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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...
 
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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 ...

 
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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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Malt Loaf buttered
Malt Loaf buttered
Malt Loaf buttered

Malt Loaf

Malt Loaf One of our favourites here, but not too squidgy like the shop bought ones. Lasts several days (well if it doesn’t get eaten), I think the flavour deepens after a day or so. Delicious spread with butter and a cup of te...

 
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Choc carrot cupcakes 2
Choc carrot cupcakes 2

Chocolate Carrot Cupcakes

I really like carrot cake and I like chocolate so to combine the two has to be a win win! I made these in cupcake cases then remembered I had the little silicon plant pots which suit them perfectly! My lovely daughter made the ...
 
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Lemon brownie stack
Lemon brownie stack
Lemon brownie stack

Lemon and White Chocolate ‘Brownies’

We are a brownie loving household, something we all enjoy. I thought I’d try something along the same lines, you know, rich and squidgy, but use lemon and white chocolate instead of plain or milk chocolate. The result was lovel...

 
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Snowy Pie slice
Snowy Pie slice
Snowy Pie slice

Snowy Pie

I recently made a Mississippi Mud Pie for a magazine commission, it was total heaven on a plate (if a little calorific!!!) I decided a white chocolate version would be worth a try, let’s just say it was! Print recipe Snowy Pie ...
 
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Amaretto & Dark Choc
Amaretto & Dark Choc
Amaretto & Dark Choc

Amaretto and Dark Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, baked or no bake, all flavours, whether it’s fruity or sweet and spicy! I reckoned an Amaretto flavour  (a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur) would work well, so decided to pair it with dark chocolate ...

 
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Marble close board
Marble close board

Vanilla, chocolate and Peanut Butter Marble Cake

I love marble cake, so easy to make and even easier to eat! I haven’t made it for ages though and thought I’d have a go making one with an extra flavour element to it. Vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter go so well together, n...
 
Biscuits
 
Lemon Meringue Flapjack above2
Lemon Meringue Flapjack above2
Lemon Meringue Flapjack above2

Lemon Meringue Flapjacks

I love lemony things and thought a lemon flapjack would be something worth trying out, I decided to add some meringue and also a drizzle of icing, these went down a treat! My family are not over keen on lemon flavour but Gav is...