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Cranberry simple syrup

Cranberry simple syrup for all your seasonal cocktail needs, like this cranberry gin and tonic. Cheers! Makes about 2 cups Preparation: 10 minutes Steeping: a few hours if you’re in a rush, 24 hours or more for a better result … Continue reading

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Cranberry walnut loaf

A flavour-packed whole wheat sweet bread for a chilly autumn afternoon. I used candied cranberries, but it works just as well with fresh or frozen cranberries – it will just be a bit less sweet. Makes 1 x 30cm (12″) … Continue reading

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Roasted garlic braid

Take your garlic bread game up a notch with this beautiful roasted garlic braid. Crisp crust, super soft interior and swirled with aromatic roasted garlic – this bread pairs absolutely perfectly with soup. And it’s vegan! Makes 1 medium loaf … Continue reading

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Basler Läckerli – Swiss spiced cookie bars

Basler Läckerli (or Leckerli, if your keyboard doesn’t do umlauts) is a traditional Swiss spiced cookie bar that is just perfect on a cool autumn afternoon with a cup of tea. This particular version comes from the canton of Basel, … Continue reading

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Tomato chilli jam

Sweet and spicy tomato chilli jam makes a spectacular addition to your cheese board. Makes about 700ml / 3 cups Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking: can take a couple of hours Recipe adapted from here Ingredients 1kg (about 2 1/4 lb) … Continue reading

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Vegetarian “fish” and chips

Marinated halloumi takes the place of fish in this oven baked vegetarian interpretation of an English pub classic. One of my very favourite things about a trip to London is the pub food. There are always plenty of vegetarian and … Continue reading

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Saffron risotto

Dried chive flowers add a delicious savoury note to this delicate vegetarian saffron risotto. There are three basic ways of cooking risotto – the traditional stand-and-stir method, the bung-it-in-the-oven method and the leave-it-to-its-own-devices-on-the-stovetop method. The latter is my preferred method, … Continue reading

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Lavender macarons

While summer brings mountains of fresh fruit and bright flavours, it is also the season for lavender to flower. Freshly dried flower buds give these macarons a rich, heady perfume which is perfectly offset by the creamy vanilla filling. If … Continue reading

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Chocolate cookie ice cream cake

It’s like a huge frozen oreo! Summer for me is all about trying to cool down, and coming up with delicious recipes that don’t require an oven. Of course, I still bake macarons and bread and pizzas, but a freezer … Continue reading

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Rhubarb streusel cake

Incredibly light and buttery sponge cake topped with a fruity streusel – the bright tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly balanced by the rich brown sugar. This recipe originated in the kitchen of a friend of mine – I saw … Continue reading

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