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Chocolate and Guinness Cake
Chocolate and Guinness Cake

Chocolate and Guinness Loaf Cake for Paddy’s Day Well seeing as we’re not in the pubs sinking pints of Guinness this St Patricks days, Guinness cake seemed like the next best thing. And this Chocolate and Guinness Loaf cake is the perfect home bake option. It also seems perfectly timed as we have a few…

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Carrot Cake recipe from Cakes + Co
Carrot Cake recipe from Cakes + Co

Cakes + Co. Carrot Cake Cakes + Co have quickly become an institution in our lovely market town of Stamford. Their beautiful, Instagram-able layer cakes are available to buy by the slice at weekends, as well as  whole celebration cakes also available to order! Think chocolate, honeycomb and caramel cake, carrot and walnut mini loaves,…

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Whiskey Shortbread and Orange Curd for Burns Night
Whiskey Shortbread and Orange Curd for Burns Night

Whiskey shortbread with orange and caraway, served with blood orange curd Sounds fancy but isn’t! This is my super rustic but absolutely delicious recipe for Whiskey Shortbread with orange and carraway – indulgently served with a big dollop of orange curd! Shortbread is so very easy to make at home and so rewarding! You can…

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Fresh chilli and Potato soup
Fresh chilli and Potato soup

A Comforting Potato soup for January   Potatoes are not the enemy! I repeat, potatoes are not the enemy! Especially potato soup! It can be easy to fall into the January diet trap and cutting out carbs. But, during this cold month, it’s good to treat yourself to something warming and good for the soul. This…

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A very merry socially distanced Christmas
A very merry socially distanced Christmas

Ideas for a socially distanced Christmas There is no getting away from the fact that this Christmas is feeling hell’a different to every other single Christmas, ever. Sure, some familiar components are there… But even though the music is playing, and the bright, glistening wrappers of Quality Streets are twinkling against the LED’s, there’s definitely…

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Salted caramel apple and ginger upside down cake
Salted caramel apple and ginger upside down cake

Hot New Recipe Alert – Salted caramel apple and ginger upside-down cake   …and a perfect way to use up a few of those windfall apples! I’m sure there are a million other things I could have done with the apples my mum brought round from her garden last week, but could I think of anything…

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Homemade Dips for Summer Days
Homemade Dips for Summer Days

3 Delicious Homemade Dips We’re all making plans to meet up with our friends and family in parks and gardens as much as possible right now! Not only is the weather beautiful this week, but we’re also trying our very best to embrace the current times and see each other in the safest way possible.…

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Strawberry and Apricot Galette
Strawberry and Apricot Galette

A Strawberry and Apricot Galette for Midsummer’s Day! Everything about this recipe for strawberry and apricot galette makes this a perfect summer solstice dish. But first things first… Surely everyone is thinking the same as me; “how the blinking hell did we get halfway through the year already?” Yet also, “wow – January feels like…

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Coffee Cake for World Baking Day
Coffee Cake for World Baking Day

A coffee cake for the brave! Coffee cake is a classic. It has been a staple on most cake counters up and down the country for as long as time itself. An institution, if you will. Yet, if I’m honest, it’s not one I’d usually choose. This syrup soaked sponge however, with it’s silky-coffee-cream top…

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Rhubarb crumble cake for Mother’s Day
Rhubarb crumble cake for Mother’s Day

As good an excuse as any to bake a cake… This recipe for a Rhubarb crumble cake is my favourite I’ve ever posted on then blog! Bake one for yourself, Mamma, because you definitely deserve an extra slice today. Bake one for the busy Mum you know up the road who hasn’t had much time…

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Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies with Amaretto
Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies with Amaretto

These grown-up brownies are perfect for the festive season and not only will they fill your entire home with a delicious, spiced chocolatey fragrance, they also make a lovely gift… of you can part with them. These festive brownies should come with a warning. OBSCENE – ENTER WITH CAUTION The smell when your baking them…

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White Chocolate and Spiced Pumpkin Blondies for Halloween ?
White Chocolate and Spiced Pumpkin Blondies for Halloween ?

It’s the final of The Great British Bake Off tonight and what better way to celebrate than with a tray of delicious blondies! Actually I’ve been craving blondies all month – it’s just a happy accident that I’ve finally made them today! Always good to sneak a bit of veg into your bakes too, although…

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Cardamom Easter biscuits with blood orange icing
Cardamom Easter biscuits with blood orange icing

I can’t remember the last time I made biscuits at home! When you’re struggling to find enough hours in the day anyway, it doesn’t really seem like an appropriate use of my time. But actually making these last week reminded me that not only are they extremely quick and easy to make, but it’s also…

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Mothers Day Pavlova
Mothers Day Pavlova

There aren’t many things that make a mother’s eyes light up more than a great big plate homemade pavlova. (I’m obviously referring to myself here) And this beautiful recipe, with a golden sugar meringue, whipped yoghurt & cream cheese frosting and dripping with pretty pink rhubarb is no exception. The forced English rhubarb we get…

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Festive Sugar Plums
Festive Sugar Plums

With the very festive new adaption of The Nutcracker out at the cinema this Christmas, I got thinking about The Sugar Plum Fairy and wondering what sugar plums actually are. It was always one of my favourite stories as a child but it’s only been this year that I’ve actually questioned it. The answer, according…

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? Pumpkin soup for Halloween ?
? Pumpkin soup for Halloween ?

…and other winter days. Let’s assume that between changing nappies and feeding a baby (that seems to be in the midst of a rather serious growth spurt) that I’m not going to carve a pumpkin for Halloween this year. Instead I’m sharing one of my favourite soup recipes with you ? It’s another one of…

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Mums Foraged Fruit Crumble
Mums Foraged Fruit Crumble

Mums are great aren’t they. When your bumbling your way through the in a haze of baby sick, dirty laundry and unwashed hair, they just ping you a message reading, “Do you fancy coming over for a roast on Sunday?’ Yes, the answer is yes, thank you. Not only does she then go and cook…

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A pretty recipe for Wild Apricity
A pretty recipe for Wild Apricity

I’ve genuinely had a craving for an upside-down cake for months now but lacked the inspiration (and time) to actually get the cake tins out of the cupboard and bake one. It was something to do with eating pineapples towards the end of pregnancy to bring on labour (it didn’t work) and me obviously associating…

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Food Tour of New York
Food Tour of New York

When you go to New York for a week you kind of expect to come back carrying a few extra pounds (especially if you have a rapidly growing baby in your tummy), and last week we certainly embraced the New York food scene as best we could. While out there for work and visiting family,…

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Easy fruit loaf
Easy fruit loaf

A craving for cake and a distinct lack of butter… Sunday evening at around 4:15 – just late enough for the shops to be shut and just early enough for me know that the sudden urge to bake that I’ve just had is not going away in a hurry. What cakes can I bake without…

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