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Heart shaped shortbread

i haven’t made shortbread in a while so decided to make some as it’s quick and easy. I used this recipe and used 1.5 times the quantities: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/shortbread_1290 When they were cool i drizzled dark chocolate over them (I use … Continue reading

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Showstopper – Hannah’s death by chocolate birthday cake

There seem to be a lot of birthdays at work at the moment! Hannah requested a chocolate cake for hers so I decided to make this one decorated with Cadbury’s chocolate fingers and Maltesers I used Nigella’s chocolate cake recipe … Continue reading

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Valentine’s brownies

The request this week was for Nigella’s brownies. I used cacao powder and Cadburys dairy milk chocolate, however the recipe came out more like a cake, than brownies: Nigella's Everyday Brownie Recipe I added milk chocolate hearts to the top … Continue reading

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Clare’s Birthday cake – Coconut cake with vanilla bean frosting

My friend at work, Clare, was heading back home to New Zealand for her birthday, but requested a very specific cake for her return…. I googled ‘coconut cake with vanilla bean frosting’ and there was literally one recipe that matched!! … Continue reading

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White chocolate and pecan cookies

these are another recipe from the great Hummingbird bakery recipe book. Let’s hope they taste as good as they smell!   

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Jammy dodgers!

I’m always looking for recipes to use whatever leftovers I might have & this week I was wondering what to make with the leftover apricot jam from the Christmas cake. When I found a recipe for jammy dodgers it was … Continue reading

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It’s time to cut the Christmas cake!

My sister and I made the Christmas cake about 6 weeks ago. I used my foolproof recipe from last year which is exactly what it is – foolproof! https://www.bakingmad.com/foolproof-christmas-cake-recipe/ Baking it in advance gave me a few weeks to feed … Continue reading

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