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H is for…. Hersheys Almond Kiss Cookies

Back in November, my parents went via the US for my cousins wedding on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Unfortunately I couldn’t go as it was during term time and couldn’t take my son out of school nursery, but … Continue reading

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Fig and Rosewater Syrup Cake


I came up with the idea for this cake after seeing a flower shaped cake mould on Ruth Clemens’ The Pink Whisk blog. Ruth was offering a prize of a Pampered Chef Silicon Flower mould on her blog, and I thought that a rose scented cake would go very well with it. Unfortunately I didn’t win, but I couldn’t get the idea of a rose scented cake out of my mind…..particularly after visiting the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Hyde Hall where there are some heavily scented roses in full bloom at the moment.

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Ottolenghi Clementine and Almond Syrup Cake

First of all, I have to extend much gratitude to Yotam Ottolenghi for giving me permission to blog the baking of this cake.

I first came across this recipe when looking for details of the two Ottolenghi books – I chanced upon the blog post on the Ottolenghi website where Yotam admits that he is a cake geek…..and this recipe was hidden inside one of the comments. Also in one of the comments was mentioned an article that Yotam and Sammi Tamimi wrote for the Guardian Newspaper back in 2008. As soon as I saw the photo at the top of the article, I knew I had to try and bake the cake…… Continue reading

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