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Month: June 2016

Raspberry cupcakes ?>

Raspberry cupcakes

This is just my basic cupcake recipe ( as seen before) with some raspberries added in. Put a little mixture into the muffin case and push a couple raspberries into it then cover raspberries with more mixture. Bake as normal and then leave to cool. For the frosting beat softened butter then add vanilla extract and gradually beat in icing sugar and a little raspberry coulis until you have desired consistency and colour (I never measure quantities for buttercream icing…

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Pavlova with raspberry cream and strawberries ?>

Pavlova with raspberry cream and strawberries

I’ve been using this pavlova recipe for the last 25 years and it’s super easy and is a perfect light summery dessert.  It’s great as you can make it the day before you need it which is ideal if you are having guests round.  This particular recipe has a crunchier base than some pavlova recipes but I prefer it like this. Recipe 5 egg whites 10 heaped dessert spoons caster sugar 10 heaped dessert spoons icing sugar 2 teaspoons cornflour…

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Garden tea party

Warm summer days are perfect for outdoor entertaining  and I love to create pretty little areas in the garden where people can sit and relax .  For this tea party I used the gorgeous Liberty party decorations from Party Pieces as they are so pretty and ideal for summer. I wanted it to look like an outdoor room so I  hung a little chandelier at the bottom of the garden next to the trees and put out a bench with cupcake…

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