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Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

There was an air of Christmas whilst making these, although no spices were involved. I think I may well do a Christmas version of this! After I did my blackberry slice recipe I have craved something similar. These remind me of the apricot slices we used to have at school at break time but with dates. I cooked the dates in orange juice for 10 minutes which is where the Christmas smell come from I think. … Read entire article »

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Beef & pumpkin burgers with spicy pumpkin seeds

Beef & pumpkin burgers with spicy pumpkin seeds

Firstly excuse the photography with these. The dark evenings and hungry people to feed is not a happy mix always. That and our table is out of action as mid decorating so it is currently covered in books, 50% of which are recipe book! Anyway with the pumpkin still in the fridge, they do last a long time I thought how about adding them to the burgers and do you know what they were mighty tasty, … Read entire article »

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Finger of fudge flapjacks

Finger of fudge flapjacks

Firstly I apologise this are gorgeous, who would think a packet of Cadbury’s Finger of Fudge could transform flapjacks into a completely different league! Don’t get me wrong I love flapjacks but these quite frankly were delicious. They are of course sweet and to be honest I don’t really do over sweet things but I really loved the flavour of these. They of course went too quickly! I fancied a change from the standard squares and … Read entire article »

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Iced Pumpkin and Orange Slice cake

Iced Pumpkin and Orange Slice cake

With Halloween coming up so quickly there are lots of pumpkins in the shops at the moment. But pumpkins are far from just using as a lantern, in fact it is a crime not to cook with these gorgeous, orange fellows! I bought one from our local veg shop and good size one for a great price of £1.99 they are grown locally and apparently this year the farmer grew a whopping 1,600 of them! There … Read entire article »

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Chocolate oat crunch recipe

Chocolate oat crunch recipe

This recipe is basically two of my favourite and easiest tray bake & non bake in one, give or take a change here and there. Bex is now joining me being gluten-free. She is feeling much better for it but missing lots of things she used to love. Being gluten-free even those things have improved since I first became free from gluten 8 years ago can be tricky, especially when you are getting used to … Read entire article »

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Jam doughnut style muffin recipe

Jam doughnut style muffin recipe

These are the jam version of my lemon curd muffin recipe. The swap is of course the jam which I gave a heaped teaspoon instead of just a teaspoon of and no jam doughnut is complete without a sprinkling of castor sugar. Being gluten-free I miss things like doughnuts I have yet to taste a gluten-free version or seen any in the shops. So this recipe works well as a faked one. The jam in … Read entire article »

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Left over crumble sundae

Left over crumble sundae

We love a crumble here and we also love a sundae too! So these left over crumble sundae ticked all the right boxes for me. When I make crumble I like to make a nice big one! Everyone loves crumble I also rather like cold crumble too! A crumble after a Sunday roast made big enough can leave a lovely treat for Monday too! So I had my cold left over blackberry and apple crumble calling … Read entire article »

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Tomato pasta bake with webbed cheese

Tomato pasta bake with webbed cheese

Bex has become a bit anti pasta at the moment, anti-pasta oh dear it is Friday and the jokes are poor! But anyway Bex has somehow gone off pasta which as you can imagine is a bit of a pain. So on the off-chance I thought I do a pasta bake instead see if that could tempt her taste buds and the good news is it did! I really like pasta bake but one problem is … Read entire article »

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Crumbly Blackberry slices

Crumbly Blackberry slices

There are still plenty of blackberries out there for the picking so I am sharing another new recipe for these oh so scrumptious blackberry slices. It is crumbly but in a delicious way. I made mine gluten-free which is known to be more crumbly so I would be interested to know how it goes for you lucky ones that can eat gluten. So please let me know either as a comment or tweet me @Over_A_Cuppa … Read entire article »

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Blackberry & Vanilla sponge puddings

Blackberry & Vanilla sponge puddings

There are lots of blackberries weighing heavy on the bushes this year so perfect time to make gorgeous blackberry inspired things. There is a simple pleasure from collecting things from the wild and eating them. Even if there is a high risk of getting scratched, getting stung by nettles which always seem to grow near by and generally covered in blackberry juice it still is one of life’s simple pleasure. Make something gorgeous with them and … Read entire article »

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