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Vanilla, Strawberry and Elderflower Cake: Clandestine Cake Club

Vanilla, Strawberry and Elderflower Cake: Clandestine Cake Club

Six weeks have passed and now it’s time for the next Chester Clandestine Cake Club, this time the theme was British Tea Party.  As soon as I found out the theme I began researching and I was looking forward to the challenge!

My initial thoughts were to do a Rose Garden Cake but rose is not my favourite flavour so I decided to go down the more seasonal route, strawberries came to mind instantly and to give it a twist I added in elderflower.

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Lemon and Mascarpone Blondies

Lemon and Mascarpone Blondies

I love brownies, who doesn’t? I’ve been meaning to make some brownies for a while but I wanted to experiment with some other flavours rather than go down the typical chocolate route (although this would be good too). Routing around the cupboard I had a few ingredients I wanted to use up, after some looking around I found this recipe.

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Orange and Ginger Ale Jelly

Orange and Ginger Ale Jelly

I’ve been given a vintage jelly mould from Dales mum and dad so the first opportunity I got I wanted to give it a try. I had a pile of oranges to use up so I knew I was making orange jelly but I wanted to add another flavour. I raided my cupboards and found some ginger ale I needed to use up, although it does not compare to some of the infusions my friend over at Infusapalooza does, it worked.  I hope she can inspire me to come up with some better jelly flavour combinations.

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French Toast with Rhubarb Compote

French Toast with Rhubarb Compote

I have been neglecting my little blog of late due to crazy times at work. Last weekend was finally going to be my weekend of catching up and baking up some wonders in the kitchen. The weather then decided to be lovely so the last thing I wanted to do was haul myself in a baking hot kitchen, so once again me little blog was abandoned. I did however have some time to whip up this recipe for our lazy Sunday morning brunch, I had some rhubarb from our veg box and had always wanted to give French toast a try.

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

This week has been one of those weeks, work has dominated a lot of it and the rest has been taken up with general boring life admin. I’ve not had much time to bake so when my best friend invited Dale and I around for tea, I had no excuse but to bake a lovely pudding. As time has been precious I decided on a cheesecake as it’s simple and doesn’t require hours of beating, sifting or baking in the oven.