Treats

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread


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Officially hailed as ‘one of the best things you’ve ever made Mum!’  I reckon this is a recipe you don’t want to miss out on. 

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Cheese & Onion Pie


 

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This has to be one of the very best things to come out of my kitchen – you may have to save me from a Cheese & Onion pie addiction!

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Lemon & Poppy Seed Traybake

 

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This year I’m supporting the Colossal Cake Sale  sponsored by Whitworths Sugar for Bake4Heroes.  We all know that cake sales are always hugely popular and are a great way of raising much needed funds for good causes.  When you’re baking for a cake sale it’s useful to choose your bakes to maximise volume (ie.

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Raspberry Ripple Cake

Fancy a slice of Raspberry Ripple Cake filled with raspberry ripple cheesecake filling?

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Oh yes indeed, especially now you know about my Flora Buttery experiment.  Don’t worry though if you can’t get hold of Flora Buttery where you are the recipe will work with regular butter instead.  

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Easter Bake & Make Competition!

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

Feeling lucky? I’ve teamed up with bingo review portal TwoLittleFleas to run a super fun and creative Easter baking challenge.

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Make an Easter Inspired Bake

We’re looking for baking & foodie bloggers to create and share your Easter-inspired bakes and makes – from chocolate eggs to cake-based Easter baskets it’s time to get creative!

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Scotch Pancakes

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Ooh hoo hoo!  Tomorrow is Pancake Day!  Always an event in our house, everyone wants a turn at flipping, tossing, pouring the batter, everyone ends up with a burn from the frying pan, tears as they’re not as good as flipping pancakes as they imagined in their head and arguments break out randomly in the frustration of having to wait in a queue of 5 for actually getting a pancake on their plate!

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Creative Éclairs

Can I interest you in an Éclair or two?

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

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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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Baked Camembert

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Just a little dose of Valentines inspiration for this quick and easy starter or treat to share with a loved one (or indeed if they don’t like cheese aka Mr C, just to eat on your own!)

Valentines Heart Baked Camembert, and no you don’t need to go hunting for a heart shaped cheese, add a regular round Camembert to your shopping list and I’ll show you how it’s done…

You will need:

1 x Camembert cheese, either small or large.

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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Bundt Cake

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See this cake?  I blame you lot….entirely!

I asked you your favourite flavour combinations over on Facebook and this came up time and time again.  It had mind altering effects and before I knew it you had brainwashed me and I was baking you this cake.

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How to Make Dumplings

…and a Horseradish Dumplings version too

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It gets to the depths of winter and I’m always in real need of a good something to cheer me up.  A hearty beef stew and dumplings is just the thing!  I’m guilty of not putting recipes on the blog because they seem to easy for anyone to be interested in but maybe you need some cheering up too,  if so get yourself a batch of dumplings on the go….

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