Cakes

Strawberry Champagne Layer Cake

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 35 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas filled with fun and food and love and family. I was tasked with dessert for our family Christmas (naturally) and made a variation of this fantastically easy cake which practically…

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Yeast Breads

Nearly Panettone

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love the aromatic flavours of Panettone but I don’t have the patience for hours on end of rising and hanging the loaf upside down and all the other hallmarks of the real thing so I created this rich…

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Sweets

Santa’s Little Helpers

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Finishing Time : 1 hour | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy I love Christmas but it can be a bit overwhelming. Sometimes you need a little something to get you through. These rich truffles, spiked with brandy and warm with Christmas spice are just what you need. Sneak one whenever…

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Cakes, Sweets

Panforte

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 24 hours | Difficulty : Moderate One of my favourite things about Christmas baking is that there are so many wonderful food traditions from around the world to try and share with those you love. Panforte is insanely addictive so it’s best to make it…

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Cakes

Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Chocolate cake. Two words that promise so much and often deliver so little. Not any more. So chocolatey. So tender. Why is there chocolate on my pajama top? I don’t remember getting up… This stupidly easy cake is moist…

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Cakes, Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy A girl can only go so long before she needs cake and what’s better than cake laced with delicious irish cream? These tender moist cupcakes use one of my favourite methods – adopted from the Hummingbird Bakery – and…

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Cookies, Kiwi Classic

Afghans

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy I have failed my countrymen. A true afghan should be topped with half a walnut but I realised too late that I hadn’t any when making these classic chocolatey cookies to share with you all. I improvised with pecans…

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Pies & Tarts

Raspberry, Cinnamon and Almond Tarts

 Prep Time : 1 Hour | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 2 Hours | Difficulty : A Bit Fiddly I love raspberry. I love cinnamon. I love almond. What if they all got together? I wondered. And the rest is history – tasty tasty history. These flavours work wonderfully together – warm and mellow. These tarts…

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Sweets

Homemade Marshmallows

 Prep Time : 1 Hour | Finishing Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Guy Fawkes means bonfires and bonfires mean marshmallows. Toasty, gooey inside marshmallows. Shall we make some?

Cheesecakes

Chocolate, Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

 Prep Time : 40 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 5+ Hours | Difficulty : Moderate Halloween is fundamentally a combination of kitsch and eating ALL THE THINGS. I’ve got you covered. I briefly thought this triple-threat cheesecake might be too much but I pushed those feelings down inside and put Reese’s Pieces and salted peanuts…

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