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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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Baking/ Bread/ Video

Traditional Tin Loaf

I thought I’d make the very first recipe I ever record a video for something that everyone should be able to make: a lovely, fresh loaf of homemade bread. I’ve heard so many people say that they “can’t bake” or “making bread is too hard”. It’s really not. All you need is some basic ingredients and just a little patience, which is pretty much the key to any form of baking,…

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