Category Archives: The Building Blocks of Baking

A baking series that looks at the basics of baking. From butter, sugar and flour to the best type of oven and all about raising agents.

Coconut Chocolate Balls …

These used to be my absolute favourite treat in the school canteen.  I remember eating one every day! Probably not good for me but hey ho.  I suppose it’s like a homemade bounty bar only the size of Jupiter.  Total … Continue reading

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Beers with Breakfast comes to Norwich

Beers with Breakfast comes to Norwich.

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Don’t we all deserve to be treated with dignity?

I want to share two things with you today – a short story and an old Gypsy recipe.  Off we trot to Waitrose to have a mooch and of course partake of the free coffee on offer (I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Apple and cinnamon hot cross buns …

Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter favourite and I want to share a recipe I have adapted that creates the most wonderfully moist and delicious apple and cinnamon hot cross buns. History of the Hot Cross Buns The first … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea Series – Raspberry and Almond Slice

This was the most favoured cake on the afternoon tea menu.  It is deliciously moist and uses fresh raspberries to cover the base although I am sure you could use a variety of fruits.  There are three components to the … Continue reading

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Chicken, apple and red cabbage puff pastry pie ..

After watching last weeks food and drink I was inspired by Monica Galletti cooking with her children at least once a week.  I thought if Monica can do that then I’m sure I can try as well.  It probably won’t … Continue reading

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Can you copyright a recipe? No …

I do a lot of research when I bake or cook anything.  I look at many different recipes, try a few, adapt them to make the more to my taste.  I once came across a well-known professional cake bakers page and they … Continue reading

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