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Ijeoma Verberckmoes
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Alternative apple cake
We had two apples lying around and I had a craving for baking and eating something sweet. That much coincidence must lead to an apple dessert, don't you think?  I saw a recipe for an Irish apple cake on The Baker Upstairs that looked lovely and I used the r...

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Shortbread biscuits
Being in Scotland, we just couldn't ignore the fact that shortbread biscuits were all around. Both of us received a small package of these simple but delicious biscuits as a welcome gift (next to small wine bottles, a range of teas, and some chocolates) fro...

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Holiday in Scotland and a basic vegetarian chili
It's been some time since I've written something here but for good reason: I was on holiday to Scotland for 11 days with one of my best friends Emily.  Emily and I made the most out of the beautiful weather (sunny, warm: 20-25°C!) and the landscapes we cann...

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Red and green cupcakes
There was a little get-together planned with three of my friends and for the occasion I offered to make some treats. I decided to make thumbprint cookies (next post I'll talk about that) and some vanilla cupcakes.  To decorate I used the fondant icing that ...

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Strawberry tart
Strawberry time is a beautiful time. We normally just eat the strawberries like they are or on top of some ice cream. But today I wanted to use them for a fruit tart.  It's a recipe that can be used for just any kind of fruit topping. But when the strawberr...

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Orange and chocolate cake or Jaffa cake
Who doesn't know Jaffa cakes? Jaffa cakes are (according to Wikipedia): ' ... biscuit sized cakes introduced by McVitie and Price in the UK in 1927 and named after Jaffa oranges. The most common Jaffa cakes are circular, 2 and a half inches (64 mm) in diame...

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Belgian meat stew
Ask Belgians (that are not vegetarian) what their favourite food is and a lot will answer you it's Belgian beef stew and fries. I say 'fries' because I don't want to imply they are a French invention. Thr art of fry-making is purely Belgian. Other cuisines ...

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Sweet and tart slices
I am a follower of a great many food blogs. One of them I visit on a regular basis is The English Kitchen because I like the food on it. Nothing very fancy, just good food that's not a pain to make or costs a lot because of exclusive or hard to find ingredi...

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Creamy pasta with salmon and cheese
When one needs something comforting, something quick and something tasty pasta comes in and works time after time. Pasta is one of my favourite things to eat, in any form and in any shape. If there was only one thing I could eat every day it would be pasta....

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Daring Bakers' May challenge: Lamingtons
For the May challenge, Marcellina from Marcellina in Cucina dared us to make Lamingtons. An Australian delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant. This is my very first challenge as I only joined Daring Bakers' last month. I was attracted to the idea of try...
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