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Pi Cookies Recipe for Pi Day, loaded with delicious brain food like blueberries and coconut. Click through for the recipe.
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Blueberry Cookies Recipe for Pi Day (loaded with Brain Food!)

Have you ever heard of Pi Day? It’s the celebration of the mathematical number referred to as “Pi” (after the greek letter “π”). The first digits of the number are 3.14, so Pi Day falls on the 14th of March each year. Yep, it’s a bit geeky. But who doesn’t love a bit of geeky fun! To get into the mathematical spirit this Pi Day, I made some Pi-shaped cookies! And the best bit – they’re loaded with brain foods,…

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The best peanut butter brownies recipe, with freshly made miso peanut butter and delicious chocolate
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Miso peanut butter brownies recipe

Ahh, brownies. Soft, squidgy and insanely delicious. It’s no wonder why everyone loves ’em! To celebrate the launch of the new Ottar Chocolate peanut butter spreads, I decided to make a batch of peanut butter brownies. This is a really quick and easy recipe, perfect for getting that chocolate fix. However, the addition of Ottar’s miso and black sesame peanut butter elevates these brownies from good, to AMAZING. Miso peanut butter brownies recipe Adapted from this recipe Ingredients 185g unsalted…

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Rosemary, fennel and sea salt macaron recipes with Ottar chocolate
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Try these caramel macarons (with fennel, rosemary and sea salt flavours!)

A perfectly baked macaron is like a little bite of pure perfection. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, with a generous layer of gooey filling… give anyone a plate of macarons and you’ll be on to a winner! For me, one of the best things about macarons is their variety. There’s simply no end to the number of ways you can tweak the basic recipe to add in new flavours, colours, textures, shapes and finishes. A…

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Swedish Apple Cake recipe - Scandi baking - The Crafty Gentleman
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Swedish apple cake recipe

   I absolutely flippin’ love all things Nordic. In the past few years, I visited Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and have been really inspired by their baking traditions. Amazingly delicious, freshly baked treats seemed to be everywhere on my travels! This is hardly surprising though, given the prominence of fika (the Swedish ritual of pausing to enjoy a coffee and cake with friends) in Sweden and hygge (coming together with friends and family to enjoy life’s pleasures including baked…

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Easy and cheap overnight oats recipe
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My cheap and easy overnight oats recipe

I’m just gonna throw a quick disclaimer out there: if you’re one of those people that somehow manages to skip breakfast, then this post is not for you. I am definitely not one of those people! I LOVE breakfast. I love it weird amounts. It’s legit one of the first things I think of when I wake up. Yep, I’m a sucker for food… Anyway, moving on… For the past 12 months or so, I’ve been making overnight oats to enjoy for breakfast….

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Easy spiced toffee sauce recipe
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Easy spiced toffee sauce recipe (video)

Oh man, my sweet tooth is definitely coming out of hibernation. I’m not sure if it’s the Christmas ads, the cold weather or just pure old fashioned gluttony… but I’m loving the sweet treats lately! What’s more, since attending the School of Artisan Food the other month (read about that, here), I’ve been eager to try out a few variations on some of the skills I was taught. The time has finally come! Inspired by the spiced autumn flavours that…

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Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe | Halloween dessert
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Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Cheesecakes have always been one of my favourite things to make and eat. I remember as a teenager buying my first ever spring-form cake tin from a German supermarket and being pretty impatient to get home and use it! The first thing I made was a Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, which was my go-to recipe for many years. Since then, through many trips to the US, I’ve tried and tested dozens of cheesecakes (conveniently ignoring their nutritional qualities…). All…

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Malted cinder toffee - click for recipe | The Crafty Gentleman
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An irresistible malted cinder toffee recipe…

The other week, I told you guys all about my trip to The School of Artisan Food. Basically, I spent the day in their fancy kitchens, learning how to make a selection of incredible confectionary, from fruit jellies to salted caramel. It was ace! Well… I’m really excited to now share of those recipes exclusively with you guys! This recipe is for malted cinder toffee, which is a really brittle and crunchy form of toffee, similar to honeycomb. The addition…

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