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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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Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies


This is a re-working of a previous post, for Amy and Sorana, two friends of mine who I thought would enjoy Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies! My post ‘Making Whoopie’ a few weeks ago was a great success, one of my followers who works with me (a very talented graphic designer – a whiz with images by the name of…

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Chilli Chocolate Brownies


There is a candy that I enjoy when in the US it’s Hot Tamales; this Chilli Chocolate Brownie Recipe is a tribute to them.  Hot Tamales are artificially flavoured, but my Chilli Chocolate Brownies aint! My Brownies are also gluten free – I like them that way. My starting point is my Dad’s favourite blog post Chocolate Brownies, he loves…

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Chocolate Lime Meringues


Hopefully you can see that I love blogging & I do. But I get a boost when companies ask me to try their products. Carol from Sugar & Crumbs did just that and here is my blog in tribute to the Chocolate Lime sweets of my youth. Sugar & Crumbs have a range of naturally flavoured Icing Sugars and Cocoa…

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Making Whoopie!


Following the many Facebook birthday wishes lots of you know that my birthday was celebrated recently.  The lovely Erik gave me lots of lovely things, most relevantly for this blog a book Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard. This Whoopie Pie recipe is taken from his book.  As always I have made it my own, adding fresh raspberries. Mr Lanlard also…

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Earl Grey Cupcake Recipe


Cupcakes are uber-modern, you cannot pass a shop without stumbling over a display in ever more inventive combinations and decorations. They are everywhere, just like a rash; so I’m turning my attention to this Earl Grey Cupcake Recipe. It is like the young bakers have just discovered cupcakes, but they have not. My Grandmother was churning them out long before…

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