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Almond and Apricot Shortcake

Almond and Apricot Shortcake

I had this plan where I would sit down with a slice of this apricot and almond shortcake and whilst I sat enjoying every mouthful, in the small amount of sunshine peeking from behind the clouds and through my window, I  would share with you all the amazing qualities associates with this delicious treat.

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Black Forest Fruits Crumble

Black Forest Fruits Crumble

Wow – what a week this was – a little craziness getting everything back up and running- hopefully I haven’t forgotten any of the recipes – message me if you notice anything missing!!

 

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Tangy, sweet and irresistible this decadent dessert is soooooo divine and soooooo delicious that it is definitely not one to miss out on.

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Banana and Raisin Flapjacks

Banana and Raisin Flapjacks

Sweet, delicious and ever so slightly moreish. This is almost a breakfast flapjack but it is one of those that could easily be taken out for lunch – or anytime time that you are on the go and need a nutritious, filling snack to hand.

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Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now these taste exactly as chocolate chip cookies should taste but there is absolutely no flour in them! Now don’t get me wrong I’m not against alternative flours – almond, tapioca and coconut ranking amongst my favourites but sometimes it’s fun to try something new.

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Okay there are a few food groups (yes food groups) that, if you’ve been reading for the last few months or so, you probably already know I love.

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Chocolate Hazelnut and Raisin Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut and Raisin Cookies

Loaded with raisins, chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts these cookies are the last word in the luxury treats. If you love hazelnuts and chocolates I promise you you’re going to LOVE these........

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Orange Macadamia Nut and Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Orange Macadamia Nut and Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Fruity, crunchy, chocolatey and delicious - this chocolate bark is, for me, truly represents Christmas.

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Luxury Marzipan Chocolates

Luxury Marzipan Chocolates

These are sweet, almondy delectable luxury chocolates – a perfect Christmas treat. I remember, back when I was at university, going Christmas shopping with a friend.

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Shortcrust Mince Pies

Shortcrust Mince Pies

Christmas is not Christmas in my house without mince pies. Apart from the years when we went against the grain and had ice cream for dessert (ooooooo mince pies and salted caramel ice cream – yum – storing that away) on Christmas day, mince pies have always been the pudding of choice.

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Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Plump and fruity with a hint of spices – mincemeat is a quintessential necessity at Christmas. What I love most about this recipe is you really can use whatever dried fruit you happen to have at hand.

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Caramel Coconut Ice

Caramel Coconut Ice

It’s caramel, it’s coconut ice, no it’s caramel – actually it’s caramel coconut ice!!! Super sweet, delicious and totally moreish!

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Orange Chocolate and Raisin Slice

Orange Chocolate and Raisin Slice

As we race into December we are well and truly into the run up to Christmas! (You know this for sure when you can’t get a parking space in town on a Saturday after 9 am!!!!) Christmas has always been a time when a lot of baking has taken place in our house.

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Healthy 'Nutella' Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Healthy 'Nutella' Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Now I have always LOVED hazelnut chocolate spread (or Nutella) for as far back as I can remember! When we were children, because my sister was allergic to dairy, we didn’t have Nutella. My mother bought us this amazing dairy-free version.

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Hazelnut and Zucchini Loaf

Hazelnut and Zucchini Loaf

Sweet, nutty with just that balance between a cake and a loaf that makes it perfect for the purpose for which it was first baked – as a base for spreading my healthy chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella) on!

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Christmas Double Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

Christmas Double Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

Christmas music has been playing in the shops for over a month, Movies24 has become Christmas24 since the beginning of November, Christmas lights are starting to be turned on.

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Chocolate Advent Calendar

Chocolate Advent Calendar

I love this as a replacement for a more traditional advent calendar - especially when it’s filled with my favourite chocolates!!!

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Cattern (St Catherine) Cakes

Cattern (St Catherine) Cakes

Until a couple of days back I had never heard of Cattern Cakes (or St Catherine Cakes) - St Katherine’s Dock London mentioned them on their Facebook page with a link to original recipe.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

Healthy Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

I wish I could convey to you with words just how scrumptious this Pecan Pie is but I am at a loss!!! Pecan nuts and caramel have always been perfect together and this Pecan Pie is no exception

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Alternative Dairy Free ‘Milk’ Chocolate Bar

Alternative Dairy Free ‘Milk’ Chocolate Bar

So a few weeks back I did a dairy free milk chocolate made with cashew nut butter and powdered coconut sugar - it's sooooooo good but in some way is dependent on the coconut sugar being powdered for the smoothness and I know that this can be a bit tricky - but have no fear here I have alternative recipe..........

 
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