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Christmas Cake


The countdown to Christmas has started. So if you get going soon you can cook (and importantly feed) your Christmas cake so that you will have something special for the big day!

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Sea Salt Caramel Meringues


I have to encourage people trying to bake and my friend Mark, a fellow Baritone from our Chorus posted a picture of his first attempt at making Meringues, it didn’t go well. I invited him over to my house and we made meringues together. I have to say he is a Grade A student! I am no expert, I have…

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Chocolate Ruffle Cake Decoration


Last weekend Erik and I were On Stage with our friends and colleagues of the Brighton’s Gay Mens Chorus and it was also our MD’s birthday. Vaughn, the Choir Chairman asked me to make a cake to be presented to him on stage, I know Marc likes a bit of chocolate so I decided to make a long cake and…

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Raspberry Swiss Roll Recipe


September was a long time back but I’m only just getting round to publishing my Raspberry Swiss Roll Recipe blog.  This was made for my dear Dad, who turned 86 in September and this Raspberry Swiss Roll Recipe was his birthday cake.

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Gluten Free Lemon Polenta Cake


Every now and then Erik hosts a committee meeting for our choir.  He has signed up to be the Secretary for the choir and when he is the host I feel honour bound to bake something, however, I’d just like to point out that this is not a tradition and it will not be happening every time. All said and…

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Chocolate Guinness Cake


Wait for it… Stan (as my readers will know, that’s my Mother-In-Law) has only gone and turned 80 flippin 9!  I know 89!  What does a Guinness drinking birthday girl need other than a Chocolate Guinness Cake. The finished cake is uber-moist, the Chocolate Guinness combo makes this velvety dark and chocolaty rich.  The whipped cream cheese topping represents the…

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