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Bake Off Final Day

It’s Bake Off Final day!!! I’m away tonight so can I just ask the internet to not give ANY plot spoilers or make too much of a fuss please? If you are facing GBBO withdrawal symptoms I may have the solution. A day with me at the award-winning Ashburton Cookery School for a Great British

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Baking lessons

How about a day of you and I in a kitchen, baking all day long? Sounds great, right? I am incredibly excited to be working with the award-winning Ashburton Cookery School. Just on the southern edge of Dartmoor Ashburton is an amazing purpose built cookery school with the most wonderful facilities and equipment. Because they

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Latest bakes

I haven’t posted any pictures of recent bakes lately so here is a bundt cake (sticky almond and

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Paella for 80

So I had a birthday party at the weekend and I wanted to serve cream tea, undoubtedly one of the best things about being in Devon is the right obligation to eat scones, jam and clotted cream at will. I also wanted to cook one of my favourite dishes ever, paella. But I had invited around

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Exeter food festival

Last year Michael Caines asked me to do a demo at the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink. I ¬†over-ran by 15minutes into HIS cooking slot. I thought I would be lucky to be asked back but instead he didn’t just ask me to come back he asked me to help create a

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Easter baking and radio show

Can it really be Easter already? I have to admit that without the structure of school’s terms to guide me through I spend a lot less time wishing for the holidays to arrive and am more often surprised by how quickly the time has passed. You may have listened in to my Christmas special radio

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Comic Relief GBBO

It’s Comic Relief time again soon and this is going to be a good one starting tonight with

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Inheritance bakes

CALLING DEVON BAKERS! For an upcoming Devon Life piece I am exploring traditional family bakes; inheritance recipes that are passed down in families. I want to hear from you about the bakes that you grew up with – especially if they are something a bit different. Like my nan’s Tantatellums; no-one has ever heard of

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Advent Day 23 – ultimate gravy

The gravy is really important to the perfect roast. I am no stranger to a packet gravy and

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Christmas kitchen fails

Sometimes it just doesn’t look in reality the way you planned it. I wanted my house to look like Mary Berry’s – elegant, enchanting and at the same time accomplished. Instead it looks like it was made by someone who was blindfolded. And hanging from something. While the cake was on a turntable. It will

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Advent Day 22 – Meaty trimmings

If you ordered your meat from a farm shop or butchers the chances are today is the day

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Advent Day 21- boozy prunes

What could be more Christmassy than prunes steeped in alcohol? They are great in trifles, tiramisu, or chopped