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The best gingerbread loaf you will ever have

Before I came to the UK the one thing I wanted Mum to teach me to make was her gingerbread loaf. It is the stuff of dreams, not just because of the sweet ginger flavour but also because it lasts for up to a week without going weird AND it can be frozen. This gingerbread […]

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The best way to make a cake while drunk

  I love baking, but somehow my efforts are never Pinterest worthy. There was that upside down cake that ended up on the bottom of the oven, the pancakes that somehow ended up penis shaped or even the Joy Free Bitch Cake* that was more of a political statement than a baking masterpiece. But I […]

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AN ISLAND SENT ME TREATS

So you know, there I was dreaming of an island escape and damn hungry to boot when all of a sudden the island of Jersey offered to send me some treats. Now normally if a stranger offers to send you food you say no and back slowly away (this is London after all). But when […]

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How to make after dinner mints

Ok so what the fuck do you do when you have gluten free and dairy free people over for dinner and you want a little snaffle to go with after dinner drinks? After trawling Pinterest for desserts I almost pulled my hair out trying to find something that didn’t involve a combination of coconut oil, […]

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Chefs, tarts and full frontal baking

I have to tell you about the most amazingly fun event I went to last week, Serious about Baking hosted by Currys and Cake Boy. Bloggers often get invited to PR events, and while most are vaguely interesting they tend to still be in the ‘work’ rather than ‘fun’ category. I tend to say yes […]

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Two ingredient ice cream bread

A debate was raging on Facebook. Some friends in New Zealand had posted a link to an Ice Cream Bread recipe and everyone was wondering if it was a hoax or if it was possible. I thought the ice cream bread might actually work, it is essentially a soda bread with ice cream instead of buttermilk and […]

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