Ottolenghi’s amazing carrot and walnut cake

If you think you don’t like carrot cake, you must try this recipe before you give up on it! This one is fruit free, not overly spiced, and extremely light and moist! I couldn’t recommend this recipe more highly. Here’s the recipe, I omitted the ground cloves as I didn’t have any and didn’t miss it to be honest. Ingredients …

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Hummingbird Hazelnut & Chocolate Cupcakes – Recipe review

After my disastrous experience with Hummingbird Bakery’s black bottom cupcake recipe, it was with trepidation that I attempted this one. I wanted to make something quick and easy for a work colleague’s last day, so cupcakes were a good solution. I’m happy to report that these turned out great! Here’s the recipe (makes 12 cupcakes): Ingredients 100g plain flour 20g …

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Pulled pork: Cook at home, no smoker required

The Hog is a big fan of pulled pork and has been begging me to make some for months. I recently read Felicity Cloake’s “how to cook perfect pulled pork” article, so I got to work one evening! The ingredients are very few and the technique simple, it just takes time and patience to cook in a low oven. Ingredients …

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Salt caramel brownies

Chocolate, salted caramel and nut brownies – By the London Piggy!

My search for the perfect brownie I’ve tried many recipes for brownies on my quest to find the perfect mix. I’ve often made Ottolenghi’s macadamia and white chocolate brownies as they are such a crowd pleaser. Ottolenghi Recipe Ingredients 200g macadamia nuts 200g unsalted butter plus extra for greasing tin 280g plain flour ½ tsp salt 300g dark chocolate, broken …

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Peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake

I first made this cheesecake for the Hog’s birthday last year. He’s a real peanut butter fiend and enjoyed this way more than any birthday cake! It was originally based on a Nigella recipe, but like many of her creations, it looked better than it tasted. As such, I’ve adapted the recipe to make it sweeter and added more peanut …

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