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Diwali Feast!

DIWALI FEAST  Diwali is a festival of lights and a great time to get together with family and friends to share some great food. It’s no surprise then that I love to cook, specially at this lovely time of Diwali. I like to keep the meals simple yet stunning, something worthy of a celebration but …

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Stir-up Sunday- The perfect Christmas pudding!

Stir-up Sunday is an old tradition where people spend the last Sunday before advent ‘stirring up’ their Christmas pudding. This ‘stir up’ Sunday always falls in November giving the Christmas pudding enough time to mature, develop the flavours and deepen the colours. It’s a great way to start getting festive in the kitchen and also …

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Just desserts?

We are in week 4 of The Great British Bake Off already and its dessert week! Its summer time which can only mean one thing- Loads of rain! The bakers were tasked with making 12 identical crème brûlée. I do like a nice crème brûlée and just like Mary, I don’t have a blow torch. Mat made coconut and …

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The Great British Bread week

So it was ‘Bread week’ in The Great British bake off this week. It started with fresh looking Mel and Sue, as enthusiastic as ever, asking all the bakers to make a Quick Bread. These are breads without yeast made with baking powder or bicarb, which sounds more like a cake to me! Anyways they all …

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Caramel Sauce

Yay!!! I recently had the lovely Kate Henry join me for some great baking on Food with Chetna. This is the first of my videos with her. You can try making this very easy, quick caramel sauce at home. It is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, ice-cream, cheesecakes! The possibilities of using this gorgeous caramel …

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Here come the biscuits!

Biscuit Week! It was Week Two and that meant Biscuit week on the Great British Bake Off. For the first challenge of the week they were asked to make biscotti. I love biscotti and was really looking forward to what flavours the bakers would come up with. Alvin chose jackfruit, unusual to use in biscuits. …

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