• Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
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    Peanut Butter & Banana Brownies

    I’ve been looking for something special to bake¬†for my boyfriend’s birthday and yesterday I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter Brownies¬†on The Baker Chick’s blog. This was almost perfect but while he does love peanut butter and chocolate, his perfect pud isn’t complete without bananas so I thought I’d see what happened if I added some in! I’m a bit of a nightmare for measuring precisely so I’ve converted the original recipe into specifics as opposed to cups. For some reason I really enjoy measuring to exact amounts – I’m just weird that way! Ingredients: Chocolate Brownie Mix: 115g unsalted butter 85g dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa) 200g sugar 2…

  • White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
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    White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

    As it turns out, being a maker, baker, full time employee, girlfriend and friend means that there isn’t as much time for blog posts as I would like! After a hectic week I’m back in the saddle though with a recipe for a cheesecake that I made last weekend. This one was another request from my boyfriend (give in once and they start taking liberties…) but it turned out pretty tasty so it’s a good one for sharing and surprisingly, it isn’t too rich and doesn’t leave you feeling heavy. You’ll need: 170g raspberries (I used fresh but you can use frozen) 400g Philadelphia (or other soft cheese) 2 x…

  • Recipe for Key Lime Pie
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    Recipe for Key Lime Pie

    This weekend, after a failed attempt to order a slice from a local takeaway, my boyfriend asked me to make him a key lime pie. Despite having a very sweet tooth, he doesn’t usually benefit much from my baking as I either take it in to work or bake things as a challenge that he’s not that into. As requests from him are rare (and I’ve never made key lime pie before) I decided to oblige. Ingredients: 150g hobnobs 75g butter 3 egg yolks 397g can of condensed milk 4 limes 1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees centigrade 2. Put the biscuits in a food processor and blitz for…