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Sweet and Spicy Smoked BBQ Sauce Recipe UK Barbecue Dip

Last week I shared my easy foolproof mayonnaise recipe and said how it was my youngest daughters favourite sauce. My eldest daughter however, loves BBQ sauce. Not just any BBQ sauce but rich, sweet BBQ sauce that has a spiciness and a smokiness to it.  She slathers it on everything and when I make my homemade barbecue sauce using my recipe …...

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Tandoori Chicken Recipe UK – Just Like An Indian Restaurant!

My whole family adores Indian food. Some like the subtle aromatic spiced dishes such as korma and passanda, others (like myself) like fiery hot spiced dishes such as ceylon, madras, vindaloo and phaal. But we all agree on one thing. Tandoori chicken. The orangey red meat that is charred and tastes so full of flavour. However, our local Indian restaurant …...

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Easy Foolproof Mayonnaise Recipe – Quick Mayo Recipe UK

My youngest daughter absolutely loves mayo.  If left to here own devices she would eat it on everything! The ingredients listed however on shop bought mayonnaise shows they are full of chemical nasties and substitutes for natural ingredients. So now I make my own. I know exactly what goes in it and although it doesn’t last as long in the …...

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Chinese Style Honey, Orange and Ginger Crispy Chicken Recipe

My favourite dish at any Chinese restaurant is almost always the sweet and sour… well sweet and sour anything! Vegetables, chicken, pork, prawns… if it is covered in that sweet yet tangy sauce then I am all over it. But I am unable to cook it at home for a family meal as only I like it…. bummer, right? So I …...

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Cinnamon Bread Swirls With Vanilla Glaze Recipe UK

BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER! If you want small, perfectly shaped delicate cinnamon swirl buns like you get in most shops, then you should probably find a recipe elsewhere. However, if you like like BIG BUNS (and you can not lie!) then come here my friend and chomp your way through these beauties! I love cinnamon! I know a lot …...

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Slices UK Recipe (Similar to Reese’s)

I am a bit of a sucker for peanut butter. Especially on toast with real butter and lashings of homemade jam. A few years ago, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups became popular here in the UK although I know they have been popular in the US for many years, and whilst I love them, I wanted something a bit more ‘substantial’ to …...

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