A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week!

A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week!

A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week! There is nothing as nice as a BIG home-made chocolate cake on the tea time-table and although I am primarily a savoury person (cheese, bread and pies are my downfall) I do love a slice of chocolate cake now and then.  And, as it is Chocolate Week… 

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter I love bread, and I also love butter and maple syrup as well as pancakes, so when all of these ingredients come together in a fabulous breakfast, brunch or snack dish, I am a very happy and well-fed bunny! Regular readers of Lavender… 

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Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese

Rosemary Butter with Grana Padano

Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese Sometimes an idea comes to me in the middle of the night, when I am tossing and turning, reflecting on events that have happened, or worrying about things that may not happen……..the night is still and my thoughts seem to hang in the darkness… 

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Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake day; it’s the last day before Lent and a chance to use up all those ingredients such as eggs, milk, sugar and jam that are traditionally not eaten during the Lenten period. Nowadays, we aren’t as… 

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Chocolate Orange Curd with Godiva Chocolates and Clementines

Chocolate Orange Curd

Chocolate Orange Curd with Godiva Chocolates and Clementines I love making preserves of all kinds and regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know that I share recipes for jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, relish and curds regularly. One of my most popular recipes, both with my readers and with my family (and me!) is my mum’s recipe for Lemon… 

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Meal Planning Monday and Cheesy Stuffed Supper Spuds (Baked Jacket Potatoes) Recipe

Cheesy Stuffed Supper Spuds (Baked Jacket Potatoes)

Meal Planning Monday and Cheesy Stuffed Supper Spuds (Baked Jacket Potatoes) Recipe Today’s recipe comes with a meal plan, of sorts, as I need to get organised this week with so much on my agenda; there will be still be 2 “fast” days to fit in for the 5:2 diet. Malcolm and I are doing… 

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Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Raspberry Steamed Sponge Pudding

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe Remember when Sunday’s was a day for getting dressed up in your “Sunday Best”? It’s not that long ago and I clearly remember visiting family on Sundays, as well as going to Sunday School in my best Sunday Best frock! We may not… 

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The Coffee Challenge with De’Longhi: Italian Coffee Mocha Kisses and Brandy Snaps

The Coffee Challenge with De'Longhi: Italian Coffee Mocha Kisses and Brandy Snaps

The Coffee Challenge with De’Longhi: Italian Coffee Mocha Kisses and Brandy Snaps There is nothing as nice as afternoon tea, unless it happens to be afternoon coffee. I am a bit of a tea and coffee snob, and only drink the best stuff, made in a tea-pot for tea and in a cafetière for coffee. So, when… 

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The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe It’s Pudding time! February continues to be cold, snowy and almost Baltic, the sun shines bright and the days are crisp and clear, but by the late afternoon the temperature has plummeted to below zero and I can be found sitting in front of the fire contemplating bowls of soup. I have sensed… 

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Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe

Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit: On Toast Snack or Light Supper Recipe Sometimes all that is needed is something on toast; beans, tomatoes, cheese and egg are always perfect partners for an “on toast” snack or light supper dish, but it’s nice to push the taste boundaries when serving something on toast now and then. And… 

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