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    Cheese Scones

    I’m usually more of a sweet toothed person but when it comes to savory, I love cheese! Cheese Scones weren’t something that I’d made previously but my Grandma’s classic scone recipe was so tasty that I thought, why not try giving it a twist. I can certainly say that these will now be made on a regular basis as they’re too good not to! They’re super easy to make and didn’t take a long time to prep or to bake (approximately 30 minutes in total). The recipe below makes 8 regular sized scones, perfect for family snacks. Ingredients 230g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp salt 45g butter 100g mature cheddar 140ml…

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    Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

    These mini chocolate raspberry cupcakes are a great idea for a kids party and the decoration can be tailored to your theme. I made these for the family as treats throughout the week and both my husband and son love them. They’re much smaller than normal cupcakes (about 1/4 of the size) and this recipe makes 24. I used shop bought raspberry jam but if you’re a jam maker, feel free to substitute this for your own. Ingredients – Cakes 100g butter 100g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 100g self-raising flour 25g cocoa powder Approx. 8 tsp raspberry jam Ingredients – Buttercream 80g butter 1 tsp vanilla…

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    Mum’s Apple Crumble

    If I could name one thing that I loved eating as a child, it would be my Mum’s Apple Crumble. She used to make this every now and again as a treat following Sunday Dinner. Until making this myself, I hadn’t had any sort of crumble for over 10 years and my son had never even tried one! It’s safe to say that after making (and eating) this, it certainly won’t be the last crumble made in our house now. My mum kindly sent over the recipe and also mentioned some variations for future bakes. Why not try the recipe with one of these variations to the Bramley apples? Pear…

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    Chocolate Cupcake Suprises

    A recipe for 12 light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes with creamy chocolate buttercream, white chocolate decoration and a hidden suprise! I have always wanted to try out some chocolate work so with my latest cupcakes I thought I would attempt some white chocolate decoration. Well, it was certainly not as straight forward as it looks! First of all the chocolate went everywhere, so I had to master the art of either moving fast of squeezing the piping tube gently (preferably both). Then after a while, the chocolate obviously started to set. The latter wasn’t as much of a problem because, honestly, it was easier to work with then. After all…

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    White Choc Chip Cupcakes

    Until recently, I always swayed more to milk or dark chocolate. Now I don’t know what’s happened but I’ve become completely obsessed with white chocolate. I’m honestly not sure where that’s come from but I cannot get enough of it! So much so that I can no longer buy the 200g bars from Asda because once that bad boy is open, there’s no stopping me! I had to, therefore, find a way of adding this white chocolatey goodness to some of my latest cupcake creations. Well, they did not disappoint. Of course, I had to add some edible glitter, because, why not (insert cheesy grin gif) Anyway, onto the recipe.…

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    Chocolate Sprinkle Biscuits

    This is a great activity to complete with kids or actually, even without. The result is 12 white chocolate dipped biscuits (cookies is you’re not in the UK), coated in colourful sprinkles. The beauty of this is that it’s a really simple idea that creates a treat for people of any age to have at any occasion (or no occasion, we made ours on a Sunday afternoon). Feel free to switch up the digestives for another biscuit, you could choose your favourite. I was thinking of dipping Oreos till I remembered that I’d actually finished them off the week before (oops). Why not try swapping white chocolate for milk? Or…

  • marbles+fondant+cake
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    Mint Chocolate Marble Cake

    This cake looks fabulous as a centre piece on any table and tastes just as good as it looks! The recipe makes one 6 inch sandwiched cake but could be doubled for a larger cake or for 2 tiers. Ingredients – Cake 100g butter 100g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp peppermint extract 1tsp baking powder 100g self-raising flour 30g cocoa powder 50g dark chocolate chips Ingredients – Buttercream and Fondant 125g butter 300g icing sugar 2 tsp peppermint extract 350g white fondant icing 150g blue fondant icing 90g black fondant icing Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees (fan). Cream the butter and sugar together. Step 2 Add…

  • creme+egg+brownie
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    Creme Egg Brownies

    These are an absolute must try for any creme egg fan. A super easy and delicious treat to make before, during and after Easter!….Pretty much any time creme eggs are available to buy in the shops. Ingredients 180g butter 200g dark chocolate 280g caster sugar 120g plain flour 3 eggs 2 x 85g bags of mini creme eggs Step 1 Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees (fan). Fill a pan with boiling water and place a heatproof bowl over the top (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Gently melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl. Step 2 Allow the butter and chocolate to cool for 5…

  • colourful+buttercream+cake
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    Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

    If you have a few hours available (this doesn’t need to be all in one go) and some patience when it comes to decorating, then this cake might be the one for you. It tastes delicious and looks fantastic as a centre piece for parties. Admittedly, I did not have a party to take said cake to but had been wanting to try the design out for a while so thought, why not! Ingredients – Cake 300g butter 300g caster sugar 6 eggs 300g self-raising flour 3 tsp baking powder 70g cocoa powder Ingredients – Buttercream (you will need 2 batches of this) 300g butter 800g icing sugar 2 tsp…

  • chocolate+orange+bark
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    Chocolate Orange Bark

    Chocolate bark is one of the simplest things to make. There are lots of different variations but I wanted to first introduce the classic, chocolate orange. This is great to make on your own, with children or with friends. The bark looks so pretty, it could even form a gift for someone on a special occasion. Ingredients 200g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate 1 tsp orange extract Orange gel food colouring (you can also mix yellow and red) Step 1 Line a small, shallow baking tin with greaseproof paper. Step 2 Break the milk chocolate and put into a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water. Do the same…