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Chestnut and cinnamon turkey macarons

Gobble gobble… When my boyfriend suggested I made ‘gobble macarons’ to celebrate thanksgiving I was a little confused. What on earth did he mean? But after a little explaining (apparently it’s the sound you make when you eat turkey) and one very quick search on Pinterest I was sold! Gobble macarons were on the weekend’s To…

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Frangipane mince pies

I realised something awful this morning – half way through December and I hadn’t made a single mince pie! I haven’t even eaten that many! So I set about making amends – now I have made and eaten quite a few… I decided to top this batch with frangipane as I like a change from all the…

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Bakewell tart

Mr Bakewell makes pretty good Bakewell tarts, exceedingly good you might say. So good in fact that I have never thought it necessary to make one. Until now that is.

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Apricot and amaretti layered fool

Sometimes, once in a while, every few weeks, I like to push the boat out. Push the boat out and suggest something that isn’t ice cream for pudding. Adventurous I know. It’s summer, even if the weather is doing it’s best to pretend otherwise, and fruit is, quite literally, ripe for the picking. Apricots have…

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Redcurrant and vanilla cheesecake

Baked cheesecakes can be delicious but they can disappoint. They can be dry and cracked and not the soft creamy deliciousness that you are expecting. How much wobble really should there be when you take it out of the oven? Unbaked cheesecakes on the other hand… Unbaked cheesecakes are always delicious, always moist and always…

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Millionaire’s mousse

Some recipes you see and want to try. Other recipes you see and know you need to try. These fell into the need to try. And you need to try them too. Seriously, unbelievably good! I first spotted them in the canapé section of Great British Chefs and as a girl rather partial to a slice millionaires shortbread…

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Simple summer sorbet

I have a new toy… And boy am I excited! Super duper excited. After 15 years sitting broken in our kitchen we have finally replaced our ice cream machine!! As a child I loved our ice cream machine and the creamy, delicious, speckled pink strawberry ice cream my mother would make for us day after…