Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte & Cashew Baklava

It’s not often I get to bake something a little bit different from the norm but these two #StorkTwist recipes delivered it in bucket loads.

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Cranberry Apple Loaf & Choc Nut Roll

Two more lovely #GBBO inspired recipes for you this week – all the fun without any of the pressure from the judges ;)

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Cranberry & Apple Loaf spiked with ginger


and a much easier Chocolate Nut Roll recipe!

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Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers & Kouign Amann

This weeks #GBBO inspired recipes

My favourite #StorkTwist recipe of this years Bake Off – Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers

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And, the pastry none of the bakers had heard of – a Kouign Amann my version with Salted Caramel and Pecans.  

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Day 9 – Toffee Pecan Roulade

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Who loves a Toffee Pecan Meringue Roulade at Christmas?

This is the perfect dessert to make ahead and store in the freezer.  Just right for whipping out, defrosting and serving up in a flash.


5 egg whites, large

2 tsps cornflour

225g light muscovado sugar

40g pecans, chopped


250ml double cream

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Day 6 – Honey Roast Nuts

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Fancy something different to give as a gift?  These honey roast nuts are just the job.  Sorry to my friends and family, I’ve been munching on these myself – oops!


300g peanuts

150g cashew nuts

90g pecans

80g honey

50g light muscovado sugar

30g butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp salt

25g caster sugar


1 tsp salt

20g caster sugar

Line a roasting tin or baking tray with non-stick paper or a reusable silicone liner.

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Blue Monday and Walnut Biscuits

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Hello gang!  Hope you’ve all had a fab summer hols?  Well I’m back to the baking and kicking off with a savoury recipe for these delicious blue cheese and walnut biscuits.

Over the summer I made thousands of biscuits (quite literally) for Alex James – to be served at the launch of Blue Monday at The Big Feastival.  

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Homemade Granola


If you think of Granola do you think dry crunchy boring stuff?  How wrong you’d be – I’m eating this stuff by the handful and really have to stop myself for going back for more .  Try making your own, you won’t be disappointed!

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Blueberry and Hazelnut Chocolate Florentines

Blueberry and Hazelnut Chocolate Florentines

Florentines are notoriously tricky blighters, seemingly simple but accurate measurements are needed (Ruth are you paying attention, no really paying attention?  Okay out come the digital scales).
Florentines also need to go on the tray well spaced apart, another instruction in recipes I fail to ‘get’ and frequently end up chiselling a sheet of florentines from a baking tray, add to that the messy affair of coating the monkeys in chocolate and we’re talking baking disaster tantrums.  

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