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Ciabatta

Ciabatta is a classic Italian white loaf which has a thin crust and is a light-textured, airy loaf and is wonderfully versatile. It’s brilliant to use for sandwiches, to have with soups, use as a base for garlic bread, as an accompaniment to a main meal, or simply wonderful dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s one of my favourite breads to make, and not as complicated as you…

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Hummingbird Cake

The Hummingbird Cake has had a bit of a surge of popularity recently, but it’s actually a cake that has been around since the 1960’s – if not earlier – where it originated from Jamaica before being exported to the United States and gaining popularity in their southern states. The Hummingbird Cake shares a fair few characteristics with carrot cake – it’s oil-based, it’s beautifully spiced and it has a…

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Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly Cheesesteak has been on my foodie bucket list for quite some time, and I’ve always wanted to get out to Philadelphia to have the authentic Cheesesteak experience. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, with the world currently in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and some other personal circumstances it doesn’t look like I’ll get there any time soon. So, rather than go out to experience the Philly…

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Double Chocolate Tart

There are naughty treats, and there are naughty treats and this Double Chocolate Tart is a *very* naughty treat. It literally has no redeeming features in terms of nutritional value – unless you count the calorific value for energy – but it is one of *the* richest and indulgent tarts you’ll ever try in your life, and the chocolatey pastry just lifts it even more. It has to be made…

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