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Christmas Breakfast: Almond Croissants

Croissants for breakfast on Christmas day have long been a tradition in my family. My earliest memories of Christmas include my siblings and I tucking in to warm, crisp pastries with jam as my mum feasted on her favourite scrambled … Continue reading

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Fruity Mincemeat & Almond Cake Bars – Fat Free!

I adore the flavours of fruit mincemeat. It is the quintessential taste of Christmas with it’s warm, sweet spicing and plump, juicy fruit. It follows that I also adore mince pies and have very little control when I and they … Continue reading

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Marzipan Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

I still have a nice store of blackberries in the freezer that I’m enjoying adding to things all the time. There’s still plenty more on the bushes in the garden, but I think I’ll bypass my greedy urges and leave … Continue reading

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Almond Bread and A Caramel Bread Pudding

This gorgeous bread was discovered when catching up with a good friend and Paul Hollywood fan. I’ve always been keen on baking a loaf and the availability of fresh yeast in my area has reignited that passion. I, too, am … Continue reading

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Magazine Mondays – Fig and Almond Tart

OK, this tart is INCREDIBLE! I don’t know if I will find the arrangement of words to fully capture it’s beauty – you will simply have to make it. Crisp, sweet pastry, gooey, nutty, citrussy filling topped with sweet, jammy … Continue reading

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Battenberg Cake

On Saturday, Mat and I went to a St.George’s day party of some very close friends, Jane and Stephen. I wanted to bring cakes, a. because I love making cakes for people whatever the occasion, b. because I don’t drink I … Continue reading

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Raspberry Glazed Almond Cake

This cake is so incredibly moist its unreal! It would have been just fine without the glaze but I couldn’t resist adding a fruity sweetness to marry with the aromatic almond flavour. The story behind this cake is a packet of marzipan that … Continue reading

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Maple Almond Blondies

These blondie bars are soft, squidgy, moist, fluffy and scrumptious with a delicious flavour combination of almond and maple syrup, how could they not have worked?! Maple Almond Blondies 115g vegan margarine, melted and cooled 100g caster sugar sugar 125ml … Continue reading

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Coconut and Raspberry Tarts

I went to bed so excited for the morning, I have the day off work and its pancake day – I felt like a six year old on Christmas eve…..imagining all of the different types of pancakes we would feast … Continue reading

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Almond DreamCakes

Every now and again you taste something that has that very special edge over even our most favourite foods. The first bite causes a ‘mmmmmmmmmmmmm’ followed by full muscle relaxation and we melt down into our seat with a big … Continue reading

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