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Summertime Strawberry Pie

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Nothing signals the start of summer like British strawberry season.  Perfectly ripe and juicy berries line the store shelves, and seasonal strawberry desserts replace the heavier cakes and crumbles that have featured on dessert menus throughout the winter months. Strawberries are my absolute favourite summer berry, with raspberries following a close second. When I was… 

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Chocolate Orange Almond and Macadamia Nut Biscotti

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Week two of The Great British Bake Off saw the nation fall in love with Biscotti during biscuit week. In addition to the twice baked delectable little Italian cookies, the bakers were asked to bake light puff pastry biscuits called Arlettes, as well as an edible biscuit box filled with 36 identical biscuits. The perfectionist in me… 

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The Best Black Forest Cake Recipe

Back Forest Cake Recipe

Last week marked the 6th season of the Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off is my ultimate TV guilty pleasure. I love watching the cakes, cookies, breads and tray bakes they make each week.  Some I’ve made before, some I’ve thought about making before, and others I’ve never even heard of. The competition kicked… 

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Les Merveilleux aka “Cloudy Cakes”

Les Merveilleux Recipe

First it was cupcakes, then whoopie pies, followed by macarons and eclairs. Bite sized cake & pastry trends have been continuously changing over the past few years since I’ve been blogging.  And it looks like the next big thing in single serving sweet treats are artisan donuts. I see them popping up everywhere in specialty bakeries across London,… 

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