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Steamed Sponge Puddings

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I have had this thing recently for making little steamed puddings.

 

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I gave a quick recipe yesterday on Lynne’s Dinners, for the Marmalade and Syrup puddings we had for dinner [… More …]

Puffy Flat Breads

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I wanted some lunch. I had some left over home made soup.

But that meant I wanted some bread. Oh dear. No bread yet, the sponge was still setting.

I looked at the sponge, sitting there all fluffy and bubbly. I looked at the frying pan sitting there all black and empty.

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Malteser Cakes for Easter

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Did you see the little sponge cakes I made for my mum for Mother’s Day? I thought a variation on that theme would be nice for Easter. I meant to get some little eggs for the nests. And some flakes. But guess what… I didn’t. Oops.

But I did have plenty of chocolate in [… More …]

Granola Truffles. Aren’t I clever!

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I had some buttercream left over after yesterday’s little cakes.

I received some Lizi’s granola to try out in the post yesterday.

I was snacking on dry granola for lunch and fiddling about with my buttercream.

And I had a brainwave…

I firmly believe that brainwaves are to be followed immediately before the brainwave [… More …]

Perfect Little Cakes for Mother’s Day

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These little Victoria Sponge cakes are perfect for coffee with your Mum on Sunday, just the right size for a bite or three.

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I wanted to try out my new loose bottomed [… More …]

Sharp Little Clouds – Lime and Brandy Syllabubs

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I had an urge for desserts again yesterday. A lovely light creamy squishy dessert, as against a good wintry stodgy pudding.

Normally I would have a Proper Pudding this time of year, and keep the squishy desserts for summer, but I think it was Carol’s request for a recipe for the Black Forest Cherry [… More …]

Black Forest Trifle = Chocolate Brownies, Cherry compote, Strawberries, Cream and Greek Yoghurt ….

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Simple as anything, it is layers that are delicious when eaten individually, and can be layered in any way you wish. But like this they meld beautifully.

Chocolate Brownies

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Blooming Beautiful White Bread

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Do you remember I started making white bread? that my husband approved of, and would actually eat in preference to the thick sliced white bread he used to insist I bought?

 

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Wintery Soupy Warm-Up

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There is nothing like a good soup to warm you up, and the weather is so icy and snowy that soup has to be available at the drop of a hat for lunch and for a warming starter before dinner.

I love my pressure cooker for making soup, it makes it really quick and [… More …]

A New Year Inventory

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We got to chatting about store cupboards on Twitter today, that’s me, Wendy, Linda, Helen and Jules, as Jules had blogged a suggested store cupboard essential list.

I thought what would my own staples be?

And actually, what do I have in my dry goods cupboards? Time for an inventory.

I have [… More …]