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Category: Baking and Sweet Treats

A Bunch of Gingerbread Tulips

A Bunch of Gingerbread Tulips

This is a really nice recipe, which makes a great crunchy biscuit with a warming kick. The dough works very well for traditional Christmas biscuits – or a gingerbread house if you’re feeling ambitious. Here I wanted to create a bright bunch of tulips, great for Mother’s Day or another special gift. The icing is somewhat time consuming but really adds a pretty impressive finish to a tasty biscuit. To make the tulip shapes I used a simple tear drop…

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Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are one of my favourite weekend breakfasts. They are so quick and easy to knock up; the trick is to let the bananas get really brown and squishy before you mash them up into pancakes – super sweet treats! Ingredients: 1 large overripe banana 1 medium egg, beaten 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp honey Method: Roughly mash the bananas into the beaten egg. I like to leave fairly large pieces as I love biting into the caramelized…

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Chocolate Marble Cake

Chocolate Marble Cake

This is a very spectacular looking cake made by my sister Liz – infact several years she used the marble decoration for one of the cakes she baked for my wedding – I had some very impressed guests! It’s perfect for a birthday, and the flavour is great. It’s not that tricky to put together, as most of the sponge ingredients are added in one go – you just need a lot of bowls to melt all that different chocolate! Unfortunately…

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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I love banana bread. It’s one of the first things I ever baked – it’s moist with sweet gooey chunks of chocolate and banana, and is ridiculously easy to put together. It is great still warm from the oven with a cup of tea, or as a breakfast treat! Ingredients: 3 overripe bananas 2 eggs, beaten 110g melted unsalted butter 170g caster sugar 1 tbsp milk 1.5 tbsp lemon juice Double handful of chopped pecans or walnuts 70g chopped dark chocolate…

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