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Do Good Quality Ingredients Make A Difference?

It’s a question I get asked a lot, do good quality ingredients make a difference? the simple answer is yes, but saying that if its homemade regardless of the ingredients you use, it will always be far better than shop bought and mass produced. Firstly, you will know what is in your homemade cakes, they […] Read more…

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All Butter Shortbread

This week’s bake in our ‘baking with kids’ series is All Butter Shortbread. It is a firm favourite with our family and also makes a great gift. All Butter Shortbread uses just 3 ingredients so it’s perfect when baking supplies are hard to get at the moment. This recipe is for a plain all butter […] Read more…

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Easter Cookies

Last week I launched our baking with kids series, and I’m pleased to say that there are so many little budding bakers out there. So this week I wanted to start some Easter preparation by baking some Easter Cookies, as it looks like we will still be stuck at home trying to make the best […] Read more…

Mocha Slices

Mocha Slices

This recipe for mocha slices is for those of us who love coffee and chocolate and can’t quite decide which to have! I always find it a welcome addition to lunch boxes as it’s best described as half cake half biscuit. My family are force fed cake on such a regular basis and lets face […] Read more…

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My Go To Slimming World Recipes

When I first started at Slimming World early last year I walked into my first group pretty miserable and unhappy with how I looked with a real lack of confidence, like all new members I stuck religiously to the plan and the weight started to fall off, everything I ate I wrote down, I weighed […] Read more…

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Baking Q & A

I recently took part in a baking questions and answers feature with BBC Radio Solent, and was inundated with questions, unfortunately during the live show there just wasn’t enough time to answer all your questions, so I’ve answered as many as I can here. Q – I never seem to have much luck with a […] Read more…

Scrumptious Book

My Baking Bible – Scrumptious Home Baking I think it’s fair to say I love a cookery book and as a professional baker I tend to justify my ‘investment’ purchases of them as essential to my job, the truth is I very rarely actually bake anything in them or from my favourites I have just […] Read more…