Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Over the past few years there has been an increase in pumpkin spice products. Some of it you have to admit is a little bit over the top (like pumpkin spice lip balm) but for the pumpkin spice that’s just right can be in your tea time. Try these teas and scones to get your …

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White Chocolate Matcha Brownies!

    I hope the green coloring doesn't throw you off because these brownies are delicious! The light and airy texture is almost like a cake. This is the perfect quick dessert for anyone who loves matcha tea. Matcha has so many benefits to the body! It helps fight heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some …

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UK vs US: Weights & Heat Measurements

There is a huge difference when it comes to baking in the United States versus the rest of the world and that is weight versus volume. Americans measure using the US Standard while everyone else measures using weight. If you have tried to make a recipe straight from a British or European cookbook or baking …

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The Great British Bake Off

I admit that summer is not my favorite season of the year. It’s too hot, too bright, and nearly everyone I know goes away on vacation. While I am stuck at home, there isn’t much to watch on TV, either. I’m stuck watching a bunch of reruns until they come back with new episodes...until late …

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Recipe – Savoy Biscuits

Savoy Biscuits or Lady Finger cakes can be eaten alone - with a cup of tea - or used as the sponge in a trifle.  Remember we made a trifle with trifle sponges broken into pieces well you can use these if you like instead.  There are softer and soak up the alcohol better or …

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Recipe – Hot Cross Buns

Easter is just around the corner and the Lent period will be over, however, although chocolate and all things nice are not really supposed to be eaten until Easter Sunday. On Good Friday though it is traditional to eat Hot Cross Buns.  They are not difficult to make but as with any 'bread' based product …

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Recipe – Crumpets

Well, I received my crumpet rings. They are very light aluminum, I think, and have a non-stick coating on them but you still need to grease them really well before you fill them with your batter.  A hot plate is good but a large frying pan will also suffice. You will need: 8 oz sieved …

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Recipe – Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are so easy to make, do not take very long and go nicely with a cup of mint tea or hot chocolate. Heat the oven to 180 C 350 F or gas mark 4 Grease two baking trays or use baking parchment 4 ozs butter 3 ozs soft brown sugar 2 tablespoons golden syrup …

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Recipe – Victoria Sandwich

I mentioned in another post a Victoria Sandwich but if you do not know what a Victoria sandwich is then here is the recipe.  A very easy cake to make that does not keep well but then after the first bite you will not want to keep it but eat it with a cup of …

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