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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 carrots and actually didn’t scoff all the marzipan for a change! … Continue reading »

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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 lovely, rather sweet and indulgent and perfect with a cup of tea! Print the recipe Lemon and … Continue reading »

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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 Biscuit base 150g digestive biscuits, crushed (Grahams crackers) 150g custard creams biscuits, crushed 125g … Continue reading »

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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 too. With amaretti biscuits in the base and a sticky toffee sauce this was lush! The filling was so … Continue reading »

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Lamington Biscuits

I’ve made lamingtons in the past, I’m a big fan, I really love coconut and with the chocolate it’s a win win! I thought a biscuit version would be nice, incorporating vanilla, coconut and chocolate flavours. The biscuit is buttery and light, Viennese style. I used coconut, toasted coconut and crushed amaretti biscuits for toppings, … Continue reading »

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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, not one flavour over powers the other and this is the … Continue reading »

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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 always a willing volunteer and actually really liked them, I didn’t … Continue reading »

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Tiffin Cupcakes

Easy to make and delicious to eat, tiffin is perfect for an afternoon perk up with a cuppa. I decided to make an individual sized portion, no cutting and they look like cupcakes too! The mixed spice is an optional extra which makes them a bit of a Christmas taste, you could always soak the … Continue reading »

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Have been meaning to make these for about a week, ready for Halloween and by the skin of my teeth I managed to get them ready before the doorbell rings with trick and treaters! You could add these brains to cupcakes, biscuits or traybakes. I thought brownies worked well and then you can call them … Continue reading »

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Nectarine & Amaretto Sorbet

Some things just remind you of summer and care free times, or may be it’s just the alcohol in this that does it! This bottle of Amaretto was brought on our first wedding anniversary in Sorrento, total bliss and after several (!) years we still haven’t drunk it all, quite amazing really! We just happened … Continue reading »

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