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Baking

I’ve been thinking recently why exactly I’ve taken on this blog and taking the time to cook/bake/photograph and post everything;. I’ve discovered two things about myself. 1. I love baking. It puts me in a happy place and it’s always nice offering people home baked goodies. And 2. I’m not as good at cooking as I am baking. I’ve got my staple dishes that are always favourites but I want to teach myself how to be a better cook. I plan to cook lots of staple dishes that are always

  I made this Apple & Blueberry Pie for a bbq a few weeks ago and it was so well received – to say the least! If you’re not confident about making pastry, have no fear. The recipe is dead easy as you pretty much just put everything in your food processor/mixer/bowl and just beat it till it comes together. I think one of the most important things in pastry making is letting it rest and cool in the fridge. Let your filling cool quite a bit before you start

Almond Biscuits

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Hmmm…what to bake? I know I have some almonds in the pantry and I’d love a little biscuit to go with my afternoon tea so it’s decided. Almond biscuits! I found this dead easy recipe on the taste.com website which makes 24 biscuits, if you can get the mixture out of your mouth and in the oven.     Almond Biscuits Makes 24 Biscuits 125g butter 1.5 cups self raising flour 1/2 cup sugar 60g chopped almonds 1 egg lightly whisked 1tsp vanilla essence 1. Preheat oven to 180°C.  Melt

All this time at home job hunting is soooo good! Not the job hunting bit but all the time spent at home. More time to cook delicious things and show and tell everyone (although I feel as though I’m telling a brick wall). I found this recipe flipping through a recipe book that came with my magimix – ♥. I could see I had a lonely pear in my fruit bowl and I knew I had some slithered almonds in my pantry screaming to be used in something yummy –

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