Brunkager – Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

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    These delightful Cinnamon Christmas Cookies are brought to you by Caroline Fleming from her book Cook Yourself Happy, a collection of more than 100 Danish recipes to create and enjoy. Here is what Caroline has to say about this recipe: The happiest times of a child’s life has to include birthdays and Christmases, Read More

Bake It: Sweet Potato Scones

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  Whip up these delicious scones with a difference in no time! Ingredients: 200g self-raising flour 15g butter 1 medium sweet potato, peeled 1 egg 1 tsp salt 2tsp rosemary 15g pecorino 1tbsp milk A baking tray covered in parchment, a cookie cutter   Method: Preheat oven to gas 5 / 190c Cut the butter Read More

Chocolate Donut Nests

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    If you’re a big fan of mini eggs, you’ll love this recipe. It’s a step-up from those little cornflake nests you made as kids, and is perfect for an Easter snack or to serve up to guests.   Ingredients:   (Makes 8-10 donuts) 120g plain flour (to make these gluten-free, use Dove’s Farm Read More

Low Sugar Mini Cakes

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    Cake is great. Carrot, coffee, fruit, chocolate fudge, vanilla sponge, jam filling and cream. Is your mouth watering yet? You can’t go wrong with a delicious homemade cake. When you’re on a restrictive diet it’s often the simple things you miss, so here’s a low-sugar alternative for mini cakes that you can enjoy Read More

Chocolate Cookie Layer Cheesecake

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  Chocolate shortbread layered with an indulgently creamy filling makes this cake a delicious treat any day of the week!   Ingredients: Makes one 9″ cake For chocolate shortbread: 375g plain flour 300g butter, cold and diced 225g caster sugar 100g cocoa powder ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda   For filling and topping: 600g cream Read More

We Love… The Cast Iron Shallow Casserole from M&S

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  When the rain is lashing down outside and the cold, dark days give way to colder, darker nights, it’s time to seek comfort in a hearty casserole straight from the oven. We love this cast iron casserole dish from M&S. Suitable for all cookers and hobs, in ovens and grills, this great all-rounder will Read More

From the Bookcase: Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister

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  With 120 recipes collated from both judges and bakers from the popular BBC series, the Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking is the ideal reference, whether you want to whip up a quick batch of biscuits or turn out a fabulous, show-stopping cake for a special occasion. With the best recipes from Read More

From the Bookcase: Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

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    Whether it is time or gluten intolerance preventing you from baking your own bread, the time for excuses is now over. Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (Thomas Dunne Books) provides you with recipes and know-how to create your very own delicious home-made bread no matter how strapped for time you Read More

From the Bookcase… Quick Cakes for Busy Mums

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  Brought to you by B. Dutton Publishing, Quick Cakes for Busy Mums is a fabulous guide to making impressive looking cakes with minimal fuss and bother. Written by experienced cake decorator Karen Taylor, this hardback book is packed with tips and tricks showing you how to create fabulous cakes and cookies using the simplest Read More