawberries and cream – what could be better?!

    Whatever you’re up to this birthday weekend have a fabulous time and let’s hope for some lovely weather too!

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    The Pink Whisk Kitchen – Gadgets

    May 26th, 2016

    So here is another little snippet of life in the new Pink Whisk Kitchen, and some of my favourite bits too – the gadgets!  I love a good dose of technology, products that make life quicker and easier.  Spending so much time in the kitchen I knew that I had to do all I could to make the kitchen work for me.  Here’s some of my favourite things…

    Aquatap

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    I knew when planning the kitchen that I wanted a boiling water tap (I work powered by tea)  I also knew I didn’t particularly want it setting on to the sink (just my preference).  We looked at many different sorts of taps, all with varying different tank capacities and different set ups and of course differing costs too.  In my research I came across Heatrae Sadia and the Aquatap,  a British company that do a  selection of units. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Coffee & Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

    May 19th, 2016

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    How about this for sharing with friends or in fact a hungry family?  A lovely coffee and chocolate marble loaf cake for you today.  Quick and easy to rustle up and I’m sure you have all the ingredients to hand!

    Ingredients:

    Cake

    175g butter, softened

    175g caster sugar

    3 eggs, large

    175g self raising flour

    2 tsps of instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

    2 tbsps cocoa powder mixed to a paste with a little boiling water

    Frosting

    100g butter, softened

    200g icing sugar

    2 tsps instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

     

    10g dark chocolate

    Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf cake

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    Appliances – The Pink Whisk Kitchen

    April 1st, 2016

    So you’ve seen the new kitchen, time for me to show you in a bit more detail.  Hopefully if you’re planning a new kitchen these posts might just give you some ideas.  First up let’s talk major appliances!  There are so many decisions to make when planning a new kitchen, it’s an investment and you want to get the right pieces in the right places, I’m pleased to say that here they’re all working super well.  Here’s what I went for…

    Hob

    I knew I didn’t have much space where the hob was to go, certainly not enough to have a 90 or 100cm hob which I would have loved.  A 70cm hob (10cm wider than a standard) has been a fab move if I do say so myself!  It’s a Bosch PCR715M90E bought from AO.com via their eBay shop.  There are 5 gas rings, one being a giant high powered burner in the centre – ideal for a wok but also big stock and soup pans.  If you can squeeze in that extra 10cm of hob it makes a huge difference.

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    I’ve used AO.com in the past for buying appliances and they do deliver a great service, they often turn out to offer the best prices too.  You can get super fast delivery when you need an emergency replacement. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Sweet Easter Bread Wreath

    March 19th, 2016

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    A lovely sweet bread wreath, perfect for sharing with family this Easter.

    Ingredients:

    500g strong white bread flour

    50g caster sugar

    2 ½ tsp dried fast action yeast

    1 tsp salt

    175ml milk, lukewarm

    Zest of 1 orange

    60g butter, softened

    2 eggs, large

    To Decorate

    90g icing sugar

    Juice of 1 orange

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    Revealing the Pink Whisk Kitchen

    March 15th, 2016

    I am hugely pleased, after almost a year since the work began, to reveal my completed new kitchen.

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    It’s been a major task from the planning, budgeting, saving up(!), demolition, rebuilding and fitting out the new space, all whilst trying to retain some semblance of normal family life and to keep working from home through the lot!  For those of you who have undertaken a similar project you’ll know how challenging that has been.

    So here it is in all it’s glory the fabulous new Pink Whisk Kitchen!

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    Easter Chick Cupcakes

    March 7th, 2016

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    I do love a spot of Easter baking, and these fluffy little chicks I’ve come up with for Bake with Stork are just too sweet to miss!

    Lemon sponge cupcakes are a real taste of spring and the sunshiney days that lie ahead, join me and team #StorkChick by baking your own batch of fluffy chicks you can find the recipe and step by steps just here – Ruth’s Chicks

    It’s a quick and easy bake using Stork with Butter, used straight from the fridge, for the lightest sponge perfect for fluffy little Easter chicks.

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    Cookie Dough Pudding

    March 3rd, 2016

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    With Mother’s Day and Easter coming up you might be in need of a quick easy and super delicious pudding, actually this pud doesn’t need an occasion for you to make it – celebrate the weekend with this treat too.

    Served warm straight from the oven this pud is ideal to prepare ahead and bake in the oven whilst you sit down for a meal, soft melty choc chips and a squidgy cookie dough centre you’re bound to please everyone who’s come for tea!

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    Ingredients:

    225g butter, softened

    220g caster sugar

    2 eggs, large

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    280g plain flour

    pinch of salt

    1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    250g chocolate chips

    Preheat the oven to 160c(fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4. Read the rest of this entry “

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