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The Monday Treat – Pear, Cranberry and Walnut Loaf Cake with Maple Glaze

The skeleton of the Christmas tree is out on the pavement waiting to be collected. The majority of the needles have been swept up, though we did find some in our bed this morning, which is frankly, a little curious. … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Chocolate Torte and how to avoid hosting accidental sex parties

New Years Eve is almost upon us. It’s a time to stop and reflect for a moment on the year gone by, the lessons learned, the things that we intend to do differently in the future. For my Aunty Jennifer, this … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Spiced Pumpkin Apple Cake with Maple Frosting

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Great excitement; the paper turkeys can once more grace the window sill. That’s not a metaphor for something. I mean actual paper turkeys. And also paper pumpkins and garland. Gotta love a theme.

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All Souls Day – Rosemary for Remembrance Cake

If Jon and I were still living in Poland, Halloween would have been something of an afterthought, but today, All Souls Day, would have been the real deal.

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The Monday Treat – Autumn Afternoon Tea Time: Plum Cake

Back in London on the annual pilgrimage to the US Embassy to have my visa re-issued. Back to sleeping in my childhood bedroom, where creeper is already turning red around the windows, and I can watch the birds gathering in the … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Birthday Cake

It was Jon’s birthday this weekend, which brought with it the usual scheduling nightmare that seems to be endemic to modern life. Jess could not do Friday. Jeremy could only do Friday. Ken could do any day, as long as … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Lemon Cream Drizzle Cake

Perhaps it started when Ken and Carrie decided to celebrate both their birthdays and a wedding anniversary with a cake buffet at rotating restaurant The View; “What’s that you say?  Too touristy?  Shudder to think of navigating the Marriott Marquis’ … Continue reading

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Sweet treats to end a picnic with style

The fact that I love picnics so much must surely have something to do with my Mum, who would regularly slap some Marmite on a roll and take my sister and I out to Isabella Plantation to swing on the … Continue reading

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Victoria Sponge Wedding Cupcakes

“That’s right,” said the man in front of us in the line for the tills in Selfridges. “A Buckingham Palace jelly mold”.

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Coffee Cake

175g flour 1 tsp baking powder 175g sugar 175g butter (must be soft) 3 eggs (at room temp) 3 tsp espresso For the icing 6 oz butter (must be soft) 12 oz icing sugar 3-4 tsp espresso Grease 2 8 … Continue reading

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