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Mary Berry’s Gingerbread Men

Ever since I read this story to the JBug, I’ve been meaning to make some gingerbread men. However it took me a while to find some suitable cutters. When I found some cutters I liked (a set of 3 different … Continue reading

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A tale of two loaves, white and crusty

There is a known psychological phenomenon where people who are rubbish at doing something, say singing, think they’re fantastic. This is because they lack the skill to recognise exactly how bad they are. Let’s face it, if you’re tone deaf, … Continue reading

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Vegan Carrot Cake

Before I start, I’m sorry about the picture of this cake. I forgot to take a picture once it was baked and then forgot to tell Mr Foodie that I planned to photograph the last large slice. By the time … Continue reading

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Spring Onion Flatbreads

Memory is a funny thing. There are memories I have from my early childhood that I’m sure aren’t mine. Really. I had this story in my head of eating these early in the morning, at a hawker stall with a … Continue reading

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Mary Berry’s Iced Fairy Cakes

Our local NCT branch holds an annual fundraising event called a Cheeky Monkeys tea party in the summer holidays. It is a combination of a party with games and picnic food and a fair with stalls. The refreshment stall is … Continue reading

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The Caked Crusader’s Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Some time ago I read Jenny Colgan’s Meet Me At the Cupcake Cafe which I thoroughly enjoyed. An entertaining read with recipes throughout the book so combining baking and reading – two of my favourite activities . At the back … Continue reading

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Oven Fried Chicken

As a man approaching middle age, I find that I am increasingly subject to a strange cognitive dissonance, namely fried stuff vs fight flab, and I oscillate between my concern for my gut and my stomach. So, discovering oven fried … Continue reading

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The Pink Whisk’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

On Saturday we went to one of the local garage showrooms to look at and test drive a couple of cars. On the way back, we had to go to the supermarket as, rather unusually, we had run out of … Continue reading

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Cherry and Almond Traybake

Last Christmas Mr Foodie and the jBug gave me Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and a traybake tin (or ‘traybake train’ as the jBug likes to call it). On the face of it. it seems a rather boring and practical present … Continue reading

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Lollarossa Lettuce and Red Onion Salad with Cornbread and Scrambled Eggs

We’d had a rather large meal at the George and Dragon in the afternoon, and after such a large lunch, dinner is always something of a conundrum. I didn’t want to eat too much, because the calories from lunchtime are … Continue reading

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