Pancakes, Sweet Bread

Vegan Peanut Butter Waffles

Hello Veganuary! Anyone else feel like Veganuary has become huge this year, 2019? With Greggs releasing their infamous vegan sausage roll that all of us were waiting for as well as large companies like Pizza Hut and McDonalds also adopting vegan dishes, the amount of vegan conversations I’ve seen on social media is insane!

For Veganuary I wanted to create something that even non-vegans would be tempted to try. These waffles look and taste just like normal waffles (if not better). They are more dense, like a sweet bread rather than light and fluffy but the peanut butter makes them sweet and nutty. These would be perfect on their own with a sprinkle of fruit (or any toppings of your liking) but I also made a Maple Peanut Butter Syrup to drizzle over… which believe me, makes this dish!

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Cakes, GBBO

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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cupcakes

Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Happy St. Patricks Day! A day I personally do not celebrate, but always seem to end up in a pub (that’s normal, right?). This year though I opted for a less alcoholic way to celebrate by creating some St. Paddy’s Day chocolate cupcakes!

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Cookies

P&J Cookies – A Twist on the classic Jammie Dodger

Anyone else here absolutely obsessed with Jammie Dodgers when growing up? They were the ultimate childhood biscuit and it was my mission to nibble all of the bisuit away before devouring the gooey jam middle.

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These biscuits are a twist on the classic, adding original American flavour pairing peanut butter and jelly (jam for us Brits). They are crunchy on the outside, and oozy in the middle and the add of peanut butter really steps this biscuit up to a new level!

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Savoury

The Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

This is one recipe you need to keep for a rainy day! The unbeatable cheesy sauce topped with plum tomatoes makes the ultimate comfort food. A recipe taught to me by my mother who would make this at least twice a week, the family favourite, served with frankfurters and lots (and i mean lots) of tomato puree squeezed on top!

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Cakes, GBBO

GBBO Challenge Week Eight – Forgotten Bakes – SAVOY!

What the **** is a savoy cake? Anyone else feel the same way? I hope so, because this week I was left completely flabbergasted at some of the things being made, which is why I think they named it forgotten bakes…

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This weeks recipe is taken from Kate’s Pecan Savoy Cake, which was actually enormous on the show, but the recipe cuts it down to one simple sponge. However, I didn’t bother with the chocolate decoration, I stuck to a simple coating of icing sugar and fresh berries (and then ate it with a pool of custard!!)

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cake pops, Cakes, chocolate

The Perfect Fluffy Chocolate Sponge

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Chocolate Cake, it’s delicious, decadent and we just can’t get enough of it! But boy are they hard to perfect! Too bitter, too sweet, too stodgy. I’ve eaten them all! Until I came across this recipe by the magnificent MARY BERRY and adapted it slightly to perfect the ultimate chocolate sponge!

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