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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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Black Forest Gateau (The BFG)

I’ve been working REALLY hard on getting my buttercream perfectly smooth – it’s gotta be as smooth as The Fonz.  You know what I’m talking about… There’s something about a satin finish to that icing application that makes you feel … Continue reading

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Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Steamed Chocolate Pudding.  How ever-so, ever-so British. A British Institution, the pudding.  We claim the pudding.  Seventeenth century English puddings were usually savory or sweet (flour, nuts & sugar) and boiled in special pudding cloth.  The word pudding has it’s origins … Continue reading

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