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Drunken Scones and Sober Madeleines

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The grandson came to tea after the Spurs match on Sunday, out of the blue, so I needed something really quick to put on the table. I haven’t made scones for a long time, and thought they would be rather tasty with some of Vickie Humber’s delicious apricot jam. And maybe a little plate [… More …]

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 …]

Chablis and a Take Away Dilemma…

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It is always nice to asked to join in, and I was rather pleased to be invited to join in a competition to pair Chablis with a take away meal. Chablis is a lovely easy tempered wine, so I expected it to be easy to find something interesting and tasty to match it.

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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 …]

My best Facebook Suppliers of 2012 – with a Big Thank You

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When I first started this blog, one of my earliest posts recommended some of my favourite food suppliers who understand social media and interacting with their customers. In the two years since then, Twitter and Facebook have become more and more essential for any business wishing to succeed. Why, even the BBC tweets these [… 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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