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  1. Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

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    Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

    This recipe for salted caramel sauce is one of the easiest recipes with sugar I've ever made. And not just that - it's also very versatile - pour it on top of your favourite pudding, ice cream, use it as a filling or just dive in with a spoon!

    There are really just four basic ingredients:

    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 90g salted butter
    • 120ml double cream
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    And here is what you do to make your salted caramel sauce:

  2. Seville Orange Marmalade Recipe

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    Seville Orange Marmalade Recipe

    I love that once one festive season finishes another one starts! There is something comforting about spending an afternoon making marmalade, whilst it's cold and rainy (mostly!) outside. I love deciding on my marmalade flavour, experiment with different types of fruit and finally baking my own bread and butter to taste the marmalade when it's finished. A total bliss!
    Every year I find myself putting in my diary 'marmalade making' dates to make sure I don't miss the short Seville orange season. I always buy more than I need and freeze some oranges for later.  

  3. Tangerine Marmalade Recipe

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    Tangerine Marmalade Recipe

    I can never resist the smell of freshly baked bread, thickly buttered and topped with marmalade. While January and February are the best months to make a proper Seville Orange Marmalade, for the rest of the year, we have to use other citrus fruits. Rather than seeing it as a disadvantage, I think it's great to experiment with different flavours and make marmalade from other fruits.

    Today, I wanted to share with you my favourite recipe for tangerine marmalade. Tangerines are available throughout the whole year; they are usually much cheaper than Seville Oranges and marmalade making is much quicker, because their skin is much finer than oranges one. 

  4. Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

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    pistachio biscotti recipe

    No matter which coffee shop you favour, the chances are that as you are paying for your daily shot of caffeine, you'll notice biscotti of various flavours beautifully arranged in a glass jar on top of the counter.

    To me, they always looked like something that's tricky to make, because lets face it why else they would be relatively expensive to buy? Because of that I've never really looked up the recipe or tried them until few years ago. Now, I wish I've looked up the recipe long time ago!

    Despite to what I originally thought, they were easy to bake and they tasted exactly like the ones in the shop. The first batch of this Pistachio Biscotti Recipe turned out perfectly, which if I'm being honest, it doesn't always happen when you are testing a new recipe.

  5. Christmas mince pies with marzipan topping recipe

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    Christmas mince pies with a marzipan topping recipe

    There are so many wonderful mince pies recipes, but this one with a marzipan topping is one of my favourite. It's probably because most of the shop bought variety is little too sweet for me and this one doesn't have that much pastry or sugar in. The best thing is that you can choose your own mincemeat and even mix it with some freshly chopped up apples to give if bit more lightness.

    If you want to you can easily buy the brandy marzipan, but I prefer to make my own. So, here is what you do: