Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake

Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake

This Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake is very easy to make and your slow cooker/crock pot does all the hard work for you, therefore, giving you time to get on with other important non-cake stuff!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In all the years that I have owned and been using slow cooker, I have never made a sweet recipe with it. This seems hard to believe, however, it is true! I guess being a baker, I am happy to make my cakes in an oven, and have not felt the need to cook them slowly. Therefore, I have only cooked savoury dishes in my slow cooker. Until now!

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Ideas for Wow Factor Cakes & Cupcakes

Ideas for Wow Factor Cakes & Cupcakes

I love baking and creating cakes for friends, my family and for my boys on their birthdays. I am by no means a cake making expert, and often my cakes are a little wonky and are full of little imperfections, but they taste good and, as corny as it sounds, they are made with love and my enjoyment of baking.

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Roast Turkey with Paprika and Chorizo

Roast Turkey with Paprika and Chorizo

 Roast Turkey with Paprika and Chorizo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Roast Turkey with Paprika and Chorizo would make a great alternative to more traditional roast turkey flavours used on Christmas Day.

With Christmas Day looming, I am sure many of you have already bought or ordered your turkeys now ready for serving on the big day. I like to ensure that my turkey is packed full of flavour because, after all, it is the star of the meal and something we only tend to roast once a year.

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The Perfect Christmas Dinner with Crisp ‘n Dry #Ad

The Perfect Christmas Dinner with Crisp ‘n Dry #Ad

How to make the perfect Christmas dinner with Crisp ‘n Dry (a collaboration)

Making Christmas Dinner can be very daunting. I remember very clearly the first time I made one and I was scared. Having always had my Mum’s delicious Christmas dinners on Christmas Day, which quite honestly is the best one, I probably put too much pressure on myself. I was worried that I would not cook the turkey properly and I was concerned that I would not get everything ready at the same time. I attempted my first Christmas dinner in my first (bought) house which I shared with an ex boyfriend so we are talking about 15 years ago probably. I think I did it twice over two consecutive years and then I did not cook another one until I was pregnant with Burton in 2008. That Christmas dinner was a vast improvement on my earlier attempts and I did not feel quite so nervous about it. I think watching lots of Nigella and Jamie Oliver Christmas cooking shows, and owning some festive cookbooks in the years in-between helped me, and gave me some confidence to really push the boat out and enjoy cooking Christmas dinner instead of dreading it!

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Autumn Crafts & Recipes For All the Family

Autumn Crafts & Recipes For All the Family

Autumn Crafts & Recipes for all the family – ideas to inspire you.

Autumn Crafts & Recipes For All the Family

I love autumn and as I have stated many, many times on my blog it is my favourite season. I love the colours associated with it all around me in the trees and landscapes, the conkers and acorns that fall from the trees, along with the multi coloured leaves. I love the sound of sticks and leaves crunching under my feet, and the rays of golden sun that shine through on a lovely warm autumn day.

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