Pina Colada Cake


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Celebrating 7 years with Pina Colada cake

When it comes to Pina Colada there are two kinds of people in the world, those who like to knock the drinks faded glamour and those who aren’t ashamed to admit to liking this tropical cocktail. Even the great mixicologist Tony Conigliaro named the Pina Colada as his guilty pleasure as if this tropical taste was something to be ashamed of.  With my husband falling into the latter category I wanted to make him a 7th wedding anniversary cake that tasted like the perfect Pina Colada drink. Continue reading

Plum and Cinnamon Muffins


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Emma’s Plum and Cinnamon Muffins

Soft and plump with a flawless bloom over their translucent skin, Victoria plums are just too delicious to resist.  Britain’s best known and undoubtedly favourite variety was first discovered in a village called Alderton in Sussex, reaching the market in 1844 under the name of Denyer’s Victoria.  The name ‘Victoria’ comes from Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901). Continue reading

Pastry & Puddings Plus – Ashburton Cookery School.


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Warm orange and almond pudding with yoghurt sorbet and orange syrup.

Here is a photo gallery of the Pastry and Puddings Plus course that I was lucky enough to complete this month at Ashburton Cookery school in Devon.  Enjoy! Continue reading


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