These clouds of sweet deliciousness have a crisp shell but will melt in your mouth. For a change I tried making these meringues with muscovado sugar instead of castor sugar as I usually do. I love using muscovado sugar in my baking because of the wonderful caramel flavour it adds and so I was keen to see how it would work in a batch of meringues – they turned out great!
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Tuesday the 29th of March started off much like any other day. I was the first one up at 6am, and headed straight to the kitchen to put the kettle on and start organising lunchboxes, laundry and the other usual morning chores. That particular morning I also had a tv segment, and after a bit of time with the family I headed off to the Expresso studios to show the viewers how to make a satay sauce (yum!).
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Homemade veggie soups are so comforting and warming, and really very easy to prepare. Roasted carrots and butternut, along with the hint of ginger, give this soup it’s delicious flavour. This is a thick and creamy soup which makes it feel quite indulgent. It will definitely satisfy and warm you on a cold winters day!
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What happens when you take a family childhood cookie recipe and give it a Nutella update? Chocolatey magic, that’s what! Thumb cookies are such a nostalgic bake for me, usually flavoured with almond essence and filled with sticky apricot or strawberry jam. We made and enjoyed them often as kids, and when I taught my own children how to make them they loved them too. Such fun to make!
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Ah, I see the weekend on the horizon! We love Fridays around here. The end of the work week, no homework to worry about and a chance to kick back and engage relaxation mode. Friday nights are often movie night around here, and this pizza is regularly requested by the kids. As tempting as it is to rather pick up the phone and order in (and don’t get me wrong, we do that too!) this pizza is worth making from scratch and actually doesn’t require too much effort in terms of hands on cooking. It’s super delicious – perfect movie night food!
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These pretty apple crumble cupcakes are my latest baking creation. I’ve been busy with lots of savoury recipe testing lately and felt like doing something on the sweet side – and these cupcakes will definitely keep that sweet tooth happy! They’re inspired by one of my family’s favourite desserts, the classic apple crumble, and have a spiced apple flavour, a creamy white chocolate buttercream icing and a crunchy crumble topping.
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I’ve been making lots of galettes these last few weeks, they are my favourite thing to bake at the moment! The buttery, flaky pastry is easy to work with and there are lots of different toppings and flavours to play with. I also love the perfectly imperfect nature of galettes, and their rustic appearance.
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We’ve enjoyed this meal a few times over the last few weeks, and if you’re a mushroom lover like us then I’m sure you’ll love it too. This meat free stroganoff is so creamy and comforting, and thanks to the texture and umami flavour of the mushrooms you probably won’t even miss the meat.
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