Raspberry Frosé

Raspberry Frosé

This week I will turn 28 and for the first time, it isn’t bothering me as much as other birthdays. I always liked the number 28, perhaps as it’s my birth date and even numbers are always preferable in my eyes. Two for one pizzas, four friends, six bottles of prosecco, Christmases with 16 people… 

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Gluten Free Rhubarb and Almond Cake

Gluten Free Rhubarb and Almond Cake

There is a fruit and vegetable shop around ten minutes away from our flat in Glasgow. What first drew me in were the turmeric-coloured petals on bunches of sunflowers, arranged in buckets outside the front door. Next it was the unusual fruits piled high in boxes and soon we explored inside to find delicious pork… 

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Vegan Empire Biscuits

Vegan Empire Biscuit

Empire biscuits are one of those special bakes that stay with you from the moment you take your first bite. How the biscuit crumbles, the jam oozes out the sides and sticks to your fingers and the icing thickly coated across the top leaves your teethmarks in its sugary shell. Of course, the best part… 

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One Bowl Lemon and Poppy Seed Banana Loaf

One Bowl Lemon and Poppy Seed Banana Loaf

It’s a Sunday afternoon, the remains of breakfast plates scattered on the table and Marr rumbling in the background on the television. Eggs were scrambled with far too much butter and salty smoked bacon grilled to a crisp. My avocado was a little disappointing, a murky pond water green but I drowned it in lime… 

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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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