Hi foodies! I’ve just arrived back from a fabulous trip to the U.K. – what a treat! I spent most of my time in London getting reacquainted with the city that was my home for a few years after I got married, and I was reminded of how much I loved living there! I’ll share a few photos in my next blog post.
Onto the recipe, and if I had to choose my top three desserts this would absolutely be one of them!! I have always loved lemon meringue pie. It’s such a crowd pleaser too – whether we’re entertaining or I’ve made one as a treat for the family it’s always a hit. This is a bog standard recipe and the one I’ve been making for years and years. I never thought to post it here, but when I shared some pics of one I’d made on Instagram recently I had a few people asking me to share my recipe… here you go everyone! 😉
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I’m riffing off one of my favourite childhood cookie recipes this week and lemme tell ya, these cookies disappeared so quickly – we couldn’t stop snacking on them! I’ve used small bar-one chunks as the add-in here and they go deliciously chewy and gooey in the oven.
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The cake theme continues! Not only did I celebrate 10 years of Cupcakes and Couscous last month, but my daughter also celebrated her 11th birthday, yay! I am also thrilled to let you know that we have just completed the photography for the book (whoop whoop!) and the images are looking fantastic. I am so blessed to be working with an incredible team who have helped me to bring the recipes to life in such a beautiful way. All I can say is that I’m more excited than ever to share this book with you later in the year. So there has definitely been lots to celebrate lately.
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A big anniversary calls for a big cake, and this is certainly one for the books… Cupcakes and Couscous turns 10 this month!! I’m not sure where 10 years went, it’s wild, but I do remember starting out on this blogging journey having to figure things out as I went along. I honestly had no idea whether anyone would bother reading my little blog and had so much to learn about photography, websites, etc. etc. Luckily, soon after starting I connected with some local food bloggers who welcomed me into the fray and were so supportive from the get-go. I worked hard to improve my photography skills and post new recipes regularly. Since then I have published 375 posts, launched a freelance career, met so many lovely members in the creator community and learnt a HUGE amount. I’m grateful for every part of the journey so far.
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Here’s a small nod to the festive season without me getting too Christmassy on you…for now. *wink* No Christmas is complete without a gingerbread flavoured bake, and (me being me) I decided to try and make a chocolate version of my favourite gingerbread cake. It worked so well that I had to share the recipe here.
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My kids get very excited when I take the stand mixer out to make homemade bread, they can’t get enough of it! These kaleidoscopic brioche buns are bright and bold but there’s nothing spooky about the flavour – I mean, is there anything better than enjoying a soft, fresh bread roll that’s still warm from the oven?
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This easy loaf cake is simple enough to whip up as a last minute tea time treat, and you can have a bit of fun creating a swirled effect with the vanilla and chocolate batters. It’s made with ingredients that I always have on hand, love that! Let’s not forget the simple mocha glaze that goes on top (scroll down for a close up of that drip!), I’m here for all of it.
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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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