Category Archives: Cinnamon

Spicy Fresh Gingerbread (for ‘Ginger Month’)

The Ginger Chronicles Is anyone else feeling the long dark days and the bitter cold of February already? Luckily, I have a fetish for fresh root ginger, so I’m designating February ‘Ginger Month’. Irresistibly soulful, gingerbread exudes that exotic warmth … Continue reading

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Celebration Carrot Cake (Sunderland AFC!)

I LOVE a good excuse to make a birthday cake and, even better, this one was a very special birthday cake.  An 80th birthday cake for a stout Sunderland AFC supporter… EIGHTY! You’d NEVER know it. So, we decided to … Continue reading

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Birthday Carrot Cake

What sort of cake do you make for a little sis who’s sparkly, bubbly, funny, beautiful and well-travelled? And slightly mad?!!  (JK, sis, JK!) It had to be bright and bold. It had to be carrot cake, with deliciously decadent … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake (Oil-free, Gluten-free)

Carrot Cake (oil-free, gluten-free) I have been on the hunt for the perfect carrot cake recipe for about two years. No joke. Being a vegetarian, I feel it’s a duty to nail this one. But have you ever just felt … Continue reading

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Ginger Biscuits

This is a blast from the past, isn’t it?  Everybody (in the UK, anyway), has fond memories of the ginger biscuit. “Oh my God.  This takes me back,” proclaimed D, mouthful of crumbs. “I love these.” I think about my … Continue reading

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Doughnuts (Donuts) – A Step by Step Guide

I promised I would attempt a ‘step-by-step’ guide to some of the recipes I put on here, so please forgive any shoddy photography, but here goes.  Yesterday was ‘Dusk of the Doughnuts’.  This morning has been ‘Dawn of the Doughnuts’. … Continue reading

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Apricot and Cinnamon Scones (Gluten Free)

A quick word on blogging so far.  It’s a very enjoyable hobby.  I love sharing recipes and have been inspired by some of the work I see on FoodBuzz.  D and I particularly like faffing on (fannying on/messing on/messing around?), … Continue reading

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