Category Archives: Desserts, Cakes and Biscuits

Chocolate Date Cake

I am not one of those girls obsessed with chocolate for me it is a bit of a take it or leave it ingredient. The exception was while I was pregnant I craved both cake and chocolate. I partly put … Continue reading

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Honey and Raspberry Semifreddo

Prior to my pregnancy I  didn’t really like ice cream, I aways felt a bit to creamy and I preferred sorbet or an ice lolly but since getting pregnant I am happily obsessed with ice cream. Taking every opportunity to … Continue reading

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Sticky Toffee Date Cake

A number of months ago I wrote about the builders getting through mounds of cake while fixing my snag list and my foolproof 175 cake. recipe which can be adapted for a range of ingredients and had received many compliments … Continue reading

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Blackberry Mousse

The Blackberry season came very early this year , I started gathering them at the end of July.  According to tradition/Wikipaedia blackberries should not be picked after Michaelmas (29 September) as the devil has claimed them, leaving a mark on … Continue reading

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Blackberry Yogurt Cake

Recently I found a second-hand copy of , “The Man Who Ate Everything” by  Jeffrey Steingarten,  a collection of essays from 90s written by the former Vogue Food Critic. In one essay on ripeness of fruit, I learnt that dessert … Continue reading

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Strawberry Teas, Tarts, Pavlovas and Scones

My Mum is an amazing cook, she was also until recently a full time family doctor . When I was little she often worked Saturdays and would  buy me and my little brother cakes on the way home. In summer … Continue reading

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Blackcurrant and Sloe Gin Sorbet

This week a very nice researcher from BBC Nottingham sent me a message , they were doing a piece on foraging and she wondered if I was able to show her some spots in Nottingham that day,  where wild berries … Continue reading

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