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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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Crispy Chinese Hoi Sin Chicken With Cashew Nuts Recipe

I adore Chinese food, adore maybe too milder word. If I could only ever eat one type of food ever again, it would be Chinese food. I love cooking it almost as much as I love eating it, the way you can change the beautiful flavours by adjusting the spices and sauces, even the way the food is cooked. The favourite

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Quick Easy Jam Recipe – Jam Making – Foolproof Jam You Can Freeze!

I remember when I first started to make jam, many moons ago, I bought a book which told me I had to have so many technical instruments and ingredients, copper bowls, this, that and the whatever and as I grew older I just thought, ah….life’s too short!  Now I make good honest thick, tasty, fruity jam with just 2 ingredients, it

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Scones – Easy and quick scone recipe!

I love scones, especially with vast quantities of clotted cream and home made jam, but some recipes are so long winded for scones that I decided to share with you my fool proof easy scone recipe. These scones can also be frozen for up to a year in the freezer so why not make a double batch and keep them

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Festive Yuletide Orange And Cranberry Spiced Muffins

These festive muffins are great for Yule afternoon as you cozy up in front of the fire.  They are sweet, aromatic, soft and fluffy.  Even better, they are easy to make!  If you don’t like cranberries, you can replace these with blueberries or cherries, which ever you prefer.   They taste lovely with a glass of mulled wine or a

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Slow Cooker Honey & Soy Chicken

I love my slow cooker and when I say ‘love’ I mean, LOVE.  In fact, I have two that sit side by side on my kitchen counter. One is a large 6.5L and the other a 3L.  The beauty is, I can add everything I need in first thing in the morning and whilst I am out at work dinner

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Tomato, Aubergine and Chilli Chutney Recipe

I am a bit of a sucker for chutneys. The idea of a white crusty roll filled with chedder cheese and home made chutney fills me with deep joy. But chutneys, good chutneys, can be very expensive to buy, however, they are actually incredibly cheap to make, they just take time. Below is my recipe for tomato, aubergine and chilli

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Cottage Cheese / Curd Cheese UK Recipe

My youngest daughter is lactose intolerant which is a bit of a bummer as she adores milk, cheese and yoghurt.  We tried various soya, rice and coconut milks and she just couldn’t drink them but then luckily in the UK a new lactose free milk came on to our shop shelves and she loves it, so with this milk we

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