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Biscuits
 
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Cranberry Easter 2
Cranberry Easter 2

Cranberry Easter Biscuits

I wanted to make a variation on the traditional and delicious Easter biscuit. One of us at home is not a huge dried fruit fan but does like cranberries so with those and some orange zest and of course a little spice, these are ...
 
Biscuits
 
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christmas-cookies3
christmas-cookies3

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...

 
Biscuits
 
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ricciarelli-above
ricciarelli-above

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...
 
Cakes
 
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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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spoons6
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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...
 
Pudding
 
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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...

 
Recipes
 
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White choc & Cherry fudge close
White choc & Cherry fudge close

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...
 
Sweet
 
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Malteser-9a
Malteser-9a

Malteser Truffles

I decided to make something sweet for Father’s Day and these popped in my mind as worth experimenting with. It took 3 goes to get the consistency right, the first 2 being too soft, they make a fantastic sauce for ice cream when...

 
Cakes
 
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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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Fruit and seed muffins1
Fruit and seed muffins1

Healthy Fruit & Seed Muffins

With lots of people trying to lesson the sugar intake in their diet I thought I’d try and come up with something tasty and healthy in the form of a muffin.This took a couple of attempts but the final result is tasty and w...