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Christmas Cake Decorating

Having baked the Christmas cake quite a few weeks ago, it was finally time to start decorating it today. I used a different recipe for the cake this year and had been feeding it with brandy for about 6 weeks. It seemed a little more moist than cakes of previous years but was looking good....

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Honey Show and Honey Cake Competition

With Anna at band and Morgan surgically attached to his computer it was just me attending the honey show this year. We didn’t really have anything to exhibit though as we didn’t get any honey this year. I did submit a few photos to the photo competition and of course baked the honey cake. There were loads...

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Builders Brownies

We’ve been feeling guilty as we haven’t been here to supply the workmen with tea and cakes whilst they’ve been creating a new drive for us. So today I decided to bake some brownies for them. Not just any old brownies either, but delicious salted caramel brownies. The perfect ‘builders brownies’ in fact. Mind you,...

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After our little trip to Devil’s Bridge for Earthcache day, we ended up doing loads of cookery in the kitchen. I had already made a start on this years Christmas Cake and the mixed fruit had been soaking in over ½ a litre of Brandy, Whisky and Black Cherry Brandy Liquer, so the next task was...

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Foraging for Muffins

ather than send Morgan to Holiday Club for the summer Anna and I are taking various days off work so that we can be at home with him as much as possible. Some of these are days off work at the University, others for me are days off Website Design work. Tuesday was the latter...

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Cheesecake Muffins

Mmm, Cheesecake Muffins from a Philadelphia Cookbook – except I replaced the peaches with pears and the sour cream with creme fraiche. The Cheesecake Brownies were nice too.

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Oaty Banana Muffin Recipe

I’m quite pleased with myself again, having just made up a banana muffin recipe. Not only are they delicious and now filling the house with the gorgeous smell of freshly baked banana muffins, but they only took a few minutes to make, 20 minutes to bake and probably not much more than that to eat....

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Indoor Weather in West Wales

A very unusual day for me – the only time I ventured outside was topless for a few seconds in order to do some semi-naked star-jumps on the deck in an almighty squall! With the weather in West Wales putting on a display in was most certainly an indoor day. We therefore spent the day...

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