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Easter Bake & Make Competition!


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

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Scotch Pancakes


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Ooh hoo hoo!  Tomorrow is Pancake Day!  

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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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Banoffee Pie

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This was the birthday bake of request from my youngest, Fin, just recently. Lots of you asked for the recipe so of course here it is.  Whilst not strictly baking, I’m sure you’ll forgive me! I’m including instructions to make the toffee layer from sugar/butter and cream so you don’t have to use condensed milk if you don’t want to.  

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Day 11 – Meringue Mince Pies

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Meringue topped Mince Pies for Day 11

This idea came from Shirley via facebook and I’m so pleased it did – a great twist on the traditional mince pie!

Ingredients:

1 x batch of Mince Pie Pastry – recipe here

Mincemeat

2 egg whites, large

115g caster sugar

Silver ball sprinkles (optional)

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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.

Ingredients:

5 egg whites, large

2 tsps cornflour

225g light muscovado sugar

40g pecans, chopped

 

250ml double cream

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Day 8 – Choc Cherry Panettone

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Dark Chocolate and Cherry Panettone for my Day 8 recipe – made in a cupcake/muffin tin.

Make them now and stash them in the freezer!  This one’s a long slow one, very little hands on to be done and plenty of get on with other stuff time – now that’s my kind of recipe!

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