Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake - A moist chocolate loaf cake, packed with chunks of Terry's Chocolate Orange, and decorated with even more chocolate orange! If you love Terry's Chocolate Orange, you're going to love this cake! After my recent recipe for Terry's Chocolate Orange Millionaire's Shortbread I've had a craving for all things chocolate orange. I've had this cake in my head for a while. I wanted something deeply chocolatey and satisfying, with a good hit of chocolate orange. I ...

Cherry Upside Down Cake

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Cherry Upside Down Cake - A delicious cake made with almonds, and topped with summer cherries! We've spent the last few days sorting out our new flat in East London, ready for Andy to start his new teaching job in September. Finally all the paperwork is sorted, and we have the keys, so now we're doing the fun part of packing everything in boxes. Over the past six years living abroad I've accumulated a lot of stuff in my Mum's loft, so its all coming down and being sorted.  Coming back from Hong ...

Lemon Drizzle Layer Cake {for our 1st wedding anniversary!}

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 Lemon Drizzle Layer Cake - Three layers of fluffy, tender lemon sponge, drizzled over with lemon syrup, and filled with lemon curd and buttercream. A true summer celebration cake! On Sunday Andy and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. I can't believe its been a whole year since our wedding day! We celebrated with dinner at a Thai restaurant on Saturday night, then Sunday we barbecued in the garden with family. We sat around the fire pit sipping on drinks, much like we did on the 6th ...

Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart

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Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart - A crisp, melt in the mouth pastry case, filled with a delicious golden syrup and pear filling, and topped with pecans. A temptingly nostalgic treat! After our move back from Hong Kong we're spending the summer at my Mum's house, my childhood home. Andy's starts his new teaching job in September, and we'll be moving to East London later this month, but while the paperworks gets sorted on the flat we'll moving into, we're back home. It's a full house at the moment. ...

Milky Bar Blondies

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  Milky Bar Blondies - Deliciously squidgy Milky Bar blondies, packed full of giant Milky Bar buttons. A Milky Bar lover's dream! My little nephew James has just turned 4 months old, and he's at the amazing baby stage where he's really starting to get interested in the world. He's smiling at his favourite pages in books, grabbing at toys and furiously gumming on them, and giggling in the most adorable way you could imagine. My Mum's got a spotty table cloth on her kitchen table, and he's ...

Lemon, Blackberry and Olive Oil Cake

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Lemon, Blackberry and Olive Oil Cake - A light, fresh and summery cake, made with olive oil and blackberries, and topped with a mascarpone cream. A delicious dessert for summer! Every time I leave the house at the moment I've got my eyes firmly fixed on the hedgerows. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of this year's crop of blackberries, with plans to bubble up jars of bramble jelly, bake some blackberry crumbles, and freeze a few punnets to make blackberry and apple pie with when the apples are ...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Millionaire’s Shortbread

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Millionaire's Shortbread - Zesty orange shortbread, topped with smooth caramel, and a thick layer of chocolate. All finished off with Terry's Chocolate Orange segments. A new take on a classic treat! One of the highlights of being back in the UK is the ready access to affordable, delicious chocolate. It is possible to get your hands on decent chocolate in Hong Kong, but the range is limited and to get the really good stuff you have to part with an obesely large amount ...

Pimms Cake

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Pimms Cake - A delicious three layer sponge filled with mascarpone cream and strawberries, topped with strawberries, orange, and mint, and drizzled with Pimms syrup. All the elements of your favourite summer drink in a cake! After a strange and busy couple of weeks, I find myself unexpectedly relocated back to the UK. We were always planning the big move later in the summer, but here I am, a little earlier than planned. I've said goodbye to the skyscrapers, beaches and fried rice of Hong Kong, ...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies

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Fudgey rich chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies If you're a British child of the 80s, like me, the concept of Peanut Butter and Jelly is probably a relatively new one for you. The idea of these sandwiches, that frankly sounded disgusting, first entered my consciousness through 90s films. I can't remember the exact ones, probably something like Beethoven, where the kids would throw together peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if let to fend for themselves for lunch, as kids always seemed ...

Chocolate Creme Egg Fudge Cake

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A decadent chocolate fudge cake filled with Creme Egg buttercream, and topped with drippy dark chocolate ganache and plenty of Creme Eggs. The perfect Easter showstopper!   Easter is always one of my favourite times of the year, I can't get enough of spring flowers, blossom, baby lambs, hot cross buns and, of course, Easter eggs. This year, however, I'm especially excited. I'm flying home for Easter, and I CAN'T WAIT! Just 3 more days and I'll be boarding a plane back to England for two ...