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Sunny-tasting Mango & Coconut flapjacks to ward off the cold


The children and I devour these flapjacks the moment they are cool enough to touch. Oats are packed with B vitamins to ward off the winter blues – all in all, the perfect easy bake.

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Review of Jo Wheatley’s new cookbook, ‘Home Baking’

From counting out the cakes to decorating them, these were a delight to make – for me and the children.

If you like the sound of dishes such as Apricot Frangipane, Chilli Chocolate Cookies, Thyme, Cheese & Tomato Quiche, and Chicken, Pancetta & Maple Parsnip Traybake then look no further than Jo Wheatley’s new cookbook, ‘Home Baking’

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Review of Jo Wheatley’s ‘A Passion for Baking’ and interview with Jo

Jo Wheatley a Passion for Baking

Jo Wheatley impressed the nation with her amazing baking skills on BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off and after winning the competition in 2011 went on to write ‘A Passion for Baking’ – I meet her to talk family and baking.

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Snake and Spider Cupcakes for Halloween


These easy vanilla cupcakes are so simple to make. Decorate with a swirl of delicious buttercream frosting.

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Fab Fruitcake – quick, easy, delish

Fab Fruitcake – quick, easy, delish

Whenever I used to think about making a fruitcake I would push it to the back of my mind, thinking it would take too long. HOWEVER I have recently developed a recipe for a really quick tasty cake that is so easy and so delicious you will be thanking me forever.

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Orange Cardamom Shortbread

Orange Cardamom Shortbread

I’d like to start by saying that shortbread is Very Easy To Make, so perfect for the one-handed cook, who may be trying to do several other things at the same time while also trying to make shortbread (ring any bells?).

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Toffee Apple Crumble Muffins

Apple Crumble Muffins

Inspired by something I tasted on the farm, I have created these. They are on the naughty side, I admit, but they can be made in stages, and I managed to whip them up quite quickly last night once the Gruesome Twosome (as I affectionately call them) were fast asleep.

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