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Merry Christmas

Christmas this year had many highlights – the fact that my mother flew all the way out here to keep me company in the festivities, a fine haul of gifts, some merry skype conversations with my loved ones back in … Continue reading

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Courgette, Walnut & Cinnamon Layer Cake

I’m addicted to cookery competitions on TV:  Come Dine With Me, Masterchef, and my new favourite, The Great British Bake-Off are all compelling programmes to me.  As enjoyable as they are to watch, I wonder how much fun they are … Continue reading

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Coconut & Chocolate Loaf

  Ah, Friday.  For most people it’s the end of the working week.  For some people, such as my mother, it even offers such treats as dress-down Friday.  For a lucky minority, including my boyfriend, it is known as Cake Friday … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake

Officially I like to wait until after Halloween to allow myself to get excited about Christmas.  But truthfully, I get the occasional festive feeling much earlier.  Isn’t it fortunate, then, that Christmas cakes have to be made so far in … Continue reading

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Parkin

I take great pride in being a northerner, funny accent and all, so I was rather offended when my boyfriend doubted my northern credentials for the simple reason that I had never tried parkin.  Parkin, for anyone else who has been … Continue reading

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Rosemary & Olive Oil Cake

Sometimes I fear that I’m not adventurous enough with my cakes.  The classics are so good, I’d rather stick with them than risk the bitter disappointment of being unsatisfied by a new variety.  But life is too short:  it’s time … Continue reading

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Carrot & Coconut Cake

“So do you put real carrots in it?” one of my Hong Kong friends asked me when I mentioned that I’d made a carrot cake.  “But what colour is it?” she went on suspiciously.  Imagine living in a world without … Continue reading

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