Dessert

  • Chai Latte Panna Cotta Slice with Blueberry Topping

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    Chai is one of my new favourite things. I think most people of my generation and older are familiar with the term “cup of chai”, referring to a cup of tea but I have only recently discovered the particular blend of chai spices, and more specifically, chai latte. Oh my god, it’s like a warm spiced hug in a mug! I’m not usually a great fan of milky drinks as I don’t really like milk. I’ll have it in my coffee and tea, and occasionally indulge in a hot chocolate or a milkshake but you’ll never catch me drinking just…

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  • Strawberry and Fresh Cream Cupcakes

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    As everyone in the whole galaxy will know, her Majesty’s Jubilee celebrations have been going on all this week (at time of writing). Despite not being able to go up to London or join in with any of the various street parties and festivities happening around Plymouth, I felt like…

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  • Special Spiced Fruit Scones

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    Warning – seriously controversial subject matter ahead! Are they scones (to rhyme with bones) or scones (to rhyme with bons)? The debate rages on through the generations. I grew up with two opposing views – Mum said it was scones (like bons) and Dad said it was scones (like bones).…

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  • Chocolate Orange Drizzle Loaf

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    To paraphrase a well-known and favourite Friend “What’s not to like – chocolate gooooood, orange gooooood, cake gooooood”! You’ve got to love Joey’s thinking when it comes to food. This is a real favourite of mine because for some reason the flavours of chocolate and orange together just scream “Christmas”…

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  • Raspberry and Lemon Meringue Blondies

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    Brownies are probably one of the most popular sweet treats around but I’ve always found them to be the opposite of what I expect and want. They are dry and crumbly when they should be moist and gooey, and dark and bitter when they should be sweet and chocolatey. I…

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  • Baked lemon and berry cheesecake slices

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    The actress Hedy Lamarr reportedly said “Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.” Absolutely right – I live near a bakery but they don’t sell cheesecakes so I make my own. Not too often, mind you because it’s not exactly diet food…

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