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Bakewell Puddings Old Style

They may not look pretty but they taste great! Combining the flavours of the Bakewell Tart we know with the look and texture of a custard tart. They are my take on the original Bakewell Pudding, from Derbyshire and still being ...
 
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Hint of Christmas Cookies

These scrummy cookies are nice and easy to make, I hardly had chance to take any photo’s of these before they disappeared! You can vary the end result by leaving some as a ball of dough as some people like a softer cookie...

 
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Ricciarelli Hearts

I made my version of these 4 or 5 years ago doing research for a magazine article. They are delicious and very moreish. Originally a macaroon style biscuit form Siena in Italy and often given as Christmas gifts. As I have a lov...
 
Biscuits
 
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Melting Chocolate Moments

These are like Viennese fingers or whirls but all chocolate! Very crumbly melt in the mouth biscuits sandwiched together with dark chocolate ganache. I use fairly reasonably priced chocolate from the supermarket for most of my ...

 
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Food Photography Lighting Ideas

  Although I love using natural light for a lot of my food photography, sometimes it’s just not an option. The UK has many days when the sun does not appear and when it does it’s not for long enough! So I have ...
 
Food Photography
 
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Pouring Spoons Food Photography Video

I had great fun creating these images and putting it in to a video for Essential Photo using some of their brilliant Pixapro Glowpad lights. Excellent slim LED light panels that are battery operated which makes them super porta...

 
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Pookies, Apple Pie Cookies

We recently had a wonderful couple of nights away, we stayed in a lovely B&B and when we left they gave us loads of Bramley cooking apples. I’ve made a few things with them and shared them with friends too. Then I dec...
 
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Coffee Drizzle Cake

  I do love a coffee cake but don’t make them often as I’m the only one here that likes them, which means I end up eating most (by most I mean all) of it! I decided a cake crossed with a sugary drizzle topping ...

 
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Daim Mousse Shots 1
Daim Mousse Shots 1

Daim Mousse Shots

I had an idea this would be rather fabulous if it worked……and it did! I wasn’t convinced the Daim (well they used to be Dime in the UK back in the day, apparently that changed in 2005!) would melt, of course t...
 
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White choc & Cherry fudge close
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White Chocolate and Cherry Fudge

White Chocolate and Cherry Fudge I love fudge, it makes a great gift and will keep well. Here’s a variation I tried recently which went down well. White Chocolate and Cherry Fudge Makes 50-60 bite sized pieces Ingredients...