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St George’s Day Crumpets & Support Your Baker

Happy St George’s Day everyone! Today we celebrate a dude slaughtering a harmless descendent of dinosaurs (ok I know that dragons didn’t actually exist, or would they if George boy...
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Tea with Paul (Paul A Young Chocolate Afternoon Tea, London)

Hope everyone is having a great Easter break and the fluffy bunny brought you plenty of chocolatey treats. I spent my Good Friday off getting a rather flouncy chocolate fix with my cousin and her...
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Check Out Those Buns (Easter Chocolate Chelsea Buns)

Today I’ve got for you another chocolate overload recipe. My Nanny (not the posh type but the grandmother type) and Mum have passed on a key life skill for any young girl growing up in the savvy...
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Angry Bunny Treats (Hot Cross Bun(ny) Truffles)

Warning there is definitely a chocolate theme to this weeks posts with the lead up to Easter. Of course there is never a time when it will not be improved with a hit of chocolate but Spring seems like a...
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Cocoa Runners March Parcel

Easter is coming! Dust off your bonnets and egg hunt baskets! Yes I do have an Easter bonnet, very Jane Austin. I’m not quite sure how I managed but I did indeed manage to make my first Cocoa...
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Grab Me a Cowboy (Mathilda’s Chilli Bar, Bristol)

Deep in the underbelly of Bristol’s Bear Pit is a new restaurant that will guarantee to add some spice your life. If not a whole load of fire to your belly. Nestled opposite the Mayflower (home of...
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Eat Your Books and Find New Friends

I have a problem. Not a booze problem (although some friends might beg to differ) but I have a major cookery book problem. I love getting new babies to add to may collection. I’m a magpie when it...
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Let’s Twist Again (Cocoa Nib and Vanilla Bread)

It’s not that often that you will catch me saying that it would be nice to have a subtle chocolate flavour in anything baked. Madness I know! With Easter coming up I wanted a chocolate hit but...
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Cooking To A Beat

I’ll let you in to a secret. When driving I love having my music really loud and I bellow out the tunes as if I can actually hit those notes. I can not reach those notes. Not even close. One of the...
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Croeso i Gaerdydd – Welcome to Cardiff! (Pieminister, Cardiff)

I will always have a soft spot for Cardiff. I lived there for three years while studying Food Science at university and will always consider it a second home. With the most ridiculously happy smiley...
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March Foodie Penpal

Another truly international Foodie Penpal this month. Milou sent me some Dutch delights and I was sending to Evangelia in Greece. Milou over at the cute Simmer Pie blog  sent me a great selection of...
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Mothercare’s Watercress Soup (Mothering Sunday)

Over the years me and my brother have given our parents various names. Nicknames not anything horrible. Some make sense. Some really don’t and I don’t know who or how they came about.  My mum...
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Anything But Standard (The Urban Standard, Bristol)

There’s a new kid in town. Nestled amongst the independent cafe’s and trinket shops on Gloucester Road in Bristol, is a new restaurant that just sprung up. Looking like it would be well...
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Trashy Croissants (S’more Filled Croissants)

I am so sorry. Sorry to refinement. Send my condolences to tradition. So long to etiquette.  As you won’t find any in this recipe. When deciding to flavour a basic base recipe whether it be a...
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Mr Big Tops’ Sweets By Post

I am only 26 and there are times I feel super old. Not like I’m ready to retire but when you see people 8 years younger than you and so much more successful. What ever. Losers. But what really...
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Off to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo (Annie Mae’s Mac & Cheese)

This post is super delayed. I don’t mean like missing a major holiday by a day or two, but actually 9 months delayed. Bad blogger. I’ve had these pictures on my memory card meaning to create...
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Guinness Cake For St. Patrick’s Day

In January this year, I visited Ireland for the first time with my brother. We drank some whiskey, we ate lots and we drank some Guinness. Then we drank some more. We even visited the Guinness factory to...
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Get the Party Started (Boston Tea Party Brunch, Bristol)

I loves me some brunch. What isn’t to love about meal between breakfast and lunch. Even more so when you’ve been on a gin fuelled evening the night before.  Lucky for me, a Boston Tea Party...
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Fruit Jewels (Pate de Fruit/Fruit Pastilles)

A few weeks back I made some sexy baked doughnuts with fruit purée from Funkin‘ in the glaze. Other than the obvious, lavishly using the purées along side a huge bottle of prosecco (which lets face...
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February Cocoa Runners Parcel – An Introduction

I adore chocolate. I think it’s well documented here how much I love love love chocolate. I’m greedy when it comes to the cocoa rich gold.  I came across Cocoa Runners from taking part on the...
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