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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Rhubarb, almond and polenta raybake

Calling all gluten-free bakers. Take yourself over to Aol Lifestyle right now because there is a gluten-free traybake recipe there than I am absolutely certain you will want to make. 100% sure.

Made with that magic combination of ground almonds and polenta and […]

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Jamaican ginger cake

Some weekend baking for you over at Aol Lifestyle and it’s a cake that will warm your cockles on this especially grey and dreary spring Saturday. So click here for a Jamaican ginger cake recipe that’s made with fresh, dried and stem ginger along with a […]

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  Rhubarb tarte Tatin

There’s blossom on the trees, daffodils and crocuses in the lawn and birds are stealing things to ornament their nests and attract a mate. It’s time to celebrate spring and what better way than with a rhubarb tarte Tatin? Well, arguably there are many better […]

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Bara brith

It’s St David’s Day tomorrow. A day for singing, poetry reciting, daffodil and leek wearing and eating slices of fruit bread thickly smeared with butter if you’re Welsh. If you’re not Welsh, then most of the above can be skipped in favour of just eating the fruit […]

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Sticky toffee pudding As well as writing for Aol Lifestyle while Gin and Crumpets was being rebuilt, I also graced the pages of lovefood with some recipes and a little bit of food history, too (I’m versatile like that). First was Sticky Toffee Pudding, which […]

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Chocolate beetroot cake

Poor beetroot. It does all it can to make itself loveable. It comes in a variety of pretty pinks and purples, it’s full of all those vitamins and minerals we know we should eat more of, and it’s amenable to being eaten raw, cooked or however you […]

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Clementine, almond and polenta cake

While Truffle Web Services and I were building this swanky new website, I kept up with the internet’s bottomless appetite for new recipes by writing a weekly cake column for Aol Lifestyle. Some of you may not have noticed this parade […]

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Upside down pineapple cake

Well, it’s all change around here, isn’t it? Having used the most basic WordPress platform for 3 years, I decided that maybe, just maybe, I was going to keep this blogging lark up. So the nice man from Truffle Webs Services designed […]

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