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Almond, Semolina and Blood Orange Syrup Cakes

This sweetness in this simple cake can be controlled through the syrup which is poured on top I had some delicious blood oranges left over from this Vanilla Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly, and came across this recipe for almond, semolina and blood orange syrup cakes by Donna Hay. I bought her book, Modern Cooking a while ago but have not had many opportunities to bake from it.…

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Raffaello Cake

This is a showstopping cake, inspired by the Raffaello pralines. A delicious coconut sponge sandwiched with layers of white chocolate ganache and almond whipped cream. Who does not love a Ferrero Rocher?! I must admit, I can eat half a box at a time (not something I should brag about, I know!). A similar equally delicious invention from the same company is the Raffaello Pralines, as they are referred to.…

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Gluten-free Almond, Raspberry and Lemon Loaf

An easy flourless lemon loaf, studded with bursts of zingy raspberries and lightened with a whipped cream topping I often have leftover fruit, from other baking adventures, which I need to use up. Here, there were left over lemons and raspberries from my lemon curd and raspberry chiffon cake. What I love about baking is how you can achieve similar flavour profiles, with very different textures and a very different…

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Cranberry, Pistachio and Almond Nougat

Nougat is always a safe Christmas gift or a last minute one, if you are like me! Nougat is really simple to make, and I do not know why I have not tried it sooner. The only piece of special equipment you really need is a candy thermometer – which really is a baker’s essential. If you do not have one, now is a great time to hint for that…

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