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Ahoy there…….

Salted caramel, popcorn, toffee………you can barely move in supermarkets for products mixing salt with sweet. And, no excuses, but we all need something sweet in our lives sometimes, right? It’s not like I can even say ‘oh, this’d be lovely … Continue reading

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Well, that’s the Christmas Cake 2015 done….

  Finally got the cake from the previous post decorated. I toyed with the idea of making my own marzipan (oh, why do I watch videos on Youtube and think ‘well, THAT looks easy enough’?) but common sense prevailed and … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Cake, Oh Christmas Cake……

…..why do you take so long to bake????? Well, the ‘gluten free’ experiment didn’t last very long as it appears that it’s something that’s is regularly tested for at my daughter’s diabetes clinic, so we’re back to her still feeling … Continue reading

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Christmas Chocolate Cheesecake

Well, okay we actually had it on Boxing Day, but needs must when alliteration calls 😀 So. Nigella. As in Nigella Lawson. As in Big Nige, as she’s (affectionately) called in our house. She’s a lady who’s not afraid of … Continue reading

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Mincemeat Three

The Return of the Mincemeat. And now, to complete the first trilogy, we have Mincemeat Muffins. I’m not very confident with muffins, as mine usually turn out more like fairy cakes on steroids than what you get in any high … Continue reading

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Mincemeat One

Do you remember that couple of weeks ago I gave you a recipe for homemade mincemeat? Well, I’ve been using it up so quickly that I’m going to have to make another batch this weekend. Just as well that it’s … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch….

Okay, so now you’ve got your cake, what’cha gonna do with it? Well, I’d normally answer ‘eat it’, but remember this isn’t for me, so decorating it might be a better answer. Now, I’m rubbish at decorating, but don’t fear, … Continue reading

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O Christmas Cake, O Christmas Cake…….

………I’m going to have to rush this bake……….. I’ve really got to keep my big gob shut. One of the other ladies on the schools’ PTA is an incredible baker and she usually donates a cake for the hamper raffle … Continue reading

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Down the Slippery Slope……..Ho Ho Ho.

Look, I know you don’t wanna hear this, but in about 80 days the shortest day of the year rears its’ ugly head. Call it what you will – Yuletide, Solstice, Christmas etc – it’s a big time in the … Continue reading

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