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Halloumi Bread with Fig Jam

I tried making this Halloumi Loaf in the bread maker twice and it just did not work.  The first time the machine broke up all the lovely chunks of halloumi until they were were practically invisible, and the second time the loaf was just too dense.  So I tweaked the recipe a little and tried it by hand and whaddya know?  It not only worked, but my oven spat out the softest loaf I’ve ever made.  AND it’s got chunks of cheese inside it.  Banging.  Take that, technology!

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Iced Buns

I’ve said it before, but I don’t subscribe to the whole New Year, New You thing.  The closest I got to a “new me” was getting my hair trimmed last week and that was only because it was long overdue (even my split ends had split ends… yeah…).  But as for changing what’s on my plate just […]

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Bara Brith (Mottled Bread)

I think every Welsh kid makes Bara Brith at some point.  Either with your mamgu yn y gegin, peering over the counter-top on tip toes (…maybe).  Or like me, you got to make a lumpy burnt mess in the school kitchen, but never bothered eating it because ew, dried fruit, and I’d much rather have that packet of nerds […]

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Better than Starbucks Fruitloaf

   It’s been pointed out that my Mum and I eat a lot of toasted tea cakes. Whenever we’re out and about and stop off somewhere for a cup of something, there’s usually a tea cake or slice of fruit loaf oozing in butter sitting on the side. It’s like a fancy slice of toast, […]