Nigella’s Emergency Brownies – 4 versions

I’ve been making a lot of Nigella’s Emergency Brownies. Not because I’m a brownie fiend, really, but once I make something, my brain then decides it wants to tweak it and experiment. So I did. The basic recipe is on Nigella’s website, and is excellent. It doesn’t need tweaking, it’s utterly delicious and stands all …

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Tahini and Chocolate Condensed Milk Cake

This is based on an Indonesian Kek Lapis recipe, layer upon layer of pillowy condensed milk cake batter, with each layer grilled before the next is added. I loved the sound of the batter, but I didn't have the time, or the back muscles, to do that, so the idea of turning it into a …

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Date and Oat Bars (vegan unless I’ve missed something!)

I first saw these on Tori Haschka’s blog, and loved the idea of having them as a quick breakfast snack. I like dates very much, and bakes made with them always appeal to the Sweet But Not Too Sweet tooth I have. Sweet potato as a baking ingredient has won me over since Gizzi Erskine …

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Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Cookies

Ever since I read about triple chocolate buckwheat cookies in Simply Nigella, I knew I had to try baking some. It’s like an itch in my brain that won’t go away until I give in and buy the ingredients. I reread the recipe yesterday, and realised that the inspiration for Nigella’s recipe was from London …

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Melty Nutella Ice-lollies

  It’s all Kavey’s fault. Yes it is. She runs a lovely blog, and has a Bloggers Scream For Ice-cream monthly challenge. This month it was ice lollies. My first effort was nice, but way, way too sweet, and failed totally at coming out of my make-shift moulds. (Condensed milk mixed with rhubarb and custard …

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Bean cakes. Yes. Beans.

I have bought a lovely book by Tori Haschka. I bought it because I saw photos on her Instagram feed of Raspberry, White Bean and Rose Cake, and Chocolate, Black Bean, and Cherry Cake. I was hooked, there and then.CAKE. WITH BEANS. CAKE MADE OF BEANS.Of course I bought the book!Lowering your carb intake isn’t …

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Cake and Ice cream.

It’s a winner isn’t it? The idea of a good, rich cake, its gooeyness cut by tangy ice cream? Heaven to me. It’s like eating hot Christmas pudding with cold, cold cream. (My mum’s light Christmas pudding though, no other.)This week, my husband has been working stupid hours. Such long hours, in fact, that I’ve …

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