Soft-Baked M&M Cookies

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Perfectly soft baked chewy M&M Cookies, packed full of peanut M&Ms. So easy to make, and so incredibly moreish. These are a fantastic bank holiday bake!  There can be few things in life that bring as much simple pleasure as a Bank Holiday. That joy on a Friday knowing that you're heading out of work with a three day weekend spreading out ahead of you. Then the feeling on Sunday night when you remember that you don't have to get up in the morning. Its like Friday Feeling all over again! ...

Cookie Butter Cupcakes

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Spiced caramel cupcakes, packed with speculoos cookie butter. Topped  with a swirl of cookie butter buttercream, and delicious chocolate covered lotus cookies. These cupcakes will keep you coming back for more!  This jar of cookie butter has been sitting in my larder for the last couple of months, just waiting for a purpose. It was an impulse buy one day in Sainburys. I hadn't even planned to go anywhere near any baking supplies. In fact I was probably going in for something far more healthy, ...

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Layer Cake

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Three layers of rich, tender chocolate cake, filled with peanut butter buttercream, and topped with an indulgent layer of dark chocolate ganache.  It's my birthday! Happy birthday to me! I've reached the grand old age of 28....  Gosh, that sounds like a scarily large number. When did that happen?! Very soon I'll be off out for dinner to celebrate, there's promise of pizza and prosecco, but first I have a cake to share with you. I have a birthday confession to make; this isn't my only birthday ...

Sausage and Egg Puff Pastry Pie

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A meaty savoury pie, wrapped in crisp, golden flakey pastry. Filled with herby, mustard sausage meat, bacon and boiled eggs, this pie would be the perfect addition to any picnic.  There's one ingredient we use more than anything else in our house, and thats eggs. We get through dozens every week. In the mornings everyone tries to have a healthy start to the day, and eggs are boiled, poached, scrambled, or whipped up into omelettes. On the mornings where I go to the gym before work, I'll take a ...

Vanilla Fudge Cake

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Light and fluffy vanilla sponge cake, filled with lashings of the most delicious vanilla fudge buttercream, and topped with chunks of fudge. This vanilla fudge cake is a perfect spring bake!  Saturday morning, while I was driving home from a shopping trip, I fell completely in love with the British countryside. All along the roadside the trees had exploded in that beautiful fresh green colour we only get for a few weeks every year. Little freshly unfurled leaves, bursting from the buds. Such a ...

Raspberry and Nutella Cupcakes

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Delicious Raspberry and Nutella Cupcakes. Fluffy vanilla cupcakes, filled with a gooey puddle of raspberry and Nutella, topped with a light and creamy Nutella buttercream. Bringing some of my favourite flavours together, I think you're going to love these cupcakes!  Last weekend I started wedding dress shopping in ernest. Making appointments, actually going into shops considering that I might come out having purchased a dress. My Mum and I did back-to-back appointments, driving across Surrey ...

A Postcard From Edinburgh

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Today I plan to take you on a food lover's tour of Edinburgh, but before that, a quick apology; It's been a little quiet around here recently. Its been a busy couple of weeks, not least because Andy's flown back out to Hong Kong. He's headed back to work, and I'm staying here. I'm already counting down the days until May when I've got a couple of weeks off to fly out and visit him. Instead of even thinking of being in the kitchen over the Easter weekend, I spent the weekend with Andy. ...

Mini Eggs Chocolate Slice

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Milk and dark chocolate cornflake slices topped with white chocolate and Mini Eggs. A new take on cornflake nests, great for making with kids, and a fantastic Easter weekend treat!  Its Good Friday, the long weekend is finally here - hurrah!! 4 whole days of lie-ins, chocolate, eggs and fluffy chicks. Our house is decorated with blossoming spring branches, hanging with little wooden eggs, and decorated eggs we carefully blew and decorated as children. It may be wet and miserable today, but at ...

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 ...