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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…

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    Titanic Apple Meringue Cupcakes

    One hundred years ago, on this day, hundreds of people in the city of Southampton were waiting anxiously for news of their loved ones. My Great Nan was a child one hundred years ago today, so hopefully knew little of the distress her mother was going through, as she waited patiently for news of my Great Great Uncle, Mr Christopher Light, who had 3 days earlier checked in for work aboard Titanic. I am originally from the Southampton area, as are most of my ancestors. Coming from the area, it is little surprise that my family were touched by the disaster of Titanic, as nearly 600 people from the area…

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    Blackberry and Apple Open Pie

    This post has nothing to do with the recipe below, but I feel compelled to share as I have told a few people this today, and I think it’s been enlightening. Today I burnt myself – badly. But that’s not it…… I burnt myself taking a tea spoon out of a jacket potato……..that’s it!! I baked a jacket potato with a teaspoon inside (as I always do) as it half the cooking time. Its a great tip, and one I feel I should share with you all! Stick a teaspoon (or skewer as someone else suggested) into the middle of a potato. Put it in the oven, and while the…