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Pick of the Season: Rhubarb, Lemon & Ginger Cake

It’s just the season for rhubarb and as the days get brighter (and in spite of British weather) my bakes are becoming more and more bountiful with fruity, vibrant flavours. I picked up my ‘barb with no specific intention of what to bake, but it just so happened I’d treated myself to some gorgeous ginger curd from a nearby National Trust shop just…… Continue reading Pick of the Season: Rhubarb, Lemon & Ginger Cake

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On-The-Go Granola Bars

10:30am and the hunger pangs strike. By this time I’ve been awake for over 4 hours and I’m desperately trying to stop myself from demolishing my lunch before I’m even close to hitting the halfway point of the day. The alternative is usually a sad-looking piece of fruit that’s been on the desk for a…… Continue reading On-The-Go Granola Bars

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Pumpkin Spice Brownie Pops

Autumn is the season for all things nice, and for me it just isn’t complete without pumpkin and spice! Warming and wonderfully comforting, pumpkin isn’t just great for making hearty soups and carving up jack-o’-lanterns, it also makes a mean brownie mixture! Combine this with chocolate in a bite-sized cake pop and you have a…… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Brownie Pops

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A Moment with James Martin & Cherry Chocolate Brownies

Working for a large supermarket retailer certainly has its perks, and last week one of these said perks was meeting James Martin! ‘Meeting’ is a bit of a loose term and in fact, I had to queue for an hour to secure 1 of 100 free signed copies of More Home Comforts and a few seconds…… Continue reading A Moment with James Martin & Cherry Chocolate Brownies

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Florentines

I have always adored florentines and, although I usually associate them with winter, the drizzly summer weather this week called for a batch. When browsing through the beautiful pastries, biscuits and cakes in Ilkley’s famous Bettys Tea Room, I spotted a small box of florentines for a hefty £11.75. Reluctant to spend that much on…… Continue reading Florentines

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DIY Baking Gifts: Ginger Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

I’ve published another Christmas themed bake on The ORE Brand as part of my DIY festive baking series! These are perfect for Christmas celebrations and great to box up as gifts! The right mixture of warming spice and sugar for a winter’s evening. You can find the recipe here: http://theorebrand.com/2014/12/diy-baking-gifts-ginger-cake/