Popcorn, pretzel and M&Ms cake

Some people can decorate cakes. They swirl buttercream, twirl floral wires and fiddle with sugarpaste until what you have before you is not a jam sponge, but a rose garden, a pirate ship or a dragon.

I can’t decorate [...]

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There’s something smugly pleasing about turning an inedible lump of food waste that was destined for the bin into a slab of tasty sponge cake. Albeit, only smugly pleasing if I ignore the fact that I allowed some food to go rotten in my fridge in the first place. I gloss [...]

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Goat’s cheese and orange salad with balsamic pearls

Sound the alarms! The official Most Romantic Day of the Year is nearly upon us and if you have a partner then it’s not yet too late to get them a moderately humourous card and flowers / chocolates / cufflinks or whatever [...]

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Cheers The Dish and The Spoon

I’m a tiny bit late on this one, so let’s pretend it’s the 6th November. Because on the 6th November The Dish and The Spoon was 6 months old – a momentous occasion that deserves party hats, balloons, cake and a timely [...]

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Once Good Friday has been toasted and buttered, there’s the problem of Easter itself. You have two traditional cake choices: the chocolate Easter nest or the Simnel cake

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Chocolate and orange hot cross buns

I’m getting in early with some Easter baking over at Aol this week, and I’ve come up with something for that oft forgotten minority: people who don’t like dried fruit. How they suffer during traditional British festivals, like Christmas and Easter, when sacks [...]

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Marbled chocolate brownie

Are you surrounded by tin foil wrapping, torn cardboard boxes and little plastic bags that used to contain Buttons but are now empty apart from one cocoa-coloured smear? Still thinking to yourself that all that chocolate was nice, but what you really want is a little bit more? Then you [...]

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Chocolate birthday cake

This week Sister Number 1 attains the gloss and poise that’s only available to people in their 30s. An aura of sophistication and success will soon surround her and she’s on the cusp of becoming very interested in DIY and going to bed at 10.30pm on a Friday night. It’s [...]

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Mars Bar crispy cakes

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Mars Bar crispy cakes

On a recent weekend to Glasgow, there was a lot of talk about Mars Bar crispy cakes. They’re a speciality of my hostess’s neighbour and everyone reminisced about the Mars Bar crispy cakes they’d eaten and told funny stories about the Mars Bar crispy cakes that’d [...]

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Chocolate Easter nests

Easter nests can’t be the first thing I ever learnt to make; school terms dictate that should have been mincemeat pinwheels for Christmas. But they are the first thing I remember learning to make in the child height kitchen at my primary school. Children in aprons that [...]

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