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Favourite Autumn bakes
Favourite Autumn bakes

6 Delicious Cake Recipes for Autumn   If you’re looking for inspiration for some Autumn cake recipes then look no further! As soon as the weather turns chilly I get a sudden urge to fire up the mixer and whip up some cake batter. Maybe it’s the fact the Great British Bake Off is on…

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Pumpkin cake and Pumpkin Coffee Recipe
Pumpkin cake and Pumpkin Coffee Recipe

Pumpkin cake AND pumpkin coffee you say? Yep.  Two pumpkin recipes I fancied whipping up this autumn because everyone loves pumpkin season! Real Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Roll. Some people love carving them, but I mostly love eating them. And pumpkins are so pretty! No, not the big clumsy orange pumpkins…

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Fruity Mini Egg Easter Cookies
Fruity Mini Egg Easter Cookies

The New Traditional Easter Cookie Is it even Easter week if you haven’t baked some mini egg cookies? These Easter mini egg cookies have become a tradition of early spring and for good reason! It’s been a while since I baked! Life is busy at the moment and too much time seems to be taken…

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Autumn Plum Breakfast Cake
Autumn Plum Breakfast Cake

Spiced mascarpone and Autumn Plum Breakfast cake What makes this a breakfast cake? Well, let me tell you what because it’s a beautiful thing. This cake is the perfect cake for dunking into your delicious, warm frothy coffee on a chilly autumn morning. “Dipping cake into coffee, really?” you say. But hear me out. In…

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Festive Apple Bundt Cake
Festive Apple Bundt Cake

Spiced Apple Bundt cake with Maple Glaze I’ve had a lovely copper vintage Bundt pan hanging up un-used in the kitchen for years now, and I finally pulled it down this autumn to make this delicious apple Bundt cake! The wonderful thing about making cakes with fresh fruit in them is that it’s easy to…

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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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Whisky Shortbread and Orange Curd for Burns Night
Whisky Shortbread and Orange Curd for Burns Night

Whisky 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 Whisky 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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