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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. How to make vegan chocolate

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    how to make vegan chocolate

    I've always been fascinated by the process of making chocolate and whilst in my day job, I usually use already prepared chocolate covertiture, for this recipe I've decided to explore the world of actual chocolate making.

    So, here is how to make a simple vegan chocolate bar with only three basic ingredients. This recipe is of course suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets, but it's also gluten and wheat free and doesn't contain any lactose (milk). So, this is as healthy as chocolate can get! 

  3. Vegan Oreo Truffles Recipe

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    Chocolate Oreos Vegan Truffles Recipe

    A while ago, my friend asked me to develop a recipe that would be suitable for her vegan friends and would include her favourite biscuits – Oreos. We’ve made a batch of these vegan oreo biscuits truffles and took them to the birthday party her friend was having that week. The oreo truffles were a great hit with everyone, and we’ve continued to make them ever since!

  4. Battenberg Cake Recipe

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    Battenberg Cake Recipe


    I've always been slightly puzzled by the battenberg cake - the structure, the colour, marzipan - to me this cake always felt like something that was invented in 70s. So, I was quite surprised to find out that this cake was actually invented in the 80s, ehm...the 1880s!

    Battenberg Cake was originally created to celebrate the marriage of Queen Victoria's granddaughter, princes Victoria, to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884.

    The four squares in the cake represented the four Battenberg princes - Louis, Alexander, Henry and Francis Joseph. I like it as an idea, but I'm not quite sure what princes Victoria felt like on her wedding day, surely she was marrying just one brother?

    This cake can be a challenge to make, but hopefully my step by step guide will help you to achieve a perfect result, worth any royal wedding.

  5. Chocolate pudding in a mug

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    Chocolate mug cake recipe

    I was recently invited to demonstrate my cooking skills to new students at a local college.

    I thought this was going to be easy and started to gather my favourite simple recipes. That was until I read all my instructions and to my dismay found out, that the new college accomodation didn't include ovens in their communal kitchen design.  I suppose it makes sense - students are there just for a short time and most of their student's life probably won't include slaving over roast dinners on Sundays!

  6. Honey Cake Recipe

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    Simple Honey Cake Recipe

     

    This honey cake recipe is one of the nicest recipes I've recently tried. We have just been on walking holiday in Wales and I found this local version of this easy honey cake recipe. Apparently honey cake goes as far as the time of the Crusades and it's very commonly found accross the whole UK. The Welsh version includes cinnamon, which goes particularly well with the taste of honey.

  7. Vegan Milk Chocolate Recipe

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    Vegan Milk Chocolate Recipe - Gluten & Dairy Free

    Dark chocolate is by far my favourite type of chocolate, but sometimes there is a time and place for a nice milk chocolate. That extra sugar and milk makes the chocolate beautifully sweet and melts in your mouth perfectly. I've kept this recipe suitable for vegans, so it only has plant based ingredients. It'also gluten and dairy free, which is perfect if you can't have gluten or dairy products. I know my vegan friends would be surprised, why me (a perfectly happy meat eater) would create a vegan chocolate recipe. The truth is that I've recently found that I have IBS and I'm better off staying clear of dairy. So this recipe is also low FODMAP as long as you don't eat the whole chocolate bar at once.

  8. Chocolate Roulade Recipe

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    Chocolate Roulade Recipe

    This recipe for chocolate roulade looks fairly complex, but I promise you it's not as difficult as you think. Just take your time and don't rush the process and you'll end up with a delicious dessert that taste as good as it looks!

    Chocolate Roulade Recipe

    Ingredients

    200g plain dark chocolate

    200g caster sugar

    7 medium eggs, separated

    300g double cream

    3 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier

    4 tablespoons of icing sugar for dusting

    Fresh raspberries for decorating (or adding into the roulade)

    spring of fresh mint