Ask me anything

We may live without poetry, music or art.
We may live without conscience and live without heart.
We may live without friends, we may live without books.
But civilised man cannot live without cooks.

We may live without books, what is knowledge but grieving?
We may live without hope, what is hope but deceiving?
We may live without love, what is passion but pining?
But where is the man who can live without dining.

The Dinner Hour
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st earl of Lytton
From “Lucile” 1860.
Chocolate cups with ganache and fruit.
The chocolate cups are handmade, I used silicone cupcake cases and lined them with molten chocolate then peeled off the cases once they were solid. The ganache is cream and chocolate in the bottom and then topped with raspberries and blueberries.  The chocolate ended up being quite thick because I was a bit worried it would break when I took the silicone off. Worked well :) 
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Chocolate cups with ganache and fruit.
The chocolate cups are handmade, I used silicone cupcake cases and lined them with molten chocolate then peeled off the cases once they were solid. The ganache is cream and chocolate in the bottom and then topped with raspberries and blueberries. The chocolate ended up being quite thick because I was a bit worried it would break when I took the silicone off. Worked well :)
A x

1 month ago
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Afternoon tea for my Nans birthday today. My mum wanted to pretend to be at the Ritz so I made scones and butterfly cakes.  The scones were either plain or sultana and were made using a classic Delia Smith recipe.  And the butterfly cakes were a normal plain cake but I added lemon juice and zest to the cake mix to give it a bit of flavour. The scones were so good with my dads homemade strawberry jam and cream.

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Afternoon tea for my Nans birthday today. My mum wanted to pretend to be at the Ritz so I made scones and butterfly cakes. The scones were either plain or sultana and were made using a classic Delia Smith recipe. And the butterfly cakes were a normal plain cake but I added lemon juice and zest to the cake mix to give it a bit of flavour. The scones were so good with my dads homemade strawberry jam and cream.

A x

1 month ago
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Chocolate and apricot ring

Was feeling sad about Federer loosing so I thought chocolate was in order. The recipe is from an old cookbook I have but actually googling it brought it up too. So it can be found here: http://www.grouprecipes.com/90799/apricot-chocolate-ring.html it expands quite a lot during cooking so make sure the pan is big enough!

Yum.

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Chocolate and apricot ring

Was feeling sad about Federer loosing so I thought chocolate was in order. The recipe is from an old cookbook I have but actually googling it brought it up too. So it can be found here: http://www.grouprecipes.com/90799/apricot-chocolate-ring.html it expands quite a lot during cooking so make sure the pan is big enough!

Yum.

A x

1 month ago
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Iced spiced biscuits!

Finally decided to try out the oven in my flat for baking. This is an oldy, its from the Usborne First Cookbook. Me and my sister made them a lot when we were younger and i really fancied some today. They are biscuits flavoured with mixed spice so a bit Christmasy I guess. You can actually find the recipe online if you google iced spiced biscuits as a lovely person has written about them :)

2 months ago
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I’m back!…. for a week or so anyway. Made a banana and chocolate cake with chocolate icing, chocolate buttons and spun sugar. My first attempt at spun sugar, I don’t think it went too badly. The button moulds are from lakeland. Made with dairy free everything (the chocolate was 72% so dairy free too).

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4 months ago
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Finger sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese, and grapes. Fancy.

Finger sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese, and grapes. Fancy.

1 month ago
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Rice krispie cakes!

Very naughty recipe but so so easy. Equal quantities of marshmallows, toffees, butter and rice krispies. Melt the first three in a saucepan and pour over the rice krispies, mix and put in cake cases or make one big tray to cut up.

Yuuum

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1 month ago
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Chocolate chip cookies

This recipe is the best one I know although unfortunately the oven I currently have seems to cook them wrong :( they turned out much more cakey than gooey like they normally do. But they taste good anyway.
Simple recipe that makes more of a batter than a dough and I used shop bought chips, normally I would cut up a bar so you get nice big chunks.
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2 months ago
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Classic cupcakes with an almond sponge. As requested by my sister for her birthday.
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Classic cupcakes with an almond sponge. As requested by my sister for her birthday.
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4 months ago
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Unfortunately there might be a delay until my next yummy post! I moved away and my kitchen is not stocked in baking gear yet. Hopefully I will get to it soon!

11 months ago
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