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Butter croissant (home-made puff pastry)

My friend has been doing a really cool thing – she’s baking 22 different things for the 22 days leading up to her birthday (#22bakesto22). On day 15, she invited me over to help out with croissants. I’ve shaped croissants before, from store-bought puff pastry, so it was a huge adventure actually making puff pastry from… Continue reading Butter croissant (home-made puff pastry)

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Chickpea & Tomato Stew; Aquafaba Meringue Cookies; White Chocolate Tea Bread

I made Madhur Jaffrey’s Chickpea & Tomato Stew, and used the leftover “Aquafaba” to try making vegan meringue cookies at the same time. The next day I made Jack Monroe’s White Chocolate Tea Bread. Loved all three. In the past month, I’ve used my own blog as a recipe resource more than once. I made daal,… Continue reading Chickpea & Tomato Stew; Aquafaba Meringue Cookies; White Chocolate Tea Bread

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Chilli (part of a three course meal)

The Spread The gap in the bottom right hand corner was soon filled by baked camembert with fig jam and the hot baguette (The appetiser – Course #1) (The main – Course #2) Chilli recipe from A Girl Called Jack – Mumma Jack’s Best Ever Chilli – I followed the recipe completely but didn’t have dark chocolate… Continue reading Chilli (part of a three course meal)

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Baked Camembert with Fig Jam/Chutney

I love cheese. I love melted cheese. I never tried baked Camembert until 2017. I was always wary of it for some reason/found it a bit weird. But now in retrospect, I find it silly because one of my favourite guilty snacks – mini oven baked buns with Camembert and freshly stir fried asparagus, where… Continue reading Baked Camembert with Fig Jam/Chutney

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Carrot, pistachio & coconut cake

I got the recipe for this cake from one of the magazines in a large stack of “inspiration magazines” that my mum had saved for Christmas holiday meal ideas. I just couldn’t not get myself to try it. There aren’t too many ingredients and I managed to get everything from my local “ethnic” corner shop, Tesco ano Waitrose,… Continue reading Carrot, pistachio & coconut cake