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Emergency 4am Cookie Dough

I’ve been working on an ultimate cookie dough recipe for a while – one that’s easy and adaptable in terms of fillings – and I’ve finally settled on this one, which just so happens to work best when the dough’s frozen. A foolproof 4am cookie dough that’ll go from frozen blob to crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle cookie in 15 minutes…

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Mini Blood Orange Cheesecakes

These miniature cheesecakes are a bit of a throwback to the horrendously 80s frozen cheesecake that my Mum and Dad used to buy down the freezer aisle when I was a kid (…and still do to this day). The parts are all there, I’ve just shrunk it down to cupcake size and given it a bit of a face-lift. The base is made from blitzed Biscoff biscuits, the baked cheesecake filling had that slightly tangy New York Cheesecake flavour, and then it’s all topped off with a vegetarian blood orange jelly (which is far easier to make than it sounds) and candied blood orange. Yum! They’re really easy to make and are a sweet way of treating your favourite people this Valentines Day.

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Simple Sunday Morning Oat Loaf

Beans on Toast – is there anything finer? There’s always a healthy stash of tins of baked beans in my kitchen cupboard (none of that Branston nonsense; I’m a Heinz until I die kinda girl), it’s the bread that’s the trickier side to this duo. It’s got to be a doorstop wedge of fluffy, perfectly toasted bread to compliment a soggy slop of beans – which isn’t necessarily as readily available as it sounds. Thankfully, my husband’s taken up the only area of baking that I seriously struggle with and I’ve been finding myself drowning in homemade loaves (…definitely not complaining)…

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London Fog Cake

Tell you what, my 2020 so far has been bloody spectacular (…are you picking up on the sarcastic subtext of that statement?). It’s been a howler so far, and so I shouldn’t really have been surprised that my first bake of the year turned out to be howler too…

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Almond and Raspberry Cake

The Crimbo Limbo, Twixtmas… whatever you call it, the gap between Christmas and New Year’s a bit of a weird one, isn’t it? It’s the one time of year where adulting officially goes out the window and – even better – nobody’s going to think any less of you for it or worry that you’ve gone a bit mad. Brilliant! I was tempted to just whack my coat on over my Christmas PJs to take Bungle for his walk this morning, but changed my mind at the last minute. You’ve got to draw the line somewhere, I guess, and for me that line falls somewhere between the neighbours seeing me in my jammies and scoffing cake for breakfast. Specifically, this Almond and Raspberry Cake…