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Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Squares 2

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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Easy Rye Bread, it’s a little bit Finnish!

This easy Rye Bread is a freeform loaf that’s rustic and nourishing – perfect with an autumnal soup or toasted and served with blackberry jam and plenty of butter. It’s a tweaked Nigella recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess. I’ve baked many a recipe...

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Queen of Puddings

I have a vintage and very British pudding for you today! It’s a great recipe to use up stale bread and will certainly solicit curiosity in your friends. I learnt how to make it as a child, my mum was a rather pudding orientated person and...

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Nutella Swirl Faux Brioche Buns

Watching my nephew spread Nutella over his store-bought chocolate chip brioche roll gave me a thunderbolt of inspiration. Imagine an enriched, buttery dough bun, studded with chocolate chips with a spiral core of sweet Nutella that you can slowly unroll and devour layer by layer....

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chunky Chocolate Muffins 0

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chunky Chocolate Muffins

 An absolutely delicious muffin for you this week! It is a bit of a cheaty post because I’m out in a beautiful pip of France at a wedding, having a wonderful time without any time to bake, other than myself in the glorious sunshine of...

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Spiced Rice Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb

Ah rice pudding. Creamy and nurturing, it fills your heart with comforting warmth. I had roasted some rhubarb to top the individual pavlovas and had plenty to spare, it soon dawned on me that it would go rather marvellously with some rice pudding. I’ve been...

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Gooseberry Meringue Roulade

Gooseberries in a colander, now that’s summer. A yearly ritual of childhood when we were sent down the garden to the veg patch to pick the goosegogs. We’d wander back up the path with colanders heavy with fruity jewels and our forearms scratched and scraped from the...

Angkor Wat | Cambodia-2737 2

Angkor Wat

The temples of Angkor really do have to be seen to be believed, their number and scale are larger than you could ever imagine. They are detailed with breathtaking carvings, bas reliefs that tell the story of their history and the people who built them, and...

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Yangshuo Fried Potatoes

This quick lunch dish is my interpretation of some tasty street food we discovered in Yangshuo, southern China. At a tiny stall a hawker was selling cubed potato, fried with mustard seeds which he then tossed with coriander leaves, chilli oil and sesame seeds. It made a...

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