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Pistachio and peach cake

An upside-down cake made with ground pistachios and tinned peaches – it’ll come out a lovely pale green. I tin peach slices …

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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 …

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 …

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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Apple crumble muffins

Having discovered that muffins are ridiculously easy to make, I am now planning various experiments with flavours. These ones were made the …

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Mixed berry muffins

These have surprisingly little butter and sugar in them, making them a reasonably healthy version of shop-bought muffins. Obviously, you could add …

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Cinnamon buns

Makes approximately 20 buns. 450g self-raising flour 300g bread flour 100g caster sugar 2tsp live yeast, activated in about 1/4 pint warm …

Forgot to take a photo before we started eating it...

Spiced apple and fig cake

I bought figs to make something else (fig and rum custard tarts, since you ask) but decided to make a cake instead …