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Bicycle birthday cake

My father was 80 on Sunday, so we had a big family gathering and for a big gathering you need a big cake! My dad raced as a younger man, so a bicycle was the only way to go. Happy … Continue reading

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Peawack soup – lest we forget

It’s 2nd January and back to work. Belts need to be tightened post-Christmas (financially, at least. Real belts have been loostened a notch or two). So I wanted to share a very frugal family recipe. Peawack soup brings a sort … Continue reading

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Limoncello for Caroline

A bit too late to make this for Christmas, but you could do it for New Year, or at least January when you need a bit of a pick-up. I love Limoncello – it is like capturing a little bit … Continue reading

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Homemade fudge – best in the village

While I’m about it, I think I should share the best fudge recipe I know. Afterall, Christmas is coming and teachers’ pressies are to be made. Oh, okay, actually we just make a batch and scoff it ourselves. This has … Continue reading

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Best Christmas cake ever – yum

This was never meant to be a blog about baking (I am sure there are some fab ones out there), but I do come out of my shed every so often, and it usually involves food. I have made our … Continue reading

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Perfect chocolate cake

Thanks to Felicity Cloake at the Guardian, I have a new cake in my repertoire. It was described as ‘epic’ by my eldest. It’s a bit like a chocolate brownie, sandwiched with butter cream – dense, fudgey, yum. I put a … Continue reading

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