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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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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

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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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 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

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 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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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...