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Sticky Toffee Cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery’s ‘Cake Days’

My favourite dessert in individual cake form. I used to cupcake a lot pre little people, sometimes with pretty little sugarpaste flowers and butterflies, more often loaded with cream cheese frosting and chocolate.  Any work birthday or event was punctuated by a new flavour or used as a guinea pig for a different recipe.  Slowly,… Continue reading Sticky Toffee Cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery’s ‘Cake Days’

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Meatballs with Orzo from Nigella Lawson’s ‘At My Table’

Oozy, luscious tomato and tender meatballs – bowlfood turns soulfood. This recipe was top of my list from first thumb of At My Table; the kind of weekend autumn/winter one pot dish you make when the drizzle is non-stop and you want to be warmed from the inside out.  The meatballs from Bites and turkey… Continue reading Meatballs with Orzo from Nigella Lawson’s ‘At My Table’

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Indian-Spiced Chicken & Potato Traybake from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table

Can you smell the garlic through the screen?  If not, I have no idea how!  I love a good traybake – I’ve said before how much I love to whack several things in the oven at one time and sit back and let the magic happen.  One pot dishes and oven bake dinners speak to… Continue reading Indian-Spiced Chicken & Potato Traybake from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table

Baking · Food · Life

Pumpkin Bundt Cake – Simply Nigella

You had me at cake…a warmly-spiced, cosy bake for autumn. The onset of autumn and smoky backdrop of Halloween used to mean my grandfather carving out turnips – honestly I have no idea how he did it – in our kitchen at home, lit with the stubby ends of emergency candles wrapped in foil and… Continue reading Pumpkin Bundt Cake – Simply Nigella

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Chocolate & Pumpkin Seed Cookies – Nigella Lawson ‘At My Table’

I know a good cookie when I eat one.  The white chocolate and cranberry cookies from Christmas are made for most occasions in our house – not just the festive season.  The same dough has been adapted with countless combinations of additions, from pecans and Caramac chunks to dark chocolate, salted pretzels or whatever might… Continue reading Chocolate & Pumpkin Seed Cookies – Nigella Lawson ‘At My Table’

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Love me (Lemon) Tendercake – Nigella Lawson ‘At My Table’

Luscious, fragrant lemon and coconut bliss… A lemon cake wouldn’t be my first choice of bake; if I’m out and having cake, I’m having big cake with big flavours – chocolate, carrot or coffee – something that could win a fight if it picked one.  I guess this demonstrates my lack of subtlety in life;… Continue reading Love me (Lemon) Tendercake – Nigella Lawson ‘At My Table’

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Red-hot Roast Salsa from Nigella Lawson’s ‘At My Table’

The Jumbo Chilli Sauce from Kitchen is a big crowd pleaser in our house; for Mr T, chilli sauce goes with everything – eggs, salad, chicken, hot or cold, breakfast, dinner or late at night straight from the fridge.  This chilli sauce is equally piquant, maybe even more so depending on whether you de-seed the… Continue reading Red-hot Roast Salsa from Nigella Lawson’s ‘At My Table’