Category: Bake

Sugar and spice and all things nice

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Gingerbread House 2020

Everything changes. In 2020, the entire world changed. But some things remain the same. At the start of December every year, when we drag the battered old suitcase of Christmas decorations from under the...

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Movie food: Harry Potter + treacle tart

Harry Potter + treacle tart While it’s difficult to make out if treacle tart actually appears in the Harry Potter films – there’s a lot of magical food on those groaning tables – it’s...

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Rhubarb & strawberry cobbler

It feels as if there’s been a lot more sweet things around the cottage lately. This might be due to a combination of the girls baking more – thanks to cookbook gifts from the...

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Double Chocolate Cider Brownies

When times are strange, we all need brownies. My double chocolate porter brownies date back to the earliest days of Eight Degrees in 2011. It was a well road tested recipe – I still...

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Easter baking: Choc chip hot cross buns

When all around is madness, the kitchen – its rituals and habits – can be sanity. I’m not talking about the must-do-everyday breakfasts and lunches and dinners and snacks (why on earth do children...

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The simplest (gluten free) chocolate tart

This chocolate tart takes minutes to put together, can be gluten free and – most importantly – has a gorgeous contrast between the gloriously smooth chocolate ganache filling and the textured, crunchy oatcake crust.