Soda Bread With Sunflower Seeds

Soda bread is of course an Irish classic – if you look up ‘Irish baking recipes’ on Google, most of the first few pages will mainly have soda bread! We have given it a slightly seedy twist, so enjoy this Irish soda bread with sunflower seeds. It is not too …

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Mint Chocolate Fudge Brownies With Cocoa Powder

I was always under the impression you couldn’t make truly delicious, moist, fudge brownies from scratch without melting chocolate, and then of course things start to get a bit messy! But I have been playing around in the kitchen (aka the “lab”) and I think we have got it pretty much …

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February 2016 – St Patrick’s Day

So February we decided to step into a little bit of St Patrick’s Day baking. Generally, based on the feedback of our subscribers, there have been more requests for simpler and quicker bakes than we had been doing so we tried to keep it a bit simpler this month as …

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Behind The Scenes – January Update

It’s been a fairly organised and steady month, dare I say it. A few minor mishaps with the system migration I have been putting through but otherwise it seems to have gone well overall. We were well-planned and more organised and it seems like it’s all gone smoothly. We are …

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Raspberry and Rose Water Cake

Try this delicious rose water cake recipe – an easy, fun and fragrant treat, perfect for Valentine’s Day. [AdSense-C] Rose water is a little bit of an acquired taste, but by combining with the sharpness of raspberries and the softness of creamy buttercream, I think we have put together something …

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Easy Strawberry Cupcakes From Scratch

Try these delicious real strawberry cupcakes from scratch. Incredibly simple to make, bursting with flavour, with an appearance topic both specked red with real strawberry, these are a delicious, Valentine’s treat. Pipe your buttercream in a rose shape for an extra special effect. [AdSense-C] [AdSense-B] Ingredients: For the cupcakes: 125g …

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I have spent ages looking for a good red velvet chocolate chip cookies recipe and I think I have nailed it finally. A bright, Valentine’s Day take on traditional buttery, crunchy shortbread biscuit. Traditionally the red velvet colour is created by a reaction between cocoa powder, vinegar & buttermilk. Unfortunately as …

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January 2016 – Valentine’s Day

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Keeping with our trend of going a month ahead of the times, we put together a box of delicious Valentine’s Day baking for our subscribers in January. As with last month, it was mainly recipes of my own creation that we sent out. It’s nice to throw in a little bit …

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

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Delicious twice-baked cranberry pistachio biscotti recipe. [AdSense-C] With biscotti you bake once to give them their shape, and then bake again to give them their crunch. These delicious cranberry pistachio biscotti are particularly nice at Christmas, but good for any other time of year as well! Optionally drizzle some melted white chocolate …

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Tiramisu Gateau Recipe

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Tiramisu is probably the best known Italian dessert but there isn’t much baking involved. So I have given it my own twist to put together this delicious three tier tiramisu gateau recipe. The photo has 2 tiers, but these instructions give you everything you need for a 3-tier masterpiece. The layers are quite …

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