Doughnuts, Sweet Bread

Raspberry Jam filled Doughnuts

The best doughnuts in the world and no I’m not kidding! If you have ever felt like you can’t make doughnuts, follow this recipe and you will succeed. The most important thing you need is time!

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40 Day Meat Free Challenge, Updates

40 Days Meat Free Challenge – First 7 Days

For anyone who doesn’t follow my social media, I have decided to give up meat for Lent. I wouldn’t call myself a huge meat lover, but most of my midweek meals always include chicken and I rarely think of ordering a vegetarian (or fish) meal when I go out to a restaurant.

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Every week, I will be posting about how I’m getting on and what kind of new meals I’m eating. The best way to stay up to date is through my instagram: merakibaking. Follow along if you like and let me know if you have any recipes or inspiration on things I could try! This post is about the first 7 days being meat free.

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Cookies, Uncategorized

Traditional Chinese Almond Cookies

Happy New Year! It’s the year of the dog, the Earth Dog to be precise. If anyone is celebrating today, Gǒu nián jí xiáng (good luck for the year of the dog) and Xīn xiǎng shì chénɡ (may all your wishes come true). Today is a celebration of light, sound and colour and children tend to recieve “luck money.”

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These cookies are a traditional Chinese almond cookie that resemble coins, bringing good luck and fortune for families. These cookies can be made for the family or given as a gift.

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Pancakes

Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

It’s pancake day! Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras whatever you call it it means a day when breakfast, lunch and dinner can acceptably be pancakes pancakes and more pancakes.

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Christmas, Cookies, GBBO

GBBO Challenge Week Ten – Ginger Biscuits

Ah, the finale! What a series it has been. As much as I have loved this season, the finale didn’t have as many exciting bakes as it usually does, especially not to the creative bakes they’ve been tested on in previous weeks.

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I decided to make the ginger biscuits which was the last technical bake of the season and they are delicious! The aroma fills the entire house with christmas spices and they are perfect for gifting this Christmas!
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cake pops, Cakes, chocolate

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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chocolate

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark, one of the easiest yet tastiest treat to make! These are perfect for special occasions, gatherings and as homemade gifts. You can add whatever toppings you like! It is a chance to be creative and also makes it easy to transform into any seasonal occasion. Why not try peppermint and dark chocolate at Christmas? or raspberry frozen yoghurt bark in the summer for a light twist? The options are endless!

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These slabs of chocolate can be broken down into shards and then placed into gift bags to make a delightful gifts that anyone would love to receive

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