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French macarons ?>

French macarons

French Macarons are notoriously tricky to get right and I’d read so much about how difficult they are to make that I must admit it really put me off attempting them.  After seeing an IG friend saying she had a foolproof recipe I decided to give them a go. I watched a few YouTube tutorials and took careful note of all the tips before I started but like many recipes it’s really a case of trial and error and it’s…

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White chocolate & raspberry cheesecake ?>

White chocolate & raspberry cheesecake

Ingredients 200g crushed biscuits 75g butter 250g mascarpone cheese 250g full fat Philadelphia 284ml double cream 300g white chocolate 200g raspberries Method Mix melted butter & crushed biscuits and press into greased loose bottomed tin Put cream, mascarpone & philadelphia into a bowl and combine with electric mixer on a very low setting as it over whips very easily and becomes too thick.  Melt the white choc and stir through the cream mixture until combined. Spoon half of mixture over…

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Chocolate fudge topping ?>

Chocolate fudge topping

This is the same chocolate cake recipe as my previous blog just with a different topping. I’ve tried so many different chocolate frosting/icing recipes but this is definitely my favourite so far. Ingredients 4.5 oz light soft brown sugar 170g evaporated milk 9 oz chocolate (in small pieces) 2 oz soft butter few drops vanilla extract Method Combine sugar & evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan. Heat gently till sugar dissolves and bring to boil & simmer on low heat…

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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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Vanilla cupcakes with sugared flowers ?>

Vanilla cupcakes with sugared flowers

This cupcake recipe is the one that I’ve been using since I was a little girl and it’s super easy Ingredients 6oz softened butter or flora 6oz caster sugar 6oz self raising flour 3 medium eggs teaspoon vanilla extract Put butter, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar into a bowl and mix with electric mixer for a few minutes.  Add sifted flour and fold into mixture This recipe will make either 24 small/medium sized cupcakes or 12 of the larger ones…

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Quick easy scone recipe ?>

Quick easy scone recipe

  I’ve got lots of lovely recipe books but more often than not I use my old handwritten recipes notebook which has all my school recipes and ones which I’ve collected over the last 30 years or so.  This scone recipe is one from my school days and it’s super easy and ideal to make for any unexpected visitors!  After all, a pot of tea and warm scones out of the oven with butter and jam is hard to beat!…

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Easy recipe- Eton Mess ?>

Easy recipe- Eton Mess

    In this blog post I am also going to share some pics of my table set for Sunday lunch today as well as the super easy dessert which we had.  I love making desserts and have many lovely recipes but sometimes if I don’t have a lot of time and want something which can be whipped up in minutes then Eton Mess is always my go to recipe.  If  I’ve been super organised the day before I will…

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Carrot & apple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting ?>

Carrot & apple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

  Baking has always been a big passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. My maternal grandmother and I were extremely close and we baked together regularly. Also my mum gave me free rein in our kitchen at home to concoct recipes and desserts. I remember winning a Scotbloc competition as a child by inventing a recipe which had to incorporate their chocolate. It was a biscuit base tray bake with orange filling and covered in Scotbloc…

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