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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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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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Bagels

Bagels – they’re one of the most popular breads in the world, and one of the most well-known polish delicacies that has been adopted by countries all over the world, especially the USA due to the large Jewish communities. While the ingredients don’t vary too much from most other breads, Bagels, much like another Jewish bread – the Pretzel, are gently poached first before they’re baked in order to give…

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Flapjacks

I really enjoy flapjacks – but the ones you can get in the shops can be rather dry and a bit bland sometimes. But the brilliant thing about Flapjacks is they’re so simple to make at home and they take no time at all and they’re a level above what you can get in the stores. Plus you can customise them to however you like! As I was making these…

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