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Hot Cross Buns

My earliest memories of hot cross buns are waking up on Easter Sunday by the spicy smell wafting through the house. My dad loved warming up hot cross buns for a special breakfast, delicious with some butter and a sprinkling…

St Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day and this year, like last year, it will be a very different event in Ireland. There will be no marches and bands, no get-togethers and parties. People are encouraged to stay home. Celebrating only online….

German Coffee Cake recipe

Over the weekend I was going through my recipe books for cake-inspiration and found this German Coffee Cake recipe by Jamie Oliver. In his introduction Jamie says that this is his homage to the German or Saxon Streuselkuchen. This translates…

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

It was during the first lockdown, way back in March last year, that people started baking banana bread, more than usual. Banana bread usually gets baked when you look at the fruit bowl and see three overripe bananas … So,…

Two Books Two Reviews

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, published by GP Putnam’s Sons. Many people who I perceive as avid readers and…

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