Category Archives: Baking


Banana, sultana and almond loaf

Manky banana alert – why can’t we ever get through the damned things? No matter how green they are when I buy them they ripen in an instant – infuriating. Well only slightly coz it’s always an excuse to bake … Continue reading

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Lunchbox idea: banana muffins

I had a bunch of manky bananas hanging on my kitchen worktop for longer than I should have – they went black and really started freaking me out so I quickly mashed them up and looked for a recipe to … Continue reading

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Home-made gift idea: Chocolate caramel squares

This has to be one of my all time favourite sweet treats, something my mum can throw together with her eyes closed after years of providing the WI market stall with it, but i’d never attempted it before. Once again, … Continue reading

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My Christmas gingerbread house

I’ve always avoided making a gingerbread house at Christmas – it’s always looked like an intimidating task undertaken by clever baking types who belong on the Great British Bake Off, not cack-handed freestylers like me! But when the folks at … Continue reading

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Christmas tree crunchy cake pops

I spotted this cool recipe in January’s Good Food mag as part of their festive kitchen projects spread. I needed something fun for our home-made goodies stand at the school Christmas Fair and this fitted the bill perfectly. They really … Continue reading

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Bake sale orange and poppy seed cupcakes

I love it when I can tick off two tasks in one go – and on this occasion it was baking for the school cake stall and writing an article about a recipe using orange. Love it! So after a … Continue reading

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Edible gifts: Lemon chewies with honey

When you’re dropping in to see people and you’ve got your children in tow, the best thing I can do to make up for the ensuing mayhem is bring edible gifts. Jams and chutneys work well, but a bag of … Continue reading

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