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Raspberry Crumble Squares

I’m sorry for the lack blog posts, I’ve been feeling really under the weather and it has left me with nausea and lethargy. Not nice :( At least the sun is shining more and spring is definitely in the air. We’ve been getting out with Louie as much as possible and he is loving it!…… Continue reading Raspberry Crumble Squares

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Elderflower and Pistachio Drizzle Cake

I’m a huge fan of lemon drizzle cake, in particular my Mum’s lemon drizzle, it brings back happy memories from my childhood. So when I stumbled across a recipe for elderflower and pistachio I knew I had to give it a go. And this is the recipe I mentioned in my post elderflower cupcakes. I…… Continue reading Elderflower and Pistachio Drizzle Cake

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Elderflower Cupcakes

I only recently discovered I liked elderflower. I had always dismissed it before thinking it would taste too much like perfume or similar to Parma Violets, so I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it and realised it was actually quite nice and even more surprised at what a nice cake ingredient it makes! I…… Continue reading Elderflower Cupcakes

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Pecan Caramel Cupcakes

After making enough mince pies over Christmas to feed an army, it was nice to be able to make something different. I had a packet of pecan nuts that have been waiting for me turn them into a pecan pie, but in the end I fancied something cakey, and thought they would be a great ingredient…… Continue reading Pecan Caramel Cupcakes

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Festive Mince pies

In the past I have been a bit too lazy, when it comes to baking. If a recipe needed pastry I would have bought it. This time though I thought I would give it a crack, and boy am I glad I did! It was surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it would be,…… Continue reading Festive Mince pies

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The Gingerbread House

“…and when they went close up to it they saw the cottage was made of bread and cakes, and the window-panes were of clear sugar” Hansel & Gretel – The Brothers Grimm Good Ideas for You For the past couple of years I’ve really fancied making a gingerbread house for Christmas, I didn’t get around…… Continue reading The Gingerbread House

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Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

I’ve been meaning to buy a Bundt cake tin for a while now, and when I came across a recipe in The Clandestine Cake Club book, I was compelled to go out and buy one straight away. The recipe was Raspberry Yoghurt Birthday Bundt Cake. The icing was a lovely bright pink colour and with raspberry…… Continue reading Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake