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Mini Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cupcakes

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I wanted to bake some mini-muffin sized cakes to take along to our usual Thursday afternoon playgroup, and came up with this idea when trawling through my cupboards for inspiration. They were a huge hit, with mummies and preschoolers alike, and are perfect for a small bite of cake without having a whole slice of a larger one. Continue reading

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Gluten Free Sugar Biscuits

Today my baking has been inspired by a lovely lady I met last week – Karin from Cafe Bebe. Karin was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease 6 months ago, and is frustrated to say the least with the Gluten Free offerings (if there are any) when she is out and about. Approximately 1 in 50 people in the UK has Coeliac Disease, and they are woefully under catered for in mainstream restaurants, cafe’s and sandwich shops.

I baked two attempts at these biscuits today, the first attempt produced beautiful biscuits, which unfortunately disintegrated as soon as we tried to eat them. With a little tweak following some advice from Karin, I came up with this recipe, which makes approximately 30 biscuits, and were a huge hit with the mums at playgroup this afternoon! Continue reading

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Vanilla Shortbread

In time for Three Biscuit Thursday, I’ve been asked for a recipe for Shortbread.

This is a very easy and fairly quick shortbread recipe, and so much nicer than shop-bought shortbread, with flecks of vanilla seeds running through it. Continue reading

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