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Hot Cross Scones

We had a bit of a baking disaster on poor Hungry Hubby’s birthday. The reason I made that jam will not be getting blogged as all I had to show was a “birthday cake” with a burnt outside and completely raw middle. 819 more words

Jo Bakes

Hot Cross Buns

I do love a hot cross bun. I’m certainly not against the supermarkets variety but I do love making my own at Easter time. Nothing tastes as good as freshly baked goods.  476 more words

Spiced Easter biscuits

Makes: about 50

Prep: 30 minutes, plus chilling

Cook: 40 minutes


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Zest of 1 lemon…
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Dried Mixed Fruit

Pumpkin served with Couscous

Hello there! How has your weekend been so far? As for me, it has been a fun weekend, spending time with my family and friends. But Sundays are the days for testing my culinary skills and I try to prepare something different and unique each time. 455 more words

Main Course

Simnel Cupcakes

Flavour of the moment: It is Easter soon, there are too many flavours, the mixed spice of hot cross buns or as is the case here the rich almond flavour of marzipan. 731 more words


Hot cross buns, a love letter to mum

Growing up, our mum baked bread. The aromas of rising yeast and mouthwatering smells of fresh loaves, speak to me of childhood. The warm crust slathered with butter and homemade jam was the best bit. 778 more words


Polenta Biscuits - Lemon and Easter

What better time of year is there to indulge yourself with buttery, sugary treats than Lent? To some Christians, this may sound slightly offensive but it’s not like anyone really takes Lent that seriously anymore, is it? 516 more words