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  1. Sourdough Blueberry Muffin Recipe

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    Sourdough Blueberry Muffins Recipe

    This recipe is perfect when you have some sourdough starter leftover and if you don't want to throw away your old starter when you feed it. The sourdough starter doesn't have to be very active, but if it is it helps to make these blueberry muffins extra light and fluffy. I use wholemeal (or whole wheat) flour with this recipe to make the muffins a little bit healthier, but you can easily use just white flour or even bread flours with low gluten, such as spelt flour.

  2. Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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    Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

    The most delicious, moist and easy to bake chocolate cake with buttermilk. This is my favourite recipe I bake often for my family and friends - it's always a big hit!

    Here is what you need:

    For the cake:

    175g unsalted butter

    1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 

    350g caster sugar

    4 medium eggs separated into egg whites (one bowl) and egg yolks (second bowl)

    100g self-raising flour

    40g cocoa powder

    175g buttermilk

     

  3. Rhubarb Cake Recipe

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    Rhubarb Cake recipe

    I've developed this recipe for rhubarb cake when I was working at Down House - a historic house where Charles Darwin lived for most of his life. We had an amazing garden kitchen which also had a large patch of heritage rhubarb. I wanted to create a recipe that would use the rhubarb as the main ingredients, as we had a bounty of rhubarb every year.

    So, each day during the rhubarb season, I would walk down to the end of the garden as I was finishing my work and cut few stems of rhubarb. I was under strict instructions to make it look like 'nothing was missing', so I would spend a lot of time working out how to cut the best stems that were ready from each cluster. fortunately the head gardener was a great fan of the rhubarb cake!

  4. Rich Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

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    Rich Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    I'm normally not too keen on fruit cakes, but this Rich Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe is quite special. The flavour changes depending on what dried fruit you bake the cake with and the type of alcohol you use to 'feed' the cake. This fruit cake is best made about 4-6 weeks before Christmas to give you enough time to feed it and for the flavour to develop.

  5. Christmas Baubles Cake Pops Recipe

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    Christmas Baubles Cake Pops

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    I've resisted to make cake pops for as long as I can remember. But I've been recently looking for a quick gift for a children party I was invited to and though, well, perhaps I can try these Christmas Baubles Cake Pops. I was quite impressed with my results and of course all the recipients loved them too. Well at least that's what I think, judging by the speed they disappeared from the sweet's table display at the party.