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Chocolate and almond cake

It was my sister’s birthday yesterday and I wanted to make her a birthday cake. This chocolate and almond flourless cake was …

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Double chocolate cookies

Visiting friends again this weekend and I though cookies might travel better than cake – these ones were pretty hefty, and survived …

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Chocolate fondant

MasterChef, eat your heart out. Chocolate fondants aren’t as scary as John and Gregg would have you believe… Makes 4 120g butter …

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Sticky banoffee pudding

This is a sticky toffee pudding made with bananas in the sponge mix instead of dates – same idea of sweet and …

The sole circular macaroon in all its glory...

Chocolate macarons

I watch waaaaay too many cookery shows, and The Great British Bake Off often inspires me to try ridiculous things for which …

Nooooooodles

Peanut butter stir-fry

A tasty vegetable stir-fry with a sticky peanut sauce. Yum. Takes about 15mins, so it’s a good Monday night dinner! Serves four …

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Vegetable dhansak

My dear friend’s mum is a cookery writer, and she posted on Facebook that she was making chicken dhansak in her slow …

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Chocolate and amaretto mousse

I used a slightly denser version of this to fill and ice my chocolate, almond and pear cake at Christmas, and promised …

Still tasty!

Almond and orange cake

My best friend has just moved into a new flat and I wanted to make her a housewarming cake. Problem: I needed …

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Fish pie

Another not-vegetarian post, but this was birthday dinner for my grandma so also not made in the bedsit. It’s a bit of …

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A week’s worth of meals

I did some food writing before Christmas for a large recipe website, and because I got paid by the recipe (with photo) …

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Cheat’s cheesecake

This super-quick pudding uses a no-bake cheese mix as a topping for digestive biscuits to create a cheesecake type dessert. Serves 4 …

soup!

Minestrone

Hearty, bean-y tomato-y soup with pasta and herbs – this is a meal in itself, although it is especially nice with hot …

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Focaccia

Making bread is one of the most satisfying things ever – it makes me feel like a wizard. It’s time-consuming in that …

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Vegetable korma

Rich and delicious. Not healthy. As ever, use any vegetables you like. Serves 4 1 onions 6 cloves garlic Thumb-sized piece of …

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Creamy cheesy mushroom pasta

Lazy supper tonight – super-easy mushroom pasta in a creamy sauce. Serves 4 About 8 mushrooms Pasta 1tsp thyme Olive oil 2 …

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Brown rice pilaf

This is the easiest dinner in the world to make, especially if you have leftover rice. I made it the night before …