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The Breakfast Love Affair Continues – Apricot And Almond Bread French Toast

As promised here is the breakfast delight I made with the Apricot and Almond loaf. Although there is nothing spectacular about this breakfast it felt spectacular and it’s interesting to remember that the addition of a couple of ingredients elevates … Continue reading

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Homemade bread – apricot and almond loaf

Our bread maker is one of those with a compartment at the top of the machine where you put additional ingredients that you don’t want to get pulverised in the first knead. It’s quite clever as it has a hatch … Continue reading

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The other Gingerbread House

On Christmas Eve Gav and I decorated our own gingerbread house. There was one left over so we took up the challenge. Above is one of the lovely little elements that Gav made. A pile of snowballs! Love it. We … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – Homemade tear and share bread with scrambled eggs

I think the name of these rolls is over complicated yet something about it is also totally endearing. It sounds so much more upbeat, fun and friendly to say tear and share bread rather than bread rolls doesn’t it. But … Continue reading

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Homemade bread – tear and share rolls

A long time ago, just after we bought our bread maker, Gav made the rash statement that he was going to make all the recipes in the book that came along with the machine. So far that is still a … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – Eggy Bread with Maple syrup soaked fruit

Is it French toast or Eggy bread? Or do you have another name for bread dipped in an egg mixture and then fried? In my family we are the Eggy bread camp. French toast was far too posh for Leeds … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – Chocolate Pancakes

Indulgence at its best. My niece was round for a sleepover and I wanted to make pancakes for our breakfast but she isn’t a big blueberry fan (crazy I know.) I was trying to think of an alternative that she … Continue reading

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Bun and Butter Pudding

Last weekend I made this pudding for the first time and it was so easy and delicious I thought I’d share. We were going to dinner at by BFF’s and for the last few years we have spread the cooking … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – Bircher Muesli/overnight oats

I see many, many recipes on Pinterest for overnight oats and I wondered how it compared to Bircher muesli which is one of my favourite breakfasts ever since I made it as part of my click tick list. As I … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – cinnamon rolls

I was looking back at some photos of our US trip the other day and found myself longing for a cinnamon roll. I only had a couple while we were over there but they stuck in my memory for all … Continue reading

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