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White Farmhouse Loaf

Last Sunday, Sam and I were having lunch with Lou and Graham when he mentioned he was going to make bread that afternoon. It got me wanting to bake some bread again because it really has been a long time. I still have the 2lb loaf tin on the side from making the Tea Loaf a couple of weeks ago so I decided to do a white farm house loaf, the flour choice made for me by what I happened

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Chocolate chip cupcakes for the weekend

Yesterday was incredibly long working day for me, despite being at home. (I am somewhat annoyed at myself, especially after my recent work-themed blog post.) When I clocked-off for the day, I felt like a cakey-treat but the weather was atrocious so I decided to whip something up rather than take the lazy route and go to the shop. I made 12 chocolate-chip cupcakes using a really simple cake recipe I learnt from my Mum when I was a kid.

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Tasty Tea Loaf

I finally found some time to do a proper February bake on Sunday, my hand being not forced but nudged by the fact I had over half-a-dozen eggs languishing in the fridge. I do hate waste. By good fortune, I spotted the latest recipes by Great British Bake Off finalist Ruby Tandoh on twitter. Her recipes this week were based around tea and, well, I do love anything tea related. I decided to give the Tea Loaf a try. It

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Has Britain lost work/life balance perspective?

Most days at work for me are non-stop and yesterday was no exception. However, after being off-line for most of the day, when home time arrived I was still feeling terribly behind. So, rather than stay late (I needed to get out of the office and there was also a Tube Strike making getting home a concern) I decided to log-on for 15 – 20 minutes at home to clear some small tasks. Nothing major, just ‘admin’. Sam also had

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The Great January Bake-Off

So I decided to try a few new things for my January baking, including some tasty treats that I have cooked before but not for a long time. Rather than blog / tweet every single thing as I went, I decided to consolidate in to a single post. Where I can, I have included the recipe, a link or a book reference! Chocolate Chip Muffins This is a recipe from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. I didn’t have enough eggs to

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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