Strawberry, Orange Liqueur and Black Pepper Layer Cake

Strawberry, Orange Liqueur and Black Pepper Layer Cake

In my mind, summer is the best time of year hands down. Swims in sun-dappled lidos, lazy walks in the park, idyllic picnics in leafy parks and drinking outside late into the night. Sometimes the reality lives up to the dream. But of course, the inevitable British weather puts a bit of a dampener on things, no pun intended.Strawberry, Orange Liqueur and Black Pepper Layer Cake

 

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Mojito Layer Cake top view

Mojito Layer Cake

I very rarely bake any thing that is both totally delicious and totally gorgeous.  And that’s not false modesty. Occasionally I make some particularly pretty biscuits which taste … fine. More often I make a great tasting loaf or cake or pudding which gets no more dressing up than a dollop of yogurt when I eat a slice.

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Great British Bake Off Spanische Windtorte

Great British Bake Off: Week 4

Right, take a deep breath, it’s time for Spanische Windtorte. I think I’m right in saying that no one has ever made this pudding. Or seen one. Or made one.

The joy of the enforced bake is that I have to make it, even if I look at it and want to cry because it’s super complicated. So I took a deep breath and quite a few hours and jumped into a world full of meringue.
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Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

Christmas is one of those times of year where amazing food is always around. Its also the time of year when I want to get my friends together, eat huge amounts of food with them and then play board games.

I wanted to share this recipe because it is really dense. Really chocolately. Really rich.  In my mind, this cake is the perfect end to a christmassy meal. Just make sure you have some yogurt or Crème fraîche on hand to make it a proper pudding.

Gluten free chocolate orange cake

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Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake

I have recently come to the realisation that I am sometimes a rubbish adult.  This blog, for example, which I started full of grand ideas of starting posting once a week and moving up to twice, or three times, has become a desert with tumbleweeds blowing across it. Also, I regularly forget to take off my makeup.

So I’m making a late November resolution to be better and more like an adult.

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