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Adapting Marvellous Creations

When it comes to chocolate, I’m normally fussy. I don’t much care for the overly sweet mass-produced stuff, though sometimes desperate times call for quantity over quality. Except for one: I am quite fond of the Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations bar. If you haven’t come across it, Marvellous Creations is Dairy Milk with extras: jelly beans,… Continue reading Adapting Marvellous Creations

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(Almost) According to Delia: Dark Jamaican Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a very wintry sort of cake. There will probably be several more ginger recipes in the coming weeks. Also, I really like gingerbread. This one is very suited to an afternoon tea. It’s a very dense sort of loaf, best served with butter. Or maybe chocolate spread or a jam, if that takes… Continue reading (Almost) According to Delia: Dark Jamaican Gingerbread

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Christmas Baking: Pepparkakor

Now that we’re over half-way through November, I feel like I can step up my Christmas preparations. Not the Christmas crafting – that’s all long been underway – but the other preparations. The choosing of festive foods that don’t require ordering. Getting a Christmas tree (although that probably won’t be for another week or so).… Continue reading Christmas Baking: Pepparkakor

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(Almost) According to Hummingbird: New York Cheesecake

Normally, when I make a cheesecake, I use a no-bake recipe which involves very little weighing. A tub of cream cheese, a pot of double cream, icing sugar to taste, beat it together. It’s simple, effective, and lends itself to whatever you’ve got in the kitchen-cupboard by way of flavourings. Lemon, chocolate, alcohol. This time,… Continue reading (Almost) According to Hummingbird: New York Cheesecake

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(Almost) According to Delia: Oat and Raisin Cookies

I don’t do all the baking. Sometimes, M gets it into his head that he wants to make something, usually cookies, occasionally a Victoria sponge. In a vague attempt at healthiness (I know), he’s been using Delia’s Oat and Raisin Cookie recipe. Only, he doesn’t like raisins, so they were switched for white chocolate chips… Continue reading (Almost) According to Delia: Oat and Raisin Cookies

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Hummingbird: Blueberry Muffins

In a time of crisis, one of the best things to do is to get baking. If nothing else, it’ll use up those things of baking powder and bicarb. that’ve been sitting in your cupboards since forever, and are long out of date. Or is that just me? Anyway, these are excellent breakfast muffins. Or… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Hummingbird: Blueberry Muffins

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Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Simnel Cake

This being Easter weekend, and us celebrating everything with a good cake, this time of year we get Simnel cake. Although, saying that, my researches indicate that we're a few weeks late. Apparently Simnel cakes were originally eaten on Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Oops! But, better late than never, right? Anyway. No… Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Simnel Cake