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Baking Brownies

Sometimes, a very good recipe can emerge from right under your nose…

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I’ve spent a lot of hours in the past, searching for the ideal recipe to suit one of many occasions. You see, this recipe for baking brownies was found on the side of a bag of Lidl’s dark brown sugar!

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Christmas Pudding Brownie

I do hope everyone has had and is still enjoying a good and healthy Christmas, wherever you are.

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Within the spirit of the season, I decided to bake something for the big day. Inspired by this recipe, I decided to have a go at a ‘Christmas pudding’ but with a chocolate brownie twist… Tesco also produced a video, which first attracted me to the idea and you can find a link to that at the foot of this post.

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Chocolate Swirls

It seems as though I’ve done a fair bit of un-reported baking in what must’ve been the past six-weeks.

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This recipe, originally, for chocolate and hazelnut swirls, is taken from Sarah Flower’s Perfect Baking With Your Halogen Oven book.

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My First Pie

This takes us back to around the time of my birthday, which was already just over a month ago. I’ve had my share of Pukka Pies and I’ll occasionally try one when out for a pub meal. But with many cakes, a few casseroles and the odd shepherd’s pie already under my belt, I decided to have a go at a more traditional pie with a bit of pastry on top.

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Easter Cake 2015

There are several food and baking-related posts that I have ready to feed you with right now, that it’s hard to know exactly where to start…

My instinct tells me to begin chronologically and work my way forward from there – my gut however, tells me that you can never go wrong with cake, especially when it’s chocolate!!

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Extra Light

Here in the UK, we’re supposedly in the midst of an extra-cold spell that’s likely to last the next two-weeks. Waking up to scrape a light frosting from my car windscreen each day… This only feels like what winters were like only a few years ago, before they started to emerge almost mild, by comparison.

I recently wrote about my preference for the addition of halogen heaters in my home and, on Saturday, I added a second to my growing collection. A day earlier in Lidl, I spotted something else that could help to brighten up my kitchen…

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Combating Mould

A common symptom of dampness and insufficient ventilation, particularly during the winter months. If you’re already aware of black spots or damp patches on your walls and ceilings then you know your home is ‘infected’.

But there is a cure. In fact, by browsing the internet you can uncover a range of home-made and personal solutions. What’s most important though, is that you get at it ASAP, as those spores, in spite of their size, can be seriously detrimental to your health.

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Cooking with Lentils

My final meal to grace the halogen oven before it was returned for repair was a dish that involved a tin of bean-sized objects known as lentils.

I’m sure I’ve had pea and lentil soup before (and liked it) but I’m still unable to explain or understand what, exactly, lentils are or might be.

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