Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

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Dark chocolate is good for you. This is what I’ve heard. I’ve also heard red wine is good for my soul, kills cancer and makes a mean risotto. If I pour myself a glass of Rioja, have one of these cookies and watch Masterchef, it’s almost like I’m at the gym doing a Body Sculpt… 

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Apple and Wholemeal Breakfast Scones

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I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with wholemeal at the moment. Having been home for the holidays, my usual pack of thick, toastie bread was shunned by the family in favour of wholemeal, or worse WeightWatchers bread. That’s right folks, my time at home was filled with weighing out potatoes, crisps that… 

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The Great Pancake-Off

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After all the excitement of Valentine’s Day; the boxes of chocolate, the bottles of fine wine, the inevitable card from your mum…it’s now time to celebrate the far superior holiday of February: Shrove Tuesday (or, its cooler name, Pancake Day). All across the country, people will be dusting off their frying pans, cracking open dozens… 

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Cherry Dutch Baby With Orange Sugar

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I know what you’re thinking. What is that Victoria? Is a pancake? An omelette?  Another baking disaster? It is none of the above my friends. Witness the birth of the new breakfast/brunch/afternoon tea crossover – the Dutch Baby, baby. A Dutch Baby is in essence, a big ol’ Yorkshire pud that can be thrown together… 

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