Blackberry Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients 60g Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature 150g Caster sugar 1 Egg 10g Raw Cocoa Powder 20ml Blackberries, blended and sieved 10ml purple food colouring 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 120ml milk 150g Plain flour Pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate soda 1 Tablespoon rice wine vingear For Frosting: 300g Icing Sugar 50g Butter 125ml Cream Cheese 1 […]

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Showstopper Blackberry Forest Gateau

Ingredients For the sponge: 6 Large Eggs 150g Caster Sugar 100g Self-Raising Flour 50g Raw Cocoa Powder For the filling: 850g Blackberries 300g Caster Sugar 1 Lemon, Juiced 4tbsp Cornflour 1/2 tsp Blackberry essence 1/2 teaspoon Monin Blackberry syrup 750ml whipped cream For the decoration:   150g Dark Chocolate 75g White Chocolate 100g Blackberries Method […]

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How to grow your own vegetables

Part 3: Onions Onions are the most useful and popular vegetable in the kitchen, and growing them in your garden is easy and makes sure you have plenty on hand. Onions can be grown from seed or from small bulbs called sets. Onions need an open sunny site to grow. For White onions: Plant in […]

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Desriable Elderberry & Blackberry Cordial

Ingredients 45g Elderberries 115g Blackberries 150g Caster Sugar 1 Teaspoon Lemon juice 1/2tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 200ml Water Method Add all the ingredients into a pan and heat on low, stir occasionally. Once the majority of the berries have burst, push it through a fine sieve over a bowl. Add 200ml of water to the […]

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Heartwarming Italian Meatballs

Ingredients For the meatballs: 200g  minced beef 200g minced pork 1 teaspoon italian herb seasoning pinch of salt & pepper 2tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve For the pasta sauce: 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes 250g of roasted on the vine cherry tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 1tbsp spicy chorizo, […]

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Irrestible Banana Bread

Ingredients 220g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 75g caster sugar 80g brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra for decorating 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 eggs 125ml vegetable oil 3 mashed bananas Demerara sugar, to decorate chopped walnuts, to decorate Method Preheat your oven to 160C. Grease a loaf tin […]

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Double chocolate marbled cake

Marble cakes, such intricate and memorising masterpieces. To me they have always stuck in my mind as a childhood favourite, because what is not to love about them? It’s the best of both worlds.. vanilla and chocolate. For any chocolate lover this is a MUST HAVE as it takes on both a rich, sharp chocolate […]

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Our Sunday Roast Tips

A Sunday roast to me is a meal that will heat you up from the inside out.  Many people are afraid of cooking a roast due to the amount of effort and time you have to put into it.  Therefore, i’m going to share with you of my tips and tricks to make it just […]

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Lemon Drizzle Shortbread

This shortbread is incredibly short, crumbly and melts in your mouth with each bite you take. You could easily omit the lemon zest and juice for a decadent shortbread, but the freshness of the lemon really gives it that unique taste. Ingredients For the shortbread: 250g Butter 125g Caster Sugar 250g Plain Flour 1/2 Teaspoon […]

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Fail Safe Sunday Crumble

Ingredients For the filling: 60g Butter 60g Demerara sugar (plus extra to sprinkle) 2 large Bramley apples 20 cherries 250g blackberries For the crumble: 100g butter 75g rolled oats 50g caster sugar 200g plain flour 50g barley flakes (You don’t have to add this, just gives it another texture) Method Preheat the oven to 170C. […]

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