Bakes ‘n’ Cakes Category

Soda Bread – in an hour. (A collaboration with Sola Photography).

I love bread, but here’s the thing, it doesn’t love me. Is there anything better than the pleasing, comforting and familiar smell of fresh baked bread (besides eating it warm with gently melting butter that is…)? Its inviting aroma wafts lazily through bakery shop fronts, homes, streets, supermarkets and envelopes you pulling you closer to […]

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Ginger and Apricot Shortbread

Ginger and Apricot Shortbread. Quick and easy and makes very little mess. For years now Mother Hen has made the most amazing ginger biscuits, forget the branded shop versions, hers are totally to die for. Everything you expect, light, crunchy, chewy, a gingery zing and soaks up just the right amount of tea. Anyone who’s tried […]

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A slice of home-made pie.

Who doesn’t like a slice of home-made pie with unctuous gravy oozing over it’s warm crust? This has fast become one of my favourites since making it last year for a friend and is often requested for Sunday lunch. Taken from a Lorraine Pascale recipe this Cranberry, Leek, Mushroom pie is a must, if nothing […]

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Edible Art

Make a cup of your favourite brew, pick your favourite chair and get comfortable; You’re in for a real Sweet Treat. Last year, around this time my current work contract was coming to an end and it was a while before the next was due to start. Knowing only too well that idle hands and […]

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