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Bakewell Chelsea Buns – my Christmas present to you

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I make no bones about the shortness of this. I had such grand designs for sorting this post out , but just like the programme, my vision hasn’t been matched by the hard currency of time, which I lack. This … Continue reading

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Why bother making Christmas Cake?

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“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. (LP Hartley, The Go-Between) Well actually I’d like to challenge that. And I’m going to raise the stakes with an argument for home made Christmas cake. Ian Jack  reviewed the … Continue reading

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Which spice is your favourite? Why mine is ‘French Spice’, Pain D’Epice.

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Baking for me is all about getting “what I really, really want”. There is of course a price to pay for that kind of behaviour, balancing the equation of eating and moving so that the scales stay unchanged. They didn’t … Continue reading

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Puddings Galore 1- Orange Chocolate Fondant with Cherries Jubilee

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Sometimes in order to create something better, it’s necessary to break down a partially formed structure into its component parts so that building can take place from a more stable base. It’s what happens with any reconstruction, whether that be … Continue reading

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An International Apple Pie

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I’m in Paris currently, and thinking of food with an international theme. However writing a post about Apple Pie is a bit like filling in an application for the job of Head of the United Nations – everybody expects you … Continue reading

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The GBBO Challenge- Gluten Free Brownie Bake Off

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James and John (nicknamed the Baking Apostles by me during filming- a great idea for a book surely someone?)  had a bit of a twitter debate recently about brownies and the ‘best’ sort. James was suggesting that gluten free flour … Continue reading

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Blackberry, White Chocolate and Elderflower Torte

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I have so enjoyed reading all the blog posts on other sites commenting on GBBO to date. They are adding to my enjoyment of the experience enormously. Some bloggers have had me in stitches with their wit and observations and … Continue reading