Norwegian Spiced Chocolate Cake

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Norwegian Spiced Chocolate Cake

This Norwegian Spiced Chocolate Cake has become a firm favourite.  It’s so easy to make and the spices make it deliciously different. Who would ever think of putting grated nutmeg and cinnamon in a chocolate and coffee cake?  It really does work though! Many Norwegians will remember getting served “Tropisk Aroma” when visiting their Grandma’smore »

Fruit and Almond Clafoutis

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Fruit and Almond Clafoutis

Clafoutis is an easy-peasy baked French fruit dessert.  It took me a while to learn how to pronounce Clafoutis but it is easy if you just pretend you’re French and say “Kla-foo-tee” !! Clafoutis is traditionally made with black cherries – arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick milk and egg mixturemore »

Doe’s Best Brownies

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Doe’s Best Brownies

These have got to be the best, best, best brownies I have ever made!  They have just the right amount of squidgy-ness and chocolatey-ness. In the past I have used Green & Black’s dark chocolate for my brownies but I now use Lindt and the difference is so noticeable. The Lindt has a much moremore »

Christmas Clementine Cake

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Christmas Clementine Cake

This is a classic and easy-to-make Sicilian cake recipe and contains no flour.  It’s a great choice in Winter when clementines are in season.  It’s also good if you want a Christmas cake but you’re not fond of the ‘fruit cake’ variety.  When the clementines are slowly boiling they give a lovely Christmassy scent to the kitchen. Oncemore »

Chicken Biryani

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Chicken Biryani

Autumn is now well under way and today I found myself putting on my winter coat and scarf to go out and about. The displays in Glastonbury shop windows are starting to feature ghouls, ghosts, skulls and pumpkins in readiness for Halloween. How quickly the year turns! As it’s now getting cooler, it’s time tomore »