Jaffa Twist Chocolate Cake- Sugar and Crumbs product review and recipe…

Jaffa Twist Chocolate Cake- Sugar and Crumbs product review and recipe…

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Jaffatwist

Have you heard of Sugar and Crumbs before? Yes? Then you know exactly what I’m talking about, if No then you really are missing out on their huge range of naturally flavoured icing sugars. A few weeks ago they asked for baking bloggers to get in touch with them to test and review their new range of flavoured chocolate icing sugars and of course I couldn’t resist. They sent me two different…

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Free From Friday’s: Eggless Kesar Milk Masala Custard and Sooji Halwa (Sheera) Dessert

Free From Friday’s: Eggless Kesar Milk Masala Custard and Sooji Halwa (Sheera) Dessert

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Sooji halwa also known as sheera in Gujarati is a sweet dish made with ghee,semolina, nuts, sugar and spices. A simple yet delicious pudding usually made during religious events to serve as prashad. In our household sheera was made quite regularly as we all loved it as kids, it’s the warm sweet and soft spongy texture of sheera with crunchy almonds and fragrant cardamom and saffron that got my…

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Free from Friday’s: Cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apple, plum, redcurrant and coconut oat crumble (Gluten free, Dairy free)

Free from Friday’s: Cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apple, plum, redcurrant and coconut oat crumble (Gluten free, Dairy free)

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How many of you reading this post have felt a tad bit confused with this Autumnal weather in August? Have you suddenly switched from cold desserts to delicious and warming  hot desserts?  OK hands up I admit to both of these questions and receiving a bag full of home-grown plums at a time like this was welcomed warm heartedly. Initially it was lets make jam then galette then claufoutis and…

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Free from Friday’s: All in One Nut Free Arabic Date Cake with Saffron Caramel Sauce

Free from Friday’s: All in One Nut Free Arabic Date Cake with Saffron Caramel Sauce

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So a few weeks ago we were in sunny Dubai embracing the lovely weather, relaxing family time, humble atmosphere and a variety of delicious food. From breakfast to dinner one thing that caught my eye was the dessert station, unfortunately no pictures were taken but when I say what a spread I seriously mean it. Breakfast started off with freshly baked pastries so crisp on the outside yet flaky…

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Fennel and Orange Shortbread Biscuits

Fennel and Orange Shortbread Biscuits

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Traditional shortbread never fails to please anyone whether you want a buttery melt in the mouth biscuit, dunking biscuit or just a taste of sugar and butter treat, yes unfortunately it doesn’t do justice to your waist line but I go by the rule of “everything in moderation”. Isn’t it amazing that there are so many variations when baking these delightful treats? Old traditional recipes for…

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Mexican cascabel chilli and garlic swirl bread with cumin, and fresh coriander.

Mexican cascabel chilli and garlic swirl bread with cumin, and fresh coriander.

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Bread is definitely one of my weaknesses especially when it’s infused or has a variety of ingredients blended in. What about you, do you love bread like I do? If so then this one is a keeper, a blend of roasted cumin, fresh corriander and spicy chilli just to give it a slight kick. Honestly it tastes delicious when topped with onion, cheese, more chillies ;) and toasted. Can you visualise the…

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Free from Fridays: Gluten free, Egg Free Mini Raspberry and Orange Cheesecakes

Free from Fridays: Gluten free, Dairy Free Mini Raspberry and Orange Cheesecakes

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Do you sometimes fancy dessert but want something that’s refreshing or light? Well I am so excited to share this recipe post with you honestly this biscuit base is to die for, light, melt in the mouth, crumbly mmmmmm so tasty and it’s gluten free. Initially this blog post was going to be purely about these biscuits, but as  usual when the creative mind gets thinking there’s no stopping so here…

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Free from Friday’s: Coconut and Mango Lassi

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Yay it’s Friday, the sun’s shining, patio doors wide open, birds chirping and kids playing outdoors, you have to love and embrace every bit of this wonderful weather. Talking of weather what has been your temptation to cool down in this heat? Ice cream, ice lollies, cocktails, mocktails, cold beer or Lassi?  Free From Fridays this week brings to you a deliciously thick and creamy Indian yogurt…

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Kesar milk masala and coffee cake

Saffron milk masala and coffee cake

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Do you remember the first time you tried coffee? What did you think of it, was it strong, bitter but full of aroma? Maybe it was just a sip you had and you knew whether you like it or loathe it am I right? Well, I must have been probably around 8 or 9 when I first experienced the taste of coffee and to my surprise I loved it but there was a reason behind that. First of all as kids we weren’t…

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