Purpose, Passion and Pumpkin Cranberry Soda Bread

I used to bake for pleasure, every other weekend or so for gifts and special occasions. Then I was whisked away into the transformative world of Television. Writing lots of books, cooking and baking multiple times a day and coming up with new recipes with every...

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Fig, Chestnut and Rosemary Scones

I don't seem to have the time to bake anymore. But I have a rare weekend off. So I baked these using a little chestnut flour which enhances the sweetness and gives a subtle earthy flavour. It's time to get your bake on! 280g self-Raising flour 70g chestnut flour 2...

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Banana fruit boats- Last minute fancy dessert

Did you know the fruit and basil go super well? So it is not just to make the presentation look fancier 🙂 Those of you who follow me on social media may have noticed I have taken a liking to playing with my fruit as above before eating it. As a pastry chef, I have...

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Rainy day Protein smoothie bowl

I woke up before the crack of Dawn and so started my day early, of course now it's almost 5.30pm and I'm almost ready for bed. I Didn't fuel myself post gym enough so I whipped up This high protein bowl for a mid afternoon energy boost. 2 bananas chopped up and then...

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Double Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Hello, Good afternoon to you. Scroll down past these six pictures and you will find the recipe. FYI. This mixing bowl was the one I used to test all of the recipes for baking made easy. Memories. This recipe makes six hefty brownies! So I do not bake very much...

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Peanut butter squares

  I was recipe testing some millionaires shortbread and found that I did not have enough of the correct ingredients. A family sized pot of crunchy peanut butter sat almost full at the back of my cupboard, providing me with some nutty inspiration for these...

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Skin friendly smoothie recipe 

There is so much focus in the beauty world on treating the skin from the outside and not so much about treating your skin from the inside. I have learned that what we eat has a massive impact on how our skin looks. This drink has a power mix of nutrients in it that...

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Vietnamese Prawn Noodle Soup with Star Anise and Cinnamon

The traditional way to make this soup taste the best is to make your own stock for it; but this soup will taste delightful even if you use a good shop-bought liquid stock. I had this soup in Hanoi, where it is traditionally called pho, pronounced ‘fuh’, and made with...

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Mango & passion fruit Charlotte Russe

A Charlotte Russe is a firm-set mousse lined with sponge fingers. The mousse is made in dariole moulds, but there’s no need to go splashing out on lots of new equipment –you can just use a ramekin instead, or a regular-sized coffee mug lined with cling film and...

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Butternut Squash with quinoa, feta, basil & mint

This dish is for those ‘there’s a vegetarian coming for dinner’ evenings. So tasty, all the carnivores will want a piece of it.  Serves 4 2 large butternut squash, halved lengthways and deseeded Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil  Salt and freshly ground...

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