Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

I'd never normally make pastry, especially as the products you can get in the chiller cabinet or freezer can be really good. Sometimes a special occa

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Orange & Cranberry Cupcakes

We're finally down to the foothills of the Christmas food mountain. The end is in sight at last... As I've said on more than one occasion my approach

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Mint Aero Cheesecake

We hosted Christmas this year and I have to say that it went very well. We had Michael's parents, my parents and my Nan with us for Christmas Day, wh

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Frosty Lane

I think this might be the third Rocky Road recipe I've published now. Do I have a problem? As you may have guessed this is my slightly more festive v

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Shortbread Bites

Christmas is looming, which means it’s now time for me to start revisiting a few festive favourites that are always well-received at this time of ye

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S’mores Brownies

For me S'mores are even more American than apple pie. I know I'm misusing the idiom a little bit here but you just don't see them anything like as muc

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Maple & Pecan Flapjacks

Sunday afternoons are just made for baking, even when you don't know what you're going to end up with. Indeed, these flapjacks were very much a last m

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Viennese Whirls

I love baking but find that I mostly stick to what I know (i.e. cakes) and rarely venture into the world of biscuits. Part of me worries that there's

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Crispy Marshmallow Bites

Happy Halloween!  Even though I'm not a huge fan of Halloween a lot of my friends really get into the spirit of the season and enthusiasm can be infe

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Dublin Mudslide Pavlova

One of the phrases I hear on a relatively regular basis from my husband is “you never make that for me” – generally deployed in response to me r

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Rocky Road

We’ve got a lot of busy, social weekends coming up as we head into Christmas and I think it’s always nice to bring along a little gift or treat fo

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Blondies

I can’t remember when I had my first Blondies but I’m pretty sure that, like most people, I was somewhat of a skeptic. I mean, why would you make

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Simple Cherry Compote

For something that’s so easy to make, a Cherry Compote is an amazingly versatile thing to have around the kitchen. You can use it in baking as a fil

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Triple Chocolate Brownies

I like to write a little introduction to most of my recipes, but in this case I think I’ll let the food do the talking – therefore, I present to y

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Dorset Apple Cake

I was born and raised in Dorset and have often wondered what the link is between the county and its eponymous apple cake. I’m sure plenty of apples

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Cherry Bakewell Cake

I love a Cherry Bakewell and in days past I could sit down with half a dozen of them along with a cup of tea and run out of cakes before I’d emptied

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Honeycomb

There are some recipes that feel like they’re part science experiment and part magic – for me Honeycomb is definitely one of them.  It seems a li

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Lemon Ginger Drizzle Cake

One of my favourite childhood memories has to be that of baking at the weekend with my either my Mum or my Nan (well, that and making pompoms from a b

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All Butter Shortbread

Christmas is looming, which means it’s now time for me to start revisiting a few festive favourites that are always well-received at this time of y

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