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Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Squares

Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Squares. For peanut butter lovers, you know who you are! A crumbly peanut butter base covered with a thick layer of sea salted caramel and finished with a nobbly  milk chocolate and peanut butter topping. Yes, really! They’re a lot like a...

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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Vegans, I have a treat for you today! Chocolate orange cupcakes that will seduce you with their moist cocoa sponge and luscious chocolate frosting. The subtle hint of orange comes through from a fine-cut marmalade used in both the batter and the icing. You would never...

Raisin Bread Cake {rosenkuchen} 4

Raisin Bread Cake {Rosenkuchen}

In my attempts to clear through my baking ingredients, before the van goes into storage, I’ve revisited a favourite swiss recipe, rosenkuchen, this week. I discovered this yeasted cake while visiting Lauterbrunnen last winter. In the original recipe the sweet, heavenly soft bread was filled...

French Chocolate Cake | Vagabond Baking 19

French Chocolate Cake

Here’s a perfect cake to slot into your repertoire, or print it out, fold it and slip it between the pages of one of your favourite recipe books, or is that just something I do? Why, you may ask? Well, apart from the fact that...

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Borobudur: Java’s enigmatic giant

Borobudur Borobudur is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world; this huge stone temple was constructed three hundred years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and stands enigmatic under the shadow of smoking volcanoes in central Java. The construction began in AD 750, and...

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Bruges in the Rain

Bruges in the Rain, Belgium. Board the Eurostar at St Pancras, London and in less than four hours you can be wandering the picture-perfect streets of Bruges. It’s a simple platform change at Brussels: a smooth, roomy Belgian train will transport you for the last hour across the...

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The Poppies at the Tower of London

  The Poppies at the Tower of London Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for every British military fatality in World War I. When you first see the sea of red blooms you are overwhelmed by the vivid beauty, the extraordinary...

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Kew Gardens in Autumn

Kew Gardens in Autumn The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are a blissful, verdant escape from hectic London. The majestic trees and stunning Victorian hot houses are a heavenly experience as the year turns to vibrant Autumn. The gardens are a celebration of plant life and...

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3 Free things to do in Singapore

3 Free things to do in Singapore, Passing through Singapore on tight budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out, here are three free things to do in Singapore that would fill one full day in the city. Alternatively, if you are staying a bit...

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Marvellous Melaka

Melaka (Malacca) This gorgeous town is just a few hours south of Kuala Lumpur, yet it feels a thousand miles away. Melaka is steeped in history and legend: founded by an exiled Sumatran prince, it was passed from one colonial ruler to the next –...

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Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler This luscious pudding is perfect for an Autumn night; a deep, dark filling of plums topped with scone-like cobbles made with ground almonds.  I’ve made this plum and almond cobbler vegan but you can make it with butter and cows milk...

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