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Lemon and Elderflower Traybake

It’s the second week of The Great British Bake Off! Who is loving it so far? My favourites at the moment are Manon (no not just because she looks like me haha) as well as Kim-Joy, Jon and it’s a choice between Rahul or Briony! Either way, they are all great personalities this year and I’m enjoying watching them all so much!

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The signature challenge this week was tray-bakes so I decided to make my own creation and as the sun is still out and the UK is looking like it’s going to get an Indian summer, I thought I’d stick with the summer flavours and play around with lemon and elderflower!

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Gigantes Plaki – Giant Greek Beans (Vegan)

Gigantes plaki is a classic Greek dish, consisting of ‘giant’ white beans cooked in a tomato sauce with lots of fresh herbs. This recipe packs a punch on the flavour side and whilst traditionally can take a long time to make, my speedy recipe will have you eating these as a quick, easy weekday meal!

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Triple Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Fudge

What could possibly be better than a brownie? How about TRIPLE LAYERS with a peanut butter fudge and a melted chocolate topping?! Yes please…

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I made these for National Fudge Day, but these are the perfect indulgent treat for anytime of the week and make great homemade gifts!

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Simple Citrus Madeira Loaf Cake

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Summer is well and truly coming to an end *cries endlessly* which means back to work, school and rain. But whilst it’s an end of pimms, summer fruit tarts and sun, it’s a start of hot cups of tea and warm sponge cakes and who could complain about that? This citrus madeira cake is so simple yet so delicious. The sweet aroma fills the entire house whilst cooking and makes a perfect afternoon treat snuggled on the sofa!

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