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Bread and Yeast Doughs

Hot Cross Chelsea Buns

March 28, 2018

I’ve been making different versions of hot cross buns each year – last year it was bagels, the year before that a HCB loaf. I also made Earl Grey & Orange ones for Waitrose a few years ago! This year I went with another English classic to hybridise them with, Chelsea buns, which are my dad’s fave.…

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Lemon & Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies

December 13, 2017
Lemon-Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread is one of those cookies that I’m always ‘meh’ about when I think of it. Each year I inevitably end up making some to turn into a gingerbread house (or this year, a Christmas tree made of stacked gingerbread stars!). Every time I end up snacking on the dough scraps and nibbling bits of baked rejected gingerbread. And every time I’m like ‘hmm this is actually pretty delicious’.…

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Bread and Yeast Doughs Egg Free Restricted Diet (e.g. GF, Vegan..) Vegan

Simple Cinnamon Rolls (vegan option)

October 4, 2017

Our third year house in Leeds is finally starting to feel a bit more like ‘home’. I ordered some plants to liven up my room a bit – btw eBay seems to be the best place to buy some cool house plants if you need to (way cheaper than those flower delivery companies or trendy plant shops). I was listening to a podcast (‘Suprisingly Awesome’ if you wanna know) recently about the house plant business – apparently there are companies…

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Double Chocolate Sugar Cookies

May 1, 2017

Hello, friends! FIRSTLY – my second cookbook, The Savvy Cook, is available for pre-order! It’ll be coming out in the UK (29th June), US (20th June) and Australia & New Zealand (25th July) and you can pre-order via these links: Amazon UK Amazon US The Book Depository (Worldwide) If you pre-order the book now, there’s also a fun bonus: email your receipt to thesavvycookbook@gmail.com and I’ll send you a free bonus recipe booklet with 10 vegetarian mains/sides + 2 dessert…

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Hot Cross Bagels

April 12, 2017

Woah this Easter break has gone by so FAST. I’ve been in London for just over 2 weeks now aaaand I’m slightly freaked out that exams start basically a month from today. But I’m ignoring that thought for a mo to tell you about my bagel x hot cross bun hybrid!! What we’ve got here is super chewy bagel dough, dotted with mixed dried fruit (which in the UK is basically currants, raisins and candied orange + lemon peel) and of…

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Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Breakfast Bread {Vegan}

June 5, 2016

I’ve been in a bit of a breakfast rut lately. I usually end up doing the ultimate lazy breakfast of a halved banana sandwiched together with peanut butter and sprinkled with cinnamon (#onbrand). It’s partially to do with the weather, of course. London can’t decide if it’s sunny or grey right now so I’m often thrown by what to have. It’s also partially because I’ve been trying to eat vegan meals for breakfast & lunch now (for environmental reasons) and…

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Bread and Yeast Doughs Breakfast

Rye Hot Cross Bun Loaf

March 13, 2016

I’m usually not one for mixing spices, citrus and dried fruit – Christmas pudding and fruit cake being prime examples of things I really don’t like. My exception, hot cross buns, is one that I’m pretty obsessed with around Easter. There’s something quite intoxicating and nostalgic for me about walking into a kitchen where a hot cross bun is being toasted.…

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No-Bake, Oaty Apple Crumble

December 9, 2015

Doing the giveaway post with E.ON a few day ago (which you should totally go enter if you haven’t already!) got me thinking about no-bake recipes. Sometimes it’s just so much more convenient and economical to not have to turn on the oven. The problem with no-bake desserts is that they’re usually not only ‘no-bake’ but completely the opposite of baked. They’re cold. In Leeds it’s regularly staying below the 10ºC mark so cold desserts are not what I want right now.…

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Breakfast Dairy Free Egg Free Gluten Free or Wheat Free Restricted Diet (e.g. GF, Vegan..) Snacks Vegan

Instarecipe! Earl Grey Quinoa Oatmeal with Pumpkin Spice Purée

October 10, 2015

I’ve spent my life eating normal, rolled oats as porridge and I’ve never been much of a fan. The texture is too blaaahhh and always makes me feel nauseous so I can’t finish the bowl. I inevitably end up hungry and grumpy – nooot good. The steel-cut-oat world had somehow eluded me until my mum found them here in the UK with the name ‘pinhead oats’. They do take a bit more time to cook (20 minutes vs. 5 minutes)…

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