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I have spent the past few days feeling very sorry for myself. I have picked up some sort of mutant flu (or a bad cold) and my head hurts too much to do anything. Fortunately, before I was struck down with this horrible flu (or bad cold), I made these amazing caramel brownies and so I have been consoling myself by stuffing my face with them. (more…)

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Last time I counted my cookbooks, I had around sixty five on my bookshelf. I decided this was plenty and that I would try not to buy any for a while. At the weekend I went shopping and I saw this (which I’m fairly certain is this book, having compared the indexes). Obviously I had to have it, and I’d been so good, I deserved it. My first cookbook for ages! Or so I thought. When I got home, I decided to count my cookbooks again (don’t envy my exciting life). Eighty five. I have eighty five cookbooks. Somehow, in my break from buying cookbooks, I have acquired twenty extra cookbooks. I do not know how this has happened. I couldn’t tell you which twenty are new. Oops. (more…)

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Are you a fan of fudgy brownies or cakey brownies? Honestly, I don’t even class cakey brownies as brownies. They are cakes. Small square cakes. But these, these are brownies. Lovely, fudgy toffee brownies. (more…)

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Sticky toffee cake

It was my Nana’s 87th birthday at the weekend and we never, ever buy birthday cakes, so I offered to make a cake for her. My nan is one of those people who claims not to like chocolate (which we all know is LIES, but whatevs), so that rules out a lot of the cakes I like to make. Fortunately, this cake is just as ace as any chocolate cake. (more…)

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This started life as a jam and white chocolate roly poly. My Good Food magazine came with a yummy looking dessert on the front and I took it round to Mum’s house to show her. “That looks nice”, she said, “what’s in it?”. “Well, it’s got suet in it…”. This was thoroughly rejected. So I decided to turn it into swiss roll instead. (more…)

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When I started this blog, I decided I’d join the Daring Bakers. I love trying new recipes, but it’s not very often that I make something which is a big challenge, partly because I don’t have the patience and partly because I’m worried it’ll go wrong. I’ve always, always, always loved the idea of making chocolates, but it always seemed like a right faff, so this month’s challenge gave me the push I needed to finally have a go.

Blog-checking lines: The August 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was hosted by Lisa of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drive and Mandy of What the Fruitcake?!. These two sugar mavens challenged us to make sinfully delicious candies! This was a special challenge for the Daring Bakers because the good folks at http://www.chocoley.com offered an amazing prize for the winner of the most creative and delicious candy! (more…)

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Malteser fudge

Hands up if you love Maltesers! *puts both hands up* (more…)

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The last of the weekend’s Mexican recipes is this ace cheesecake. If this cheesecake were a person, it would be Ryan Gosling. Beautiful, yummy and lovely to eat caramel sauce off of. Oh, Ryan Gosling. So perfect. So swoonworthy. How are you not mine? *sigh*

What were we talking about? (more…)

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Are they still cookies and cream if I left out the cream? I did have some in the fridge but it was a week out of date and I didn’t really want to poison Chris’s colleagues. Not when they say such nice things about my baking. (more…)

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Dear Maltesers

If I crush you up and bake you in brownies, are you still the lighter way to enjoy chocolate? Please say yes.

Yours sincerely (yeah, I know the letter writing rules)

Julia

P.S. Please can you hide from Chris when he approaches the sweets cupboard, otherwise he eats all of you and I am sad. Hide behind the Pringles, I don’t like those. (more…)

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