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Olive, Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia

Focaccia is a classic Italian bread and it’s one of my absolute favourite breads to not only eat, but to make too! It feels really indulgent because of the large quantities of olive oil that is used so, even though they say olive oil is better for you, it’s definitely not a bread for when you’re trying to watch the waistline. It’s wonderfully versatile too, as it can be used…

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Chocolate Digestives

If you ask a person in the UK to name a type of biscuit, I’m willing to wager a hefty considerable large adequate small token amount that the majority would say “Digestive”. You can get them everywhere and every single supermarket has their own brand of them, even though McVitie’s are the dominant and most popular brand on the shelves. But, unlike chocolate chip cookies and the like, you rarely…

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Bakewell Tart

The Bakewell Tart, a variant of the Bakewell Pudding hailing from the Derbyshire town of Bakewell (sense a theme here?) is a quintessential British tart that sure does… bake well! Sorry. But it really is a delicious tart which has a beautiful frangipane filling with a layer of sharp jam and a beautiful sweet shortcrust pastry case. I encourage anyone to give this a go at least once!…

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Victoria Sandwich Cake

A classic cake for many reasons, it’s also one of the simplest you can get started with if you’re learning to bake. Enjoy on it’s own or with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. The perfect weekend treat. A Victoria Sandwich is one of the most classic – and quintessentially British – cakes there is. So called after the late monarch, Queen Victoria, because she was said to have…

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