Blueberry and Lemon Crumble Muffins

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What’s your idea of the perfect breakfast? Is it a roll and sausage slathered with tomato sauce and a strong cup of coffee? Is it a dainty pain au chocolat and a teacup the size of a thimble filled with Earl Grey, pinkie out? Or do you like a packet of Monster Munch, a Snickers… 

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Rosemary Syrup Cake with Lime Frosting

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When you ask people what their favourite herb is, more often than not you will either get a chorus of ‘Basil’ or a random shout of ‘Tarragon!’ ‘Dill!’ ‘Sage!’ ‘What, like the kids TV programme?’ Herbs are an absolute necessity when cooking for me and it brings me out in a cold sweat when a… 

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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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