Copycat Rakusen’s fruit flapjacks!

I recently received some terrible news. Are you sitting down? Rakusen’s are discontinuing their fruit flapjacks. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I know I can’t be alone in feeling devastated, as almost everyone I’ve mentioned it to has said, “but they’re the best thing they make!” Sadly, …

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted British (Christian) food traditions, largely without a second thought. No-one would look askance at a Jewish family tucking into turkey and mince pies in December, or …

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Nobbly-bobbly spiced chocolate biscoff fruit & nut crispy cake bites

Catchy title, no? Kipper had a friend to stay on a sleepover – you can’t begin to imagine the excitement – and ever neurotic about them running out of fun activities, I came up with far too many things for them to do. (In the event, they mostly just played nicely …

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Roasted butternut squash with fruity brown rice

Roasted butternut squash with fruity brown rice

Kipper insisted that we bought a butternut squash last time we saw one in the supermarket. I’m not sure what she wanted to do with it, and she mostly seemed to forget about it when we got it home. Although intermittently she remembered (usually when we opened the fridge and she …

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Cinnamon buns with raisins & maple syrup glaze – boozls!

cinnamon buns

Kipper got a new book every night of Chanukah. Her favourite one was The Goldilocks Variations, by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg. It starts off with a retelling of the traditional Goldilocks story and gets sillier and sillier. In the first story we learn that “Bears love buns” – especially warm, …

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Egg- & dairy-free spiced apple & raisin cupcakes

spiced apple and raisin cupcake

I’ve made this cupcake recipe dozens, maybe even hundreds of times. It’s completely fool-proof. Or so I thought. I usually make the cupcakes in little paper cupcake cases, but this time, I thought I’d try out my new fancy-shmancy heart-shaped silicon cake moulds (courtesy of the John Lewis clearance). Well, …

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