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Raw Carrot Cake – a flavour explosion.

Raw dessert? I’ll bet a lot of people will be thinking “Really? That sounds so boring!”. Most will probably think that a raw dessert consists of an apple. Or a banana. Or maybe, if you’re lucky, a bowl of ripe berries.
Oh, you do not know how wrong you are…

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Chamomile, Vanilla & Strawberry Victoria Sponge

It’s one of my friends birthday’s tomorrow, and she asked me if I’d mind helping her out with a Victoria sponge recipe which she could make. Well, of course I said yes! Helping someone out with cooking? How could I say no?

cake!
And of course, I couldn’t send over a recipe without first trying it out myself!

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Rather Amazing Banana Bread

There’s a bit of a grey area I think as to what “Banana Bread” should be called. I’ve eaten platefuls of what’s always been known as “Banana Bread” in the past, but to me it always seems a bit too decadent, too rich, to be simply classed as bread.
After all, I can hardly imagine anyone wanting to use two slices of this to make their breakfast BLT (That’s vegan bacon, mind you!)

Forgive the dodgy photograph.. it was late, but I wanted a slice...
Forgive the dodgy photograph.. it was late, but I wanted a slice…

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Scrumptious Swirly Pinwheel Cookies

Do you ever get hit by a sudden wave of inspiration so strong, so unexpected, that even if you’re half-asleep, it makes you leap out of bed to go make it happen?

Well, that very thing happened to me the other morning.

Beautiful blues
Beautiful blues

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Love, hate and Doughnuts.

I’ve always had a little bit of a love-hate relationship with doughnuts….

Oh my..
Oh my..

 

I mean, on the one hand, they are sweet, sugary pillows of loveliness…

But then, on the other, they are deep fried, oily, and afterwards leave me feeling like a bloated leaden cloud of oil…

Which is a shame. As I have many pleasant childhood memories of doughnuts. And Churros – The doughnuts’, long, thin, cinnamony-cousin. Continue reading