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Mother’s Day

other’s Day is coming up and I’ve created a cute little gift box to treat all the sweet toothed Mothers out there! The box includes a mini lavender, lemon and honey cake, two heart shaped chocolate cookies and a box of raw white chocolate truffles. Everything in the box is gluten and dairy free. It’s
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Afternoon tea

fternoon tea is the quintessentially English pastime involving copious amounts of (surprise surprise) tea and a selection of sandwiches, scones and other sweet treats. It’s such a lovely occasion, a moment to sit and relax with friends or family, really taking the time to experience the sharing of food and drink. With Mother’s Day approaching,
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Hazelnut + dark chocolate pancakes

ancake day is here and I’ve created this recipe for fluffy and flavoursome hazelnut pancakes as an alternative to the thin crepe-style ones I usually make. It’s a super quick and easy recipe and you can serve it with anything you like…vanilla ice cream, greek yoghurt, blueberries, some extra toasted hazelnuts…whatever you feel like or
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Christmas pop up shop

hristmas is nearly here and I’m getting myself in a very festive mood at my popup shop in Old Street station. It’s a small space inside the station where I’m selling a variety of loose bakery items including cinnamon rolls, salted pecan brownies and lavender, lemon + honey cake. I’m also offering holiday hampers which
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Earl grey honey shortbread

or the longest time I have been trying to find/create a shortbread recipe which isn’t packed with sugar. I adore shortbread and it’s one of the only things I’ve really missed since I began trying to bake without cane sugar. Most baked treats can be pretty much exactly replicated without it but I’d sort of
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Wedding cakes

ne of the first ‘proper’ orders I ever had was for one of my best friend’s wedding cake. This both excited and terrified me in the months leading up to it but once I’d completed it I couldn’t have felt more happy or proud. It was a large (300 guests) event with the cake to
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Mince pies with spelt pastry

’ll start by admitting that I don’t particularly like mince pies. I can eat them but I can just as easily not eat them…ever. There are so many delicious alternatives being passed around at Christmas time that pastry and a blob of unknown filling never really appeals to me. This has however, changed to some
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Christmas!

hen I started my business, and subsequently my website, I had shamelessly high hopes for my blog. I had visions of myself typing into the night or filling empty hours when orders were slow preparing and researching daily posts. It’s almost a year down the line and I’ve sadly done nothing of the sort. It’s
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Spiced pumpkin muffins

hen I have a busy week, I like to bake something on the Sunday night before so that I have an easy breakfast to grab in the mornings. These spiced pumpkin muffins are the perfect thing as they are easy to make, taste amazing and are full of nutritious ingredients. In fact there is nothing
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Cacao & coconut cakes with coconut milk icing and chocolate almond glaze

first tried this recipe over Christmas after receiving Anna Jones’ AMAZING first book ‘A Modern Way To Eat’. The recipe given is for a large version of this cloud cake, as she calls it. I was immediately drawn to it as, since I was a child, I’ve referred to certain foods as ‘cloud food’ –
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Oaten soda bread rolls

hese little soda bread rolls are perfect served warm just with butter or delicious with smoked salmon and a touch of lemon and black pepper. I make them with either spelt or wholemeal wheat flour depending on how I’m feeling…the spelt version (pictured) is slightly lighter with a smoother finish while the wholemeal is more
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Pumpkin pie

close friend of mine is Canadian and she needed a pumpkin pie for her Thanksgiving dinner party at the weekend. Although it needed to be traditional in flavour, I wanted to give her something that wasn’t too heavy, as after a long dinner guests often don’t want a ‘full-on’ dessert option. Taking inspiration from one
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