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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...

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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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The Golden Land, travels through Burma

The Golden Land This week I’m doing something a little bit different here on Vagabond Baker: a week of posts dedicated to our travels in Burma. Each day, beginning tomorrow, I will take you along our ten day journey through Myanmar: from Yangon to Mandalay...

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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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Tomb-raiding the rest of Angkor in photos

Over the last few weeks I’ve taken you through some of the most incredible ancient temples in the world, the Temples of Angkor. I’ll conclude the series with a photo journey through the rest of the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park that we explored,...

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Cheat Almond Pastries

These simple pastries are shamelessly inspired by Jésuite Amandes, a triangular puff pastry filled with frangipane, that’s shaped like a Jesuit three-cornered hat. I devoured a number of them on a recent brief trip to France for a friend’s wedding. These Cheat Almond Pastries are not Jésuite Amandes. I’ve...

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Beng Mealea, Jungle Temple

Beng Mealea is a Angkorian temple lost in the jungle that has engulfed it. Jungle roots have dislodged the ancient architecture turning much of the temple into a jumble of stones while long vines hang enticingly across ruined corridors. Constructed in the 12th century it...

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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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