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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Apple Chips Sprinkled With Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Yeah as of September the 22nd it officially became Autumn! I love the fall season crisp fresh apples, you don’t need an excuse to have pumpkin with everything. Warm apple cider, hot chocolate on chilly evenings, warm comforting desserts like apple crumble and steamed puddings galore 😀 Need I go on? We all have a favourite foodie season and this one is mine. Oh and it is the season of Halloween!!! Anyway onto todays recipe, a healthy snack of apple chips sprinkled with homemade pumpkin pie spice.   First Up Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice    ...

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I have a little bit of a confession to make, these were meant to be whoopie pies. Do you remember them? For a while there they were really popular. I have only once had them on my site (Pumpkin Whoopie Pies) and I really like them, bigger than cupcakes but smaller than a slice of cake. It’s like having a mini cake all to yourself 😀 But when I popped these in the oven they spread like mad and became one big splurge on the baking sheet. But not one to waste anything I tried a bit and they tasted amazing! A bit of quick thinking and the...

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Prepping Fruit For My Christmas Cake

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Prepping Fruit For My Christmas Cake

It may seem crazy early to be talking about Christmas already, but it is seriously starting to creep up on us and it’s not evan officially fall yet. But one thing I do like to get an early jump on is the prepping fruit for my Christmas cake. Last year I didn’t do a traditional Christmas cake, instead I went for a gluten free clementine cake instead. But this year with a little bit of planning I have decided to go for a traditional Christmas cake instead and that means boozing up the fruit nice and early for a tipple worthy...

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All In One Vegetarian Brunch

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Breakfast, Savoury | 6 comments

All In One Vegetarian Brunch

I know you have all had that dreaded moment when you find out you have to entertain a vegetarian! Being a virtual life long one I have often been on the receiving end of the panic made meal. Pasta with tomato sauce anyone? I spend half of my life on ships where I encounter the same problem 3 times a day. I have eaten so many cheese omelettes that I should have a page in the Guinness Book of Records dedicated to me. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t even look at one without feeling queasy! I have previously shared my...

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Orange Marmalade Sweet Rolls

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Breakfast, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 16 comments

Orange Marmalade Sweet Rolls

Homemade sweet rolls for breakfast have really become popular in the last year or two, the internet is littered with recipes and almost all of them look wonderful. I have even subcommand to this just as much as anyone, check out previous recipes for banana fudge sweet rolls, sweet pumpkin rolls and even Christmas sweet rolls (perfect anytime of the year). I love the smell of sweet rolls baking in the morning and this time I have made them even more morning friendly by filling them with a good quality marmalade. So lets get on with these...

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Easy Seeded Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Savoury | 6 comments

Easy Seeded Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread

This is an amazingly easy bread to make and the best thing about it is no yeast! Yep you read that right, no yeast. So no proving or kneading and no waiting around for dough to rise. So if you want to make homemade bread but don’t like working with yeast then this easy seeded wholemeal Irish soda bread is the recipe for you. Wait No Yeast? That is correct, this bread doesn’t require it and yet it is still a satisfying loaf of bread. It uses buttermilk and baking soda to give it an airy texture and its distinctive flavour....

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Cadburys Caramel Cookie Cake

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Cadburys Caramel Cookie Cake

Sometimes I like to revisit old recipes and play about with them, change them around a little and experiment with different flavours. This time I revisited my minty candy cane cookies and decided to change the flavourings. Gone are the candy canes, after all it isn’t Christmas….. yet! And in came the chocolate caramel 😀 with a little bit of this and that taken out I came up with this lovely Cadburys caramel cookie cake. Chocolate and Caramel The filling in this cookie cake is Cadburys Caramel bars broken up into chunks. For those...

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Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Pinwheels

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Savoury | 12 comments

Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Pinwheels

I am sure regular readers of my blog are starting to wonder what is going on, as recently I have shared a few savoury recipes…. gasp!!! Yep I do actually eat normal food as well 😉 I prefer to make sweet things but I do actually enjoy normal food too. And what I enjoy even more is food that is quick and simple to put together. And if it includes a few kitchen short cuts as well, all the better. Kitchen Shortcuts Lets get to the important things first, the time saving shortcuts. I used ready made puff pastry…… I can hear the...

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Easy Focaccia Bread

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Easy Focaccia Bread

By now the chances are I am deep sea somewhere (sorry I am not allowed to share exact details) and starting to freak out because it has been over 72 hours since my last internet connection! My iPhone will be sitting on my bedside table acting as nothing more than a very expensive alarm clock and my laptop will become a very expensive DVD player. Seriously how did we ever survive even just 7 years ago without being connected 24/7? When I first went to sea 10 years ago it never seemed to bother me. I could go months without turning on a phone...

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Almond and Sour Cherry Muffins

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Almond and Sour Cherry Muffins

Recently my work told me I had to go away for about 6 weeks towards the end of August. And going away in my job means going deep sea and having no Internet connection….. Seriously how am I going to cope? So this has recently sent me into a baking frenzy to make sure I can keep updating my blog even while away. Thank you WordPress for the auto schedule feature 🙂 But there is a serious downside to having to bake like a mad woman possessed and that is sometimes things slip away from you. By the time I had baked these almond and sour cherry...

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