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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s vegan week this week of the Bake Off and what an inspiring week! I am not personally vegan myself, but have always been fascinated at vegan food, with the substitutes for animal products including meat and dairy! This weeks episode showed me something i’ve never seen before and that’s using aquafaba in replacement of eggs. This was used for making fluffy meringue which made me wonder, can it be replaced in any recipe? And hello chocolate chip cookies!

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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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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 from Leftover Cake!

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This is a super quick and easy recipe if you have leftover cake from trimmings or if you’ve made too many layers and want to use one to make something else! Whatever the reason, this recipe is for people who have none of the fancy cake pop utensils and just want something to make instead of throwing away good cake!

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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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GBBO Technical Challenge Week One – Chocolate Mini Rolls

It’s that time of the year again… The Great British Bake Off is back! Tuesday evenings are now full of joy (and hunger) with 12 new bakers entering the tent to test out their home baking skills.

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Each week the bakers are tasked with a ‘technical bake,’ which is usually a tricky recipe with minimal instructions. This year I have decided to follow their recipes and make these technical bakes at home, starting with the first technical challenge of the season – Mini Rolls!

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