Category Archives: Almonds

Cherry, Almond and Swede Cake

Who doesn’t love Cherry Bakewells?  Aren’t they just so cheeky?  I imagine they were exactly what Alice ate when she saw those tiny delights with ‘Eat Me’ written on them. Give in to temptation… go on… Chocolate would have been … Continue reading

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Ginger, Chocolate and Caramel Layer Cake

With St Valentine’s Day just over, there has been an abundance of recipes saturating the internet for chocolate desserts or hidden-heart cupcakes all slathered with frostings in every shade of red or pink, sprinkled with tiny heart sprinkles… Maybe, just … Continue reading

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Peppermint and Chocolate Battenberg

It’s been a fine, fine few days here in the North East of England. We’ve seen some spectacular weather, alongside some of the worst.  Hot and sunny or windy and raining.  A tale of two halves.  So what could be … Continue reading

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Almond, Cherry and Creme Fraiche Macarons

Look closely at the photograph. “They look like aliens, Moo.” “Whaaaat?????????????” “Cherries for eyes, cream mono-brow…” “Creme fraiche.” “Whatever – it’s still an eyebrow.” “Erm…” “And the meringuey bit is the mouth!  See?” Hmmmm.  Magic eye picture moment.  I’m not … Continue reading

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