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Gerhard’s Masterclass, Konditor & Cook

so on Friday I had a very exciting day experiencing a whole day full of cake! I went to the Konditor and Cook masterclass run by its founder, Gerhard Jenne. There was a small class of 4 and we experienced … Continue reading

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Pimms cupcakes

As it’s nearing the end of summer (or so it seems by the weather anyway) I thought I should make some of these pimms cupcakes before it’s too late. We’re having a sweepstake at work on the Great Britiish Bake-off … Continue reading

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Smarties cookies

I was going to make some summer berry cookies, however there were no summer berries in the shop 😔 So you’ll have to make do with smarties instead! Here’s Rachel Allen’s recipe: Click to access Bake_a_Smile_Celebrity_Receipes.pdf And the cookies;    … Continue reading

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Spinach roulade with cream cheese and pepper

I fancied making something summery and healthy for dinner so opted for a spinach roulade. My Dad often makes one with cottage cheese in the middle, though this one has cream cheese. Here’s the recipe if you fancy giving it … Continue reading

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Zucchini bread

I’m trying to make this sound healthy as it has vegetables in it….!! I made 2 loaf cakes from this recipe so there’ll be no fighting over who gets to have some 😊 Here’s the recipe: And the finished … Continue reading

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Chocolate chip muffins

For something quick and easy I made chocolate chip cookies with milk and dark chips:   

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English scones

My friends are having a party – Aussie BBQ meets English garden party, so I’m making scones to take along to represent the English side. With whipped cream and strawberry jam these tasted delicious and were quickly demolished! I used … Continue reading

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Strawberry and white chocolate muffins

To be seasonal, and with it being the Wimbledon finals weekend, I decided to make some muffins with strawberries in. These are Kentish strawberries from the Garden of England, my home county. Here’s the recipe – Let’s hope they taste … Continue reading

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Spinach, feta & sun-dried tomato muffins

As a change from the usual sweet baking repertoire I decided to make some savoury muffins today. These taste great warm from the oven but are also really good for taking on a summer picnic. If I’d been organised I … Continue reading

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Blackcurrant Bakewell

I had an almost full jar of blackcurrant jam in the fridge so thought I’d better find a recipe to use it up in… Here’s the blackcurrant & almond recipe if you fancy giving it a go yourself: Half-baked: … Continue reading

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