Every day should be pancake day

Be careful what you wish for… When I was growing up, I always wanted to break a limb, ideally my arm. It had nothing to do with wanting broken bones and everything to do with wearing a cast. Kids in the neighbourhood who did break bones and wear casts lorded it over every other able-bodied … Continue reading

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East meets West: A Japanese cheesecake and sponge layered celebration cake

Japanese cheesecake If you’re a fan of cheesecake but have never tried Japanese cheesecake (chiizu keeki) before, all I can say is that you really don’t know what you’re missing. Japanese cheesecake is pure unadulterated pleasure – it’s soft, pillowy, creamy goodness – and what gives it its unique, velvety, gently cheesy creaminess is that it’s … Continue reading

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I dare you to stop at one… les chouquettes

One of the perks of my job is that I get to go to Roland Garros (or more commonly known as the French Open) every year. The company I work for is one of the main sponsors of Roland Garros, so we take a bunch of journalists to meet up with some of our execs … Continue reading

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Flour-less chocolate cake

Sadly carb free doesn’t mean fat-free When we invited our friends over for Sunday lunch last weekend  and I decided to make a flour-less chocolate cake, I thought I’d be doing a ‘good’ thing ie producing a carb-free cake as my friends were all trying to cut down on the amount of carbs they ate. … Continue reading

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Butter-free banana, apple and walnut bread (no ‘fun’ doesn’t mean no taste…)

A healthier way is possible Banana bread has to be the most versatile and universally well-loved recipe ever. Every week, I’ll come across someone posting their take on a banana bread recipe. When I got back from Spain recently, my husband asked me if I could make another banana bread because we had 4 sad … Continue reading

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Can you stay for dinner?’s cinna minis (mini cinnamon rolls)

Finding (food) love online – Can you stay for dinner? Guuuuuurrrrrgggghhhhhh….! If you don’t know what that sound is meant to be, it’s actually Homer Simpson drooling whenever he thinks about food. I have had exactly the same ‘guuurrggghh’ moment this weekend – I have found a new blog that I have fallen in love … Continue reading

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A blueberry lemon cheesecake double decker (de-constructed)

Should I or shouldn’t I? I love blueberries. I never actually tried a proper, fresh blueberry until I went to Australia but once I did, I was well and truly hooked. That they’re so healthy and good for you is irrelevant because I just love how they taste. I also love the fact that they’re … Continue reading

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Brandy-infused cranberries and a crumble-topped cranberry, walnut and banana cake

On Saturday, I asked my husband if he would like me to make anything for his family as they were coming over for Sunday lunch the next day. Him: “Cake.” he said. Me: “That’s it? Just cake. Any particular cake?” Him: “No, just cake.” And then he wandered off back to his office. Only problem … Continue reading

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Bread and butter pudding with cranberries and lemon zest

As they say; waste not, want not… It was New Year’s Day yesterday and it’s been absolutely pissing it down in the UK. At least it’s not cold at the moment though I’ve been reliably informed that our first week of year 2012 will be very wet, very windy and will soon also be very, … Continue reading

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Boozy chocolate mousse with a crusty sugar topping

Mmmmmm, chocolate….. It’s been a while since I made this chocolate mousse for my husband. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I’m not really that crazy about chocolate but I do love these chocolate mousse pots. The only thing is that mousse is a bit boring to eat; by that, I mean that … Continue reading

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