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Category Archives: desserts

Chocolate tart with a pecan biscuit crust

This tart is delicious and tastes even better a couple of days after you’ve made it, so it’s a perfect make-ahead dessert. The filing is a simple brownie-like cake and the crust is a favorite cheesecake base of mine, made even tastier with the addition of crushed pecans. Chocolate tart with pecan crust 8″ or […]

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Whole wheat Apple & Almond muffins

Oh the dilemma of what to do with an abundance of apples. Liv, my lovely Kiwi lodger, has been spending some time in Suffolk lately and keeps returning with more and more apples, and so the pile keeps on growing, as does the challenge of what to create with them.  So far we’ve had apple […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Roasted Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Four days to Halloween! I know because my youngest daughter Hanna is quite literally counting down. The girls really wanted to throw a Halloween party this year, so to get ready we’ve been doing some serious decorating which included taking a trip to the pumpkin farm to hunt out the best candidates for our Jack-O-Lanterns. […]

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Iced Sugar Cookies

Last week was Emily’s birthday and icing cookies is always a huge hit as a party activity. I have the set-up down to a fine art these days as we decorate cookies at their parties every year. As you can see from the photo’s above the kids do a fantastic job, the icing dries really […]

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Toasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Oh the smell of toasting Hazelnuts! Not only is this one of the most moist, delicious cakes I have ever had the pleasure of making and tasting, but it also leaves your home smelling all nutty and divine. As caking making goes, I admit this is a little more involved than most and if you […]

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