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Salted Coconut Milk Chocolate Raisin Clusters

Salted Coconut Milk Chocolate Raisin Clusters

Plump juicy raisins coated in a delectable coconut milk chocolate – what could be better? I mean I know it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune everything is better covered in chocolate. (Sorry Jane!) 

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Chocolate Cream Filled Mini Easter Eggs

Chocolate Cream Filled Mini Easter Eggs

Okay put your hand up if you remember the first Lindt Lindor Easter egg that you ever had……………………………………… I do for sure. (Don’t worry if you could never have them - all that is about to change!!!)

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Simnel Cakes

Simnel Cakes

When I was about seven my school sent a message home to my parents (I’m sure it was aimed at my Mum) to provide me with two empty and cleaned pineapple tins.

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Delectable Date Flapjacks

Delectable Date Flapjacks

My Mother has just finished making my niece the most fabulous apron. The fabric is a farmyard scene with horses, dogs, sheep, pigs, ponds with ducks, chickens, tractors and apple and pear trees – hang on I’ll see if I can get a photo………….

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Four Fruits Sponge Cake

Four Fruits Sponge Cake

I honestly wish that I could pass a piece of this cake through the computer screen so you get taste it. Words are failing me as I try to describe the sheer deliciousness of each mouthful.

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Butterscotch Tarts

Butterscotch Tarts

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to post a recipe for Butterscotch Tarts…..not one that I have in my repertoire. My first thought was ‘yummmmmmmmm!!!!!’

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'Cherry Garcia' Chocolate Brownies

'Cherry Garcia' Chocolate Brownies

So there I was once again (it seems to be a bit of a theme this year) experimenting with my favourite Dalfour jam (in case you didn’t guess it was the cherry one this time).

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Valentines Strawberry Filled Chocolate Hearts

Valentines Strawberry Filled Chocolate Hearts

What says Happy Valentine’s Day better than a box of these perfectly fruity, chocolately Valentines Strawberry Filled Chocolate Hearts?

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Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Pancake Day, along with Chocolate Day, Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day (yes a real thing!) Peanut Butter Day (for anyone who missed it but loves peanut butter, Peanut Butter Lovers Day is coming up on the 1st March…….)

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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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