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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Plum And Ginger Duff...


Plum and ginger duff. This is of course a traditional Christmas recipe; a steamed pudding in the style of a Christmas pudding. If you have never made a steamed pudding before, it might seem a bit intimidating but it’s really not difficult to make. You will need string, a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) pudding bowl, greaseproof paper and foil.


Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 3 hours

Serves: 6-8

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Nectarine Tarte Tatin...


Nectarine Tarte Tatin

Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus cooling

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 6-8

This upside down tart is commonly made with apples but other fruits also work well - such as pears, plums, nectarines or peaches. It’s very easy to make, but you need to have the courage to let the nectarines caramelise, so let them cook slowly for enough time so that their juices blend with the butter and sugar. You will also need a bit of courage to flip the tart over. You will need a 20cm (8 inch) frying pan that has an ovenproof handle.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Plum Crumble...


My sons girlfriend brought me and lovely parcel of home grown plums last week.

How lovely :)

I wondering what to make with them.

First I thought of plum jam but them I remembered how much my husband love crumble.

We all love crumble and custard!!


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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Brownies..


Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Brownies. How yummy!!

Created by Mark Sargeant.
Truffle experts Monty Bojangles have partnered with Michelin Starred Chef Mark Sargeant to create a range of delicious puddings, snacks and naughty treats.

Marks Top Tip: “These brownies become chewier when they are older so leave for two days and serve with caramel sauce for a really indulgent treat.”


Serves 12-16

Difficulty (1-5): 2
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 25-35 mins
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cooking Through the Decades..


A little while back Rennie Heartburn kindly asked me to take part in a fun recipe challenge, Cooking Through the Decades.

The idea of the post is to recreate one of my favourite and iconic recipes of a from a decade of my choice.

Two of my all time favourite recipes sprang mind; Prawn Cocktail and The Knickerbocker Glory.

Not in the same dish though, hehe. Both still all time favourite recipes of mine which I discovered in the 80's.


Knowing me and my children well, we would both pick out the sweet recipe first every time. So I pick a special back to school treat for them!
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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Queen Bee Cake Stand : House Of Fraser Review...


Last week House Of Fraser asked me if I would like to pick something from their Kitchen Accessories range to review.


It just so happens I was in the middle of decorating my kitchen and I was on the lookout for a nice new cake stand. Perfect timing!
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Monday, 29 February 2016

Popcorn Rocky Roads...


Me and my children are not fans of dark chocolate. I think it is the bitter taste of it that make us go errr. I had some as a gift at Christmas that need to be used so I made these double chocolate popcorn rocky roads. We all enjoyed these!
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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...


Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...


Makes: 24 -30 truffles

Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes plus overnight chilling

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sweet And Sour Satsuma and kiwi Pie...


Over on Tots 100 website they have teamed up with Clover and are running a fantastic competition to win £500 in supermarket vouchers. How amazing would this prize be!?! My 2 oldest sons will be home from Uni then and it would be unbelievable. Just before Christmas too. You can read all about the competition and enter it yourself here: Win with Tots 100 and Clover.


Today I am sharing my #NothingArtificial recipe with you and this is my entry into the competition. I have gone for a sweet treat. Most packaged up cakes you buy in the supermarket has something artificial in them to keep them fresh for longer. It amazes me how you can sometimes pick a box of muffins up and they have a sell buy date of 3 months on them. How fresh are these? Also brought a flapjack that had a years best before date of a year. Home made cakes and treats are much better for you.

Over the weekend I made this amazingly yummy Sweet And Sour Satsuma and kiwi Pie. The sweet is in the biscuit base and dark caramel filling and the sour is in the kiwi and lemon juice, they work great all together! Good thing about this recipe is you make it in 3 different stages as you need to wait for the base to set and caramel to cool before adding the cream. So if your short on time, you can make it throughout the day.
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Friday, 6 November 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Cake...


Spiced apple yogurt cake, delicious served warm with custard or crème fraiche..


Makes: 8” cake
Serves: 8-10 slices
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes​

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes..


2 of my favourite things.

Chocolate fairy buns and cookies!!

Why not bake them both together!?!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes.

Guest post from Dr. Oetker.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Average up to 80 Min.
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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...


Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Peanut Butter Cupcakes..


How amazing do these peanut butter cupcakes look?

Moreish cupcakes topped with creamy chocolate peanut butter frosting that everyone will love. Suitable for a vegan diet.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

Guest post by : Meridian Foods

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Bubble-gum And Raspberry Jam Cupcakes...


Halva bakery in Fulham, are currently offering a Bubble-gum and Raspberry Jam cupcake and they kindly let me share their recipe.

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Monday, 14 September 2015

National Cupcake Week : 14 to 20 September...


Did you know it is National Cupcake week, this week?


A good reason to make lots of yummy cupcake then :)
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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Love Hearts And Anniversarys ...


Love Hearts And Anniversarys ...


Love is in the air?

"In Love"
"I'm Shy"
"Marry Me"

It is our 19th Wedding Anniversary today, eek!
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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Mini Lemon Coconut Muffins...


Mini Lemon Coconut Muffins...


Makes 48 mini muffins

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Raspberry Gin Sorbet With Lavender Thins..


Cool and refreshing, a cocktail in a dessert glass, or for a bit of fun why not freeze in ice lolly moulds for an adult only version.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Summer Berry Galette...


Who can resist a slice of warm fruit pie? Don’t stick to the old favourites of apple or apple and blackberry, try this tangy berry mix in a deliciously crumbly rich pastry.


A perfect dessert to follow a family Sunday roast. Any leftovers taste equally good cold too.
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