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Dorset Apple Cake Recipe with Travelodge Foodies

I love cake! But baking, I’ve never been so good at. Recently Travelodge asked me, as part of their Travelodge Foodies campaign, to cook some regional cuisine from Bournemouth.

I scoured the internet for dishes native to Bournemouth and one of the things that came up was the Dorset Apple Cake. Cake. Decision made.

Like I said, I’m not very good at baking, but the recipe seemed pretty simple and wouldn’t take long to throw together, so I figured I was onto a winner. And I was!Continue reading

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The Ultimate Chocolate Orange Cake

I don’t often post a lot of recipes on here. I like to eat, I like to cook, but I’m not hugely accomplished in the kitchen and don’t always have a lot of time. But when Valentine’s Day loomed, I knew I had to surprise hubby with something he’d love…welcome The Ultimate Chocolate Orange Cake!

Now as I say, I’m not accomplished, so I totally followed a recipe for this one, but added in my own tweaks to make it to mine and hubby’s taste and maximise on the chocolatey-oranginess (that is a word!).Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut butter and Brownies. Peanut butter brownies. Everything about this sounds right doesn’t it! Two of my favourite things combined in one delicious scrumptious pudding (or Sunday afternoon snack like I had them).

So when chilling out on the couch one weekend with nothing much to do and in definite need of some comfort food, I thought I might try my hand at creating my own peanut butter brownies. After all, with the new house comes a new domestic goddess me (yeh right!). So I donned my polka-dot apron, searched through the cupboards for the ingredients and tottered about the kitchen in my Betty Draper-esque way.

The best thing about this recipe is it’s super easy! And you probably have most of the ingredients already in the house. It takes about 15 minutes to prep and 20-25 minutes to bake…so for you fellow novice bakers, this one will impress!Continue reading