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Paul Hollywood Competition win!

I was recently one of the extremely lucky winners of a recipe competition. The amazing prize was to have a baking session with Paul Hollywood in London, where I would bake my recipe and he would share baking tips & tricks w...
 
I ♥ Italy
 

Candied Peel

I thought I’d give this a go as I haven’t tried to make them before and they make nice little gifts or after dinner treats. It’s pretty straightforward just a little time consuming. They’re really moreish, so be warned!   ...

 
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Spicy Wine Soaked Fruit Cake

Although we will eat it, no-one at my house is that keen on the heavy rich fruit cake you have at Christmas time. We’ll all happily tuck into a lighter version, so I thought I’d add a bit of a wintery feel by using a mulled win...
 
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Cinnamon, Oat & Raisin Cookie Jar

I love to give homemade gifts for birthdays & Christmas. Something that you put some thought & effort into that you hope will be well received. I made some layered cookie ingredients jars a few years back & they wer...

 
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Vanilla Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Buttercream & Filling

I love making vanilla cupcakes, so easy yet so scrummy!   This time I decided to jazz them up with a jar of dulce de leche (first time I’ve brought this divine stuff).   Follow the recipe for just the wonderful cupcak...
 
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Cinnamon Scones

I love scones! Heaven with clotted cream & jam mmmmmmmm.   Thought I’d make a slight adjustment and have a go at adding a cinnamon touch, the results were fab!   I use Delias Buttermilk scones recipe http://www.de...

 
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Cinnamon, Cherry & Raisin Ring

  When Gav asked for Chelsea buns the other day I thought I’d make something along those lines but slightly different.   This is an altered recipe from Jennie Shapters book Bread Machine. I have used the book loads ov...
 
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Pecan & Maple Syrup Biscotti

  I love biscotti! I made chocolate ones a while back and they were delicious & surprisingly easy to make. This time I really fancied making them with that fab combination of maple syrup & pecan nuts.   They a...

 
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Dough Balls (plain & stuffed)

I love making dough balls. They are easy to make and tasty and can be customised to suit!   I use my breadmaker to mix the dough and do the first rise. You could mix by hand just remember the dough will need to go in an oi...
 
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Wake Up & Taste The Coffee Biscuits

I love coffee & coffee flavoured treats too. I realised the other day I haven’t ever had coffee flavoured biscuits (if I have they were clearly not very memorable). So clearly I needed to fix this missing item in my life! T...