Povitica Bread with Coconut & Almond Swirls

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A delicious swirled povitica bread from Eastern Europe, filled with sweet coconut and almond filing, and finished with a drizzle of icing. With its crunchy sugary crust and stunning swirls, this gorgeous enriched bread is one defiantly worth taking time to try.  You may have noticed over the past couple of months, but I'm trying to branch out a little bit with my breads. Try new techniques, extend my bread repertoire. Most importantly I'm trying to understand bread. Trying to find out what ...

Easter Hot Cross Buns {A Paul Hollywood Recipe}

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  Deliciously soft and tender Hot Cross Buns. Spiced and fruity, these are a must bake for Easter!  Its cold and rainy out there this morning, and it almost doesn't seem right to be bringing you a Spring recipe like these Hot Cross Buns. I'm feeling very bright and Spring-like myself today though, and willing the grey clouds and damp miserable air to disappear. Come 5 o'clock tonight I'm downing tools and whizzing straight to the airport. I'm jumping on a plane up to Edinburgh to see my very ...

Chocolate Mini Egg Easter Cake

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Delicious chocolate sponge with a creamy chocolate buttercream, decorated with chocolate fingers and mini eggs. Really simple to make and decorate, but sure to impress. A real Easter showstopper!  Last post I told you about how I was about to run the Reading Half Marathon. This post I'm very happy to report that I did it! Yay! Today I'm a little sore, but not completely broken, and I'm still walking, although not very gracefully! I finished in 2 hours 48 minutes, not a stella time but, being ...

Banana and Walnut Bread

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 A deliciously moist and tender banana bread, baked with brown sugar, and filled with the nutty crunch of walnuts.  Happy Saturday everyone :) I hope you're all having a lovely day. What are your plans this weekend? It's a bit of a busy weekend for me; I'm running the Reading Half Marathon tomorrow - eek! Well, I say running, my running is more of a shuffling gait, slowly, slowly working my way through the miles. To say I'm nervous about it is a little bit of an understatement. I've almost ...

Chocolate Jaffa Cake

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A deliciously moist and tender chocolate cake, filled with jaffa orange jelly, and topped with a deliciously creamy chocolate orange ganache. A jaffa cake lover's dream!  Confession; I was planning on bringing this cake to you on Monday. If you follow me on twitter you might already have seen my despair over this cake.  I made the cake, took the pictures, cut up the cake into various boxes and plates to be distributed around various family members, and be taken into work. I uploaded the ...

Chocolate Creme Egg Cheesecake

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  Silky smooth light chocolate cheesecake, topped with gooey oozing Creme Eggs. A quick and simple no bake cheesecake recipe, perfect for Easter entertaining.  Easter is edging closer and closer, and my Easter baking is in full swing. About the only Easter treat I haven't made yet is hot cross buns. I haven't even eaten one yet this year. I'm not sure how that's happened, but I'm sure I'll be making up for it over the Easter weekend! I was very excited today then, to find my recipe ...

Earl Grey Tea Loaf {for Mother’s Day}

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A rich, moist tea loaf, packed with dried fruit and flavoured with citrus and earl grey. The perfect treat for Mum on Mother's Day.  Tomorrow is Mother's Day here in England. Have you got anything special planned for your Mum? Last week Debenhams got in touch to ask what my Mum taught me; straight away I thought of the kitchen. I've talked before about how my love of baking began in the kitchen with my Mum. Using the same bowls and electric beaters I still use today, I stood at my Mum's ...

Laap Kai, Laos Chicken Salad {gluten free & dairy free}

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A deliciously fresh and zingy Laos chicken salad, packed full of mint, coriander, chilli, lemon grass and lime. If you're new to Laos cuisine this quick and easy recipe is the perfect place to start!  A hot dry day in Laos' 4000 islands. A morning bumping along dusty roads on the back of a rusty moped, bouncing through deep pot holes, swerving around chickens and the mud crusted noses of sleeping water buffalo. The afternoon sun is high in the sky, breakfast was a very long time ago and we're ...

Chocolate Mini Egg Cookies

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Gooey chocolate brownie-like cookies, packed full of white chocolate chunks, and whole mini eggs. A wonderful bake to get excited for Easter!  Is it too early to be sharing an Easter post with you? I really hope not. I'm very excited for Easter this year. I've already planned the hot cross buns I'm going to eat, if I close my eyes I can almost imagine the smell of them baking in the oven. I'm going to eat them while they're warm, slathered in melting butter, maybe a little bit of jam. I'm ...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Crunch Bars {no bake}

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Delicious chocolate and peanut butter crunch bars, filled with crumbly biscuits, puddles of peanut butter, and my favourite Reese's peanut butter cups. A fantastically quick and easy no bake recipe for the peanut butter lover in your life!   I think you're going to love this recipe. It's a ridiculously simple, ridiculously tasty recipe for peanut butter lovers. Crush some biscuits, melt some chocolate, throw in a few peanut butter cups, sprinkle over chocolate chips and you're done. In ...