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"Now we know why we go to the bakery..."

I did it.

I made the Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake. As I was finishing frosting, I thought “Never again.” But as I was sharing it with my family, I found myself saying “ 947 more words


Pressure cooker first timer

Last night, I broke out my Breville fast slow pro pressure cooker for the first time since purchasing it in December. For now I am a family of one so the idea of cooking large quantities is exhausting, my other issue is that I have NEVER used a pressure cooker. 322 more words


The Do Nothing Cake

You will end up searching for titles like such for recipes when you are tired of work hehe 😀

After the block buster cake recipe of ‘Better Than Anything Cake’ I was hoping to make ‘Better Than Nothing Cake’ but instead I landed up on another more appropriate recipe called ‘Do Nothing Cake’. 193 more words

Eating & Dining


1.25 Kg weight.  Suitable for an 18 cm round or 15 cm square baking tin.   Bake Time 2-2 1/2 Hours.

150 g Currants.
150 g Sultanas. 520 more words


3 Seville oranges

200g granulated sugar

750ml rose wine

150ml [ 5fl oz] vodka

1 vanilla pod, split and scraped

Blanch the oranges in boiling water for 3 minutes, this is to kill off any natural yeast on the oranges that might cause fermentation. 109 more words

Brioche and banana pudding

3  bananas

6 Brioche [ chocolate chip ]

150 g light muscovado sugar

1  tablespoon mincemeat

375ml – cream

Half teaspoon vanilla extract

One 18 cm x 9 cm x 7 cm deep loaf tin. 125 more words

Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding. We made this pudding last year for the first time after watching Jamie Oliver’s Xmas DVD and even the “on no its Xmas pudding” lot had to eat their words because it really is a light and moist alternative to the heavy fruit ones of yesteryear. 413 more words