Tag: fruit

It’s nearly Christmas, which means it’s time to start indulging. I mean, I started a few months back, but that’s just the way I roll. So for those who haven’t already begun, then this pavlova is a good place to start. And whilst it may look like it requires quite a lot of effort, in actual fact, it’s a pretty easy festive dessert to make!

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Baking is a fairly new thing to me. For years and years the thought of baking actually terrified me. Unlike cooking, baking is a complete science and let me tell you now, I wasn’t very good at science at school. The thing I love most about cooking is that you can adjust the recipe as you go along. If it doesn’t have enough spice you can add more chilli, if it isn’t seasoned enough you can throw in a little more salt. With baking you don’t know how it tastes until that cake is cooked, by which time it’s way too late to add the 150g of golden caster sugar you forgot to add at the beginning. Basically you have no control when it comes to baking. Once that cake is in the oven there is nothing you can do but just sit and wait…

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Who doesn’t like ice cream? No, seriously, who doesn’t? I don’t know a single person who doesn’t like it. I’ve heard the odd person (and I really do mean odd) complain from time to time that it’s a bit too cold – clearly they don’t quite understand the concept of ice cream – but apart from this quite frankly ridiculous complaint, I’ve never heard a single person express any kind of dislike towards this amazing creation. And why? Well, everyone just LOVES ice cream!

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