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Easter Bake & Make Competition!

Win £500 in John Lewis Vouchers in my Blogger Competition with TwoLittleFleas!

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Creative Eclairs – Blog Hop!

We’re off on a blog hop!  You’ll be forgiven for not knowing quite what one of those is.  I had to admit I didn’t have a clue when it was first mentioned so let me explain…

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To celebrate the very imminent launch of my new book, Creative Eclairs we have rounded up a great bunch of people with really lovely blogs to take a look at the book.  

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Creative Éclairs

Can I interest you in an Éclair or two?


I am sure a plateful would be gone in a flash round here!


The official launch date of my new book, Creative Éclairs  - is the 25th April 2014 but I’ve heard that they’ll be arriving in the UK early – hurrah!

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Lurpak Bake Club February Challenge

Just popping in to let you know that I’m hosting the Lurpak Bake Club February Challenge!

This month’s challenge is loaves.  I know you love to share your baking so head over to Bake Club and get involved.  There’s all in the info you need on how to enter and how to upload your own loaves to Bake Club just here.  

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2014 with The Pink Whisk

Happy Belated New Year to you All!

So you’ve had a chance for the post Christmas dieting, abstinence and generally being good and I’ve been getting on with all sorts of exciting projects lined up for 2014 – I’m hoping it’s going to be a great year for us all.

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Using up Egg Whites

So this is the other half to my Using up Egg Yolks post – what to do with a random number of egg whites.  Well for me it’s a quick batch of meringues of course!

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Here’s my handy table for a batch of meringues with any random number of egg whites:-

Whites Sugar (grams)
1 55
2 110
3 165
4 220
5 275
6 330
7 385
8 440
9 495
10 550

And here’s the method…

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Using up Egg Yolks

 and how to make custard….

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Thought I’d post this useful table I put together some time ago,   you know how it is…you’re baking something, you’ve 7 random egg yolks left over.

Of course there’s lots of things you can do with egg yolks but my all time favourite has to be a great big panful of custard –  but then you have to get the calculator out, or engage the brain cells with pen and paper calculations.  

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Kenwood Secret Family Recipes

I’m sure you all have some really fab secret family recipes, ones I would love to get my hands on!

Well, I’ve been involved with a great project with Kenwood just recently sharing some of my own family favourite bakes….

Super Sticky Syrup Sponge

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Roasted Red Pepper Loaf

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and Farmhouse Fruitcake Slices

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My New Kitchen Helper & Win Yourself One Too!

So not my usual kind of post, in fact I hardly ever review things but I’m making an exception for this one.  Why?  Because I’m seriously impressed and it’s turned into a real boost in my kitchen plus I’m treating one of you to one too!

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The Ones to Treat the Family!

Here are the ones that are definitely for sharing – family tea times, get togethers with friends, just made to be shared.

Monkey Bread – sweet cinnamon bread, sticky caramel what could be better?  You can bake it in any kind of tin it’ll fit in so don’t be put off if you don’t have a ring tin.

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