Salted Caramel Chocolate Easter Nest Cake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Easter Nest Cake

I wasn’t supposed to have made this cake. At midnight, I lay on my bed furious with myself that yet another attempt to make genoise sponges had transformed into three dense pancakes that were both rock hard and doughy at the same time. I was baking for a charity bake sale, the first since we… 

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Milk Chocolate Chip Vanilla Scones

Milk Chocolate Chip Vanilla Scones

On Sunday afternoon, the sun streaming through the drapes and the flat eerily quiet, I started to bake. The new oven, quick to heat and quiet itself, was turned on and a bag of flour folded over with sellotape was prised open. I had elbow room to bake, nobody needing past to reach the kettle… 

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Fluffy Funfetti Pancake Stack

Fluffy Funfetti Pancake Stack

When I was a child, pancake day was all about the sprinkles. My mam would usually make them for pudding, a plate of gently steaming pancakes, a tub of vanilla ice cream, Treat! strawberry syrup and whatever sprinkles the baking cupboard yielded set in the middle of the table. My sister would usually choose Nutella to… 

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24 Hours in London: How to Spend the Perfect Festive Day

24 Hours in London: How to Spend the Perfect Festive Day

After booking a last minute trip to the capital to take in the sights just before the madness of Christmas, Chris and I found ourselves enjoying a fairly whirlwind tour of London during our two night mini-holiday. As C had never been before, we acted like tourists a lot of the time, taking in the sights… 

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Six Amazing Places You Should Absolutely Visit in Shoreditch

Six Amazing Places You Should Absolutely Visit in Shoreditch

While some people start planning their holiday around famous landmarks, must-see shows and art galleries, the first place my mind wandered to having booked a short trip to London was food. I wanted pillowy doughnuts and coffee, I needed hearty breakfasts, I craved quirky lunches and feast-like dinners. And so, aside from booking tickets for… 

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Why Aberdeen needs to dust itself off and start cooking again

How to solve a problem like Aberdeen’s dining scene and brunch at Rye & Soda

On a chilly November afternoon, a group of bloggers with slivers of magenta-hued salmon, scoops of spiced haddock risotto and deep fried baubles of mac and cheese bites on their plates began to discuss Aberdeen’s dining scene. Every so often wine expert Elias would pepper the conversation with tasting notes for the wines we drank… 

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S'mores Brownies

S’mores Brownies

When I was younger, the highlight of Guide camp for me would be the evening of the bin fire. It wasn’t quite a campfire, in that the flames served a dual purpose for licking at marshmallows to toast them to a crisp but to also heat the vast metal bin that held the water for… 

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