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Hot Cross Buns

Breads / Apr 20, 2014 /

Last year was one of our most memorable Easters. My mother decided to make her first batch of hot cross buns at some godly hour the night before. In the morning we all bit into what resembled hard bullets. They were so bad that even the Labradors wouldn’t go near them! Yesterday I purposely started […]

Pear and Current Loaf

BreadsCakes / Dec 31, 2013 /

Fresh air and quiet surroundings of the Berry countryside sends you off to sleep until the mid afternoon. You wake up feeling ravenous! One of my greatest pleasures is experimenting in the kitchen. This pear and current loaf is one of my baking adventures. It is rustic, hearty and great with a cuppa whilst overlooking […]

Gingerbread Cake

BreadsCakes / Dec 5, 2013 /

You know it’s close to Christmas when the kitchen smells of sugar and spice. For me, Christmas isn’t the same without a gingerbread cake. There is something about opening the oven door and letting the smells of sweet golden syrup and ginger waft through the house. I love the warmth this joyful delight brings to […]