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 ...

Malteaser Millionaires’ Shortbread

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Considering this is my first recipe for December, it's rather strange that it's not a Christmas recipe. Especially considering how festive I'm feeling this year. We went to our first Christmas market last night. Hong Kong hasn't quite got the hang of pulling off the perfect Christmas market, but bless them, they try. There wasn't a mince pie in sight, but we had our first mulled wine of the season and I still came away feeling very Christmassy. We've set up what is possibly the world's ...

Blackberry and Almond Galette

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A deliciously rustic blackberry and almond galette. Light, crumbly pastry packed full of almonds and seasonal blackberries. A perfect warming treat for Autumn. This blackberry and almond galette is my bake for this month's Bumpkin Betty Baking Club, the online baking club run by Jaclyn from the blog Bumpkin Betty, where a group of keen bakers share their baking triumphs, successes and occasional disasters. This month's theme of autumnal bakes had me very excited to try out some seasonal ...

Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake

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A pretty little Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake to celebrate my birthday. Four layers of lemon sponge filled with lemon curd and fresh raspberries, and covered with cream cheese icing. I don't know what it is this year, but I'm so attracted to pretty, delicate colours and designs. Perhaps its due to the fact I'm getting married this year, and thinking in our dusty pink and sage green wedding colours, but I'm drawn to things far more girly than I usually would be. Last Wednesday was my ...

Tahini Swirl Brownies

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Tahini Swirl Brownies - Super fudgey, gooey brownies, topped with a tempting golden  swirl of sweetened tahini. Monday. Quite possibly the hardest day of the week. Hands up, who needs a chocolate hit?! Its been a hard Monday for me today. The pain though, has been entirely my own fault, and of my own hand; no one could be blamed for my struggle today but myself. Yesterday we celebrated my birthday early, with a champagne brunch at the Conrad hotel. Champagne brunches are something of an ...