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Toffee apple and salted pretzel rocky road

Happy Friday! A little while ago I was inspired to make this yummy toffee apple and salted pretzel rocky road. It's ideal for when you just need something sweet. Here is the recipe (by John Whaite) if you want to give it a go this weekend! Ingredients:(Makes 12–16) 250g dark chocolate (60–70% cocoa solids), broken… Continue reading Toffee apple and salted pretzel rocky road

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The Highwayman, Berkhamsted

From the outside, The Highwayman looks like a run-of-the-mill former coaching inn. However, it definitely deserves a closer look. At the front of the house, there is an authentic pub, and downstairs at the back is a restaurant. The restaurant is delightful, beautifully laid out with a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere. The main menu had… Continue reading The Highwayman, Berkhamsted

Eating Out · sweet treats · Teas

Afternoon Tea at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

This is a delightful tea room situated in the former Victorian (1846) Ridgmont railway station building's Ladies Waiting Room. I've been here a few times previously in 2019 and think of it as a bit of a hidden gem. With my love of anything vintage and retro, it's right up my street. I've been keen… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

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Sweet Treats and Seafood in Brighton

As lockdown continues to ease across the UK, I thought I'd finally get around to writing a post on my trip to Brighton- or rather, the food I ate on my trip to Brighton. This trip was quite a while ago now, so my memory is unclear on a few things. Therefore, I decided to… Continue reading Sweet Treats and Seafood in Brighton

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Pear and Frangipane Tart

I made this absolutely yummy pear and frangipane tart a little while ago. I'm not usually a fan of fruit-based puddings, but this was wonderfully sweet, with just the right amount of sharpness. It was the ideal Autumn/ Winter sweet treat. I froze some of mine to make it last longer. Prep time: 30 mins… Continue reading Pear and Frangipane Tart

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Cosy Winter Afternoons With Cake

Happy New Year! I hope you've all been enjoying the time between Christmas and the end of 2020, and eating your body weight in sweet treats. I have- after all someone has to finish the Christmas goodies! Here is a delicious Victoria Sponge I enjoyed earlier this week, courtesy of The Lounge, a local coffee… Continue reading Cosy Winter Afternoons With Cake

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Supporting the Homeless with Mince Pies

These almond frangipane mince pies were a real treat. Delightfully festive, with a twist on a traditional favourite, they taste great with a glass of mulled wine (or mulled wine tea). However, what makes them extra- special is that the ingredients were supplied by vegan bakery Poster Bakes, in partnership with homelessness charity The Connection… Continue reading Supporting the Homeless with Mince Pies

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Rather Lovely Raspberry Ripple Cake

Over the last few months, I missed going out to eat cake so much I decided to make it myself. I baked this delightful raspberry ripple- recipe and ingredients courtesy of BakedIn. Ingredients: 130g caster sugar 195g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g granulated sugar 130g icing sugar 2.5g freeze dried raspberries 4 medium… Continue reading Rather Lovely Raspberry Ripple Cake