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Khrushchev Dough

January 28, 2011

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January’s Fresh From The Oven Challenge is Khrushchev Dough. Apparently this butter rich dough was the favourite bread recipe of the Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev. It was left up to us to decide how to shape and fill the bread. I rolled and stuffed some like Serbian Kiflice, tiny stuffed cheese rolls. I made one third with […]

Ed’s Sausage Rolls

January 23, 2011

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  A food post?  By me?  Surely some mistake? It’s all true, I did indeed make the sausage rolls in the pictures. They were the product of a happy accident that grew out of the usual christmas fridge surplus, coupled with me having time on my hands.  Add to that my closet weakness for savoury […]

Katie’s Cupcake Tower

January 17, 2011

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On 1st December 2010 my very special friend, Katie was 40 years old. A magical masquerade ball was planned at Shottle Hall. Unfortunately due to the massive amount of snow we had in early December the party was postponed. Boo! Not to worry though as it was rescheduled to January and even more people could […]

Fitted Bookcases

January 11, 2011

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Hello its me, I’m still here…. or in the words of Mark Twain, the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. It seems to be some 3 months since I last posted anything, but here goes. This project marks an interesting landmark for me, as a first paid commission. The bookcases are made in […]

Chocolate Orange Cake

January 8, 2011

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I make this cake quite a lot. It serves many purposes: Using clementines makes it feel a little bit festive George always asks for chocolate cake, but I find chocolate sponges a bit ‘meh’ It lasts for days in a tin It is flourless There is no butter in it The flavour is reminiscent of […]

Happy New Year

January 1, 2011

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  We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Thank you for taking the time to read our posts this year. A special thank you to all of our subscribers for sticking with us. We hope you are occasionally inspired to make stuff too. Let us know when you do. We have […]

List for Christmas Future

January 1, 2011

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We had a lovely and quite white Christmas and New Year. But I was left with a slight feeling of disappointment in myself under a general sub-heading of ‘Must-Try-Harder’. I was about to write a list of things to do differently next year, but I just know I’ll lose it so here it is, preserved […]