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Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles

Bumpy Cherry and Almond Pie

July 6, 2014

Before I made this pie (and then ate a quarter of it during a revision break), I’d never actually eaten cherry pie before. I think this is down to two factors: I basically never bake with cherries (yo, £4.50 for a 400 g carton. I’d normally rather just eat them straight up) and I also don’t bake pie that much; check my archives, you’ll see how true this is. I adore pastry, especially this almondy, mega buttery one but I usually find…

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee

September 27, 2013

Behold the smoothest pumpkin spice coffee beverage you’ll ever experience, both in texture and flavour. This method of filtering the water not only through the coffee grounds, but also the pumpkin spice mixture yields a superior coffee experience. Yeah, you can make pumpkin spice syrup, but that’s only if you want to be drinking flavoured coffees for a WHILE, it also means you have to then make and store the syrup, plus you’ll probably have really sweet coffee. You could…

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How to make doughnuts (with video) and Coffee-Biscoff-Bacon Doughnuts

April 29, 2013

How to make doughnuts from Izy Hossack – Top With Cinnamon on Vimeo. (or watch here on YouTube)   So I’m back! and I’ve brought doughnuts, and.. a video… (wait, can you technically ‘bring’ a video? I’m ‘bringing’ it to your computer, I guess..)   Last week was actually crazy. Oh my god I don’t even remember most of it. So many mock exams and stress. I think if I was a computer it would be the equivalent of having…

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How to Fry an Egg (it has a different method. I promise)

March 2, 2013

Well, you probably know how to do this, but you do not understand how many fried-egg-fails have occurred, with me at the stove. What usually happens: -I melt some butter in the pan, and crack in the egg -I let it cook, waiting for the white to get all golden underneath (because lets face it, I’m not frying this to just end up with a non-crispy edged egg. If I wanted it soft, I’d have boiled it) -Because I’m still waiting for the white…

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2 ingredient Healthy Pancakes (Gluten, grain + Diary-Free; no added sugar)

January 20, 2013

  You know when all the stress in the world just builds up and jumps up on you? You’re not even sure why or what it is exactly that’s causing you to teeter precariously on the edge of a breakdown. And you sit there with your mind racing; Your heart racing; trying to figure out what to do next. You could scream, You could cry, You could smash things.   You could make pancakes….   …you should make pancakes.   (p.s.…

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Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

January 6, 2013

  Okay, so, as I said in the chocolate croissant post, this series of recipes use only 1/4 of the croissant dough each (i.e. 1 piece of dough). That means you can make: a batch of croissants, a batch of chocolate croissants, a batch of these cinnamon swirly things, and make a batch of something else too! All from that one batch of dough, wooooh! These Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls are probably my favourite out of all three things I made from…

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Chocolate Croissants (Pains Au Chocolat) (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

January 6, 2013

  Okay, so I’m continuing on from last week’s tutorial on croissant dough and shaping croissants to bring you two alternative uses for it! This is a guide for shaping chocolate croissants, and of course, I had to bring cinnamon into this whole thing somewhere so I’ve also got a guide on shaping Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls here. The croissant dough is cut into four pieces, the instructions for this recipe only uses one of those pieces ( i.e. one quarter of…

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How to make croissants (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

December 31, 2012

Croissants are just one of those things where you will never fully appreciate one when you eat it, until you’ve put in the hours making them yourself. They aren’t incredibly difficult but they really are a labour of love! Once you’ve got the method of handling the dough down, you basically just need good time-keeping and patience for successful croissant dough. I always find it SO HARD to concentrate on long recipe instructions, so normally end up ‘ad libbing’ my way through them based…

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Whole Wheat Pesto, Tomato and Mozzarella Rolls

December 24, 2012

  It’s almost Christmaaaas! I’ve been crafting and wrapping away for a few days now, trying to ignore the fact that as soon as Christmas is over, Ima have to spend hours writing Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Statistics notes. and then revise from them. Ugh. School, why you make me do so many exams every year!? In a holidayish mood, I had a mini gingerbread making party with mah friendies – Why mini gingerbread houses you ask? Well first look…

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