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UK Biscuits Ranked Best to Worst

At the time of writing this, it is National Biscuit Day in the UK! No, really, it is. We Brits take our biscuits dead serious. So, to mark this momentous occasion, I made a video where I got a TON of biscuits available here in the UK and ranked them from best to worst based on a scientific scale called my own personal opinion. Have a watch and prepare to…

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Baking/ Pastry/ Recipes/ Video

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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Main Dishes/ Pork/ Recipes/ Video

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole has always been a favourite of mine, ever since I was a kid, and it’s a British classic while is filling and comforting and it’s Britishness is only enhanced by it’s wonderfully strange name.  Toad in the Hole is not only a wonderful comfort food, it’s also delightfully simple as you’ll see with this recipe. It’s also perfect with an onion gravy, which I also describe…

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Baking/ Cakes/ Recipes/ Video

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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