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    After Dinner Mint Chocolate Cookies

    I have just burnt my tongue!!!!! These cookies looked and smelt so good coming out of the oven, that I shoved one in my mouth and now have singed taste buds…..but it was SO worth it!! What is not to like about baking cookies? They’re quick, easy, don’t need any paraphernalia, and make your house smell yum!! And add to all of the above,  raw cookie dough is one of my all time faves to steal direct from the bowl!!! Biscuits and Cookies are widely thought of in as being in the same baking category, and I suppose, the way the start as a dough, they are. But, the Traditional…

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    Christmas Shortbread Crumble Bars (or The Easiest Christmas Bake Ever!)

    Are you ready for Christmas? Presents bought and wrapped? Tree up? House decorated? Food shopping done? Turkey…..um…..turkeying? No? Me either!!! Anyway, don’t despair, because we have the perfect quick, easy bake that will make your house smell festive and give you an energy boost to help you get ready for when the big man in red visits. Christmas Shortbread Crumble 175gms Plain Flour 100gms Caster Sugar 100gms Butter 350gms Mincemeat   Preheat your oven to 130c, 150c fan or gas mark 3 Grease and line a brownie tin with baking parchment. Place all the ingredients, except the mincemeat, into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until it has…

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    Little Apple Cakes

    Autumn is on its way which in our house means having masses of apples, so with that in mind I have set about hunting out some great apple recipes – first up are Little Apple Cakes. When I say we have masses of apples, I mean it. We have 2 apple trees, which could be very very old – our cottage is over 500 years old, and although the trees aren’t the same age as the cottage, we’re fairly certain they are older than me – so that’s pretty old! Every year our trees are full. This year has been very dry and hot, so the apples are small, some…

  • Rocky Road
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    Scrummy Rocky Road

    Rocky Road…..Chocolate, Biscuits, Marshmallows, and ANY other sweets and candies that YOU want to add. There are no hard and fast rules about Rocky Road, as long as it has the basic chocolatey base, you really can throw any sweet treat you like at it and it won’t ruin it. I often make Rocky Road for Fairs and Markets, and they are always, without doubt, THE most popular thing on the table. I always make twice as much as anything else, I make them with both Dark and White chocolate, and they always, always sell. The question I get asked a lot is “what’s in them?”, and my standard answer…

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    150 Muesli Flapjacks

    This recipe is not actually for 150 Muesli Flapjack bars, but it is for some of the easiest flapjack bars ever. Everything is just 150 grams and its baked at 150c. If you remember the name, you’re pretty certain to remember the recipe. My husband has a breakfast problem. 4 years ago he never ate breakfast, now we have so many packets of porridge, muesli, granola, cereals and bars that our cupboard is literally bulging…..seriously, the door won’t actually close. The biggest issue is that our small, kitchen has built in units that the average cereal box won’t fit in, so we have to take all the bags out of…

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    Coconut Chocolate Cookie Bars

    So…summer seems to be over. But hasn’t it been good?! Well it has here…………   We’ve enjoyed warm weather (actually a bit hot on a couple of occasions, but I promised not to complain after last years rain!), long days and pleasant evenings filled with dog walks and sitting outside pubs with a cold cider. It’s definitely been a vintage summer that will remain in the memory for a very long time. But………the evenings are drawing in! There’s a chill in the air and it’s time to get in the kitchen baking. As autumn turns the trees red and brown, there’s nothing better than filling the house with warm baking…

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    Caramel Egg Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    I have recently started a commission for Essence Magazine, which is distributed to homes in Surrey and can be found online. Its a great magazine….well, why else would they commission recipes from The Daisy Cake Company?!!   Every month I provide Essence with a brand new, unseen Daisy Cake recipe, and I can now let you, my loyal blog readers, share March’s recipe. If you click on the photo above, you can read the whole magazine (which is really very very good!!). Turn to page 32 and you can see The Daisy Cake Diet’s Caramel Egg Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in full. Because, what else would you do with all those…