Upside-down pear gingerbread

There’s no better way to beat the cold than with a British pudding. The kind of sweet thing that settles in your stomach like a punch to the guts and forces you to slide from your chair and lie underneath the dining room table as if you’re a […]

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White chocolate and raspberry squares

Squidgy white chocolate sponges stuck with jammy splodges of raspberry – a final fling for summer flavours (even at this late stage in the year) before I give up and tuck myself up in a blanket of custard and a bed of apple pies. Find the recipe for […]

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Blackberry and apple tray bake

The skies are watery blue, the leaves on the trees are crunchy brown and blog posts like this mention mists, mellow fruitfulness and the childhood joys of blackberrying. So fill your carrier bags and plastic tubs with the last of the hedgerow’s offerings and then go to Aol […]

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Greek baklava

Having just come back from a holiday, I’m immediately nostalgic for sandy beaches, blue skies and sunshine so hot it feels like knives. The UK in all its autumnal splendour can provide me with none of these things, but courtesy of this recipe for Greek baklava on Aol Lifestyle […]

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Vegan cherry and almond cake

Vegan cakes. They’re not everyone’s idea of a good time. Mostly this is because, instead of embracing the differences inherent in a dairy and egg-free baking, vegan bakers attempt to replicate a traditional sponge to prove vegan cakes are just like normal cakes. And it doesn’t really work. […]

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Battenburg cake

I’ve been sat here for ages, trying to write an introduction to the recipe for Battenburg cake that’s now up on Aol Lifetsyle. I’ve been wondering what to say to encourage you to click here and find out how unbelievably easy it is to bake a Battenburg.

After hours […]

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Pasteis de nata

Layers of crisp, flaky pastry well greased with butter, a pool of silken, yellow custard, crinkly black spots of caramelised sugar – it’s not hard to work out why Portuguese custard tarts are popular. They’re marching their way through the country, appearing in every deli and farmer’s market from London […]

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Elderflower fairy cakes

I’m an unstoppable recipe-generating machine, even while lying on a sofa in a darkened room wearing sunglasses and swallowing lovely, lovely painkillers. Hopefully you know this because you’ve been going over to Aol Lifestyle to see if I’m there and you can get your Gin and Crumpets fix. […]

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All broken

On May 23, 2011 By

My eyes have gone wrong. They have broken and are beginning a slow, steady decline into blindness. It’s entirely my parent’s fault. They provided me with rubbish eyes genes, which mean I’m very short sighted and therefore more likely to develop detached retinas. This is because my eyes are not plump rounds, but strained rugby […]

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Gluten free carrot cake

Got a problem with gluten but still want to bake a lovely cake that will have friends and family falling over themselves with praise and fighting over the final slice? Then you need to take yourself over to Aol Lifestyle, where you’ll find a simply splendid recipe for […]

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