Lemon, Blueberry & Courgette Cake w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Have been looking at lots of different versions of this recipe for the longest time and really wanting an occasion myself to make it. Some people in my house (no names) don’t like blueberries so finally I had the perfect reason to try it and I adapted it so I could use my Ikea bundt tin which produces such a great shape and I knew it would look perfect once iced.

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Caramel Rolo Fudge

Are words really needed here? I think the title says it all. It’s such a simple recipe from Jane’s Patisserie which needs no thermometer, no boiling and only 4 ingredients. These Caramel Rolo Fudge pieces make a perfect foodie gift wrapped in pretty boxes. Just make sure to place parchment between each layer.

Another tip to be aware of is that they will continue to set once kept in the fridge. After you cut them, place into a container and keep them in the fridge for up to 2/3 weeks (they won’t last that long!)

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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is a very traditional American style chocolate chip cookie recipe. The result is a soft, chewy cookie with crispy edges. I put them into an airtight container as soon as they are cool enough and that keeps them chewy. If you prefer, you can keep them out on the wire rack for longer to crisp up a bit more.

The recipe was given to me years ago from an American friend so measurements are in cups. All the dry ingredients are level cup measurements and the butter and sugar are well packed in. The only question you will be asked once you bake these is “can you make more!”

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Baked Doughnuts

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These baked doughnuts are a great alternative to the original fried ones which albeit are pretty delicious, they are heavy on the calories and fat! I used fat free natural yoghurt to make these. To decorate, I made a chocolate glaze and only covered the top of each doughnut with this but if they were for a party or special occasion, you can put most of the doughnut into the glaze mix to almost completely cover them and then dip into a bowl of your chosen sprinkles to finish off.

If you have kids, they will love decorating these!

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