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Fab pin cushion idea

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  • 09 April 2014
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Something different

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:18

Creamy Pineapple and Chocolate Eggs Makes 2 Ingredients 2 hollow chocolate eggs½ wheel of Castello Pineapple Halo cheese (or similar)4tbsp crème fraicheZest of 1 orange 1. Carefully slice the top off the chocolate eggs, using a hot knife dipped in water from a boiled kettle. Put them into egg cups.2. Put the cheese, crème fraiche and ¾ of the orange ...

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Top treats

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:18

Easter Chocolate Cupcakes Serves: 18-20Preparation time: 25 minutesCooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients114g (4oz) stork or similar115g (4oz) caster sugar2 large eggs115g (4oz) self-raising flour, sieved with 1 tbsp cocoa and ½ tsp baking powderIcing85g (3¼oz) stork or similar1-2 tbsp milk1 heaped tbsp cocoa225g (8oz) icing sugar (less 1 tbsp), sieved100g (3½oz) mini chocolate eggs, to decorate 1. Preheat the oven ...

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Easter treats

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:06

Spiced Chocolate and Orange Hot Cross Buns Serves:  8Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 225g (8oz) plain flour1 tsp salt25g (1oz) Stork or similar7g sachet fast action dried yeast40g (1½oz) sugar1 tbsp cocoa powder55g (2oz) milk chocolate, chopped55g (2oz) dried apricots, choppedZest of 1 orange1 level tsp mixed spice150ml (¼ pint) semi-skimmed milkCrosses25g (1oz) Stork or similar55g (2oz) ...

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Spring mackerel

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:01

Mackerel Tart Serves 4 Ingredients1 yellow pepper1 onion1 tomatoFreshly ground black pepper½ tsp dried mixed herbsSpray oil4 slices wholemeal bread1 egg2 x 125g cans of mackerel in tomato sauceFresh basil, to garnish 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Quarter the pepper and onion and halve the tomato. 2. Arrange in a shallow roasting tin, season well and sprinkle ...

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Spring Sardines

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 09:52

Sardines and Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes Serves 4 Ingredients142g (5oz) couscous5 large beef(steak) tomatoes1 red onion1 clove garlic1 red chilli1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground cumin3 tbsp coriander, freshly choppedFreshly ground black pepper3 x 120g cans of sardines in tomato sauce 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Soak the couscous according to packet instructions and set ...

Tissue Pouch Dispenser

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  • 08 April 2014
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Hotels with literary links

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Alex Frisby, 31 March 2014 14:59

Know your Eyre from your Austen? Discover our favourite hotels with bookish histories…   The Headland Newquay, CornwallYou may recognise this award-winning hotel (above right) with its stunning views of the Cornish coast, as it was the setting for the Roald Dahl film adaptation of The Witches. The Headland is also now home to Cornwall’s largest, and only ‘five bubble-rated’ spa, ...

Easter Card and Gift Box

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  • 28 March 2014
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Delicious desserts

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Alex Frisby, 28 March 2014 11:42

Baileys and Peanut Butter Choux Bun  Makes: 8A sweet, fluffy Choux Bun with a Baileys and Peanut Butter Cream centre, and topped with chocolate Ingredients125ml (4fl.oz) semi-skimmed milk 125ml (4fl.oz) water100g (3½oz) unsalted butter, diced½ tsp salt1 tsp caster sugar150g (5oz) plain flour 4 medium eggs Cream500ml (16fl.oz) semi-skimmed milk50ml (2fl.oz) Baileys Original Irish Cream (0.9 units)100g (3½oz) smooth peanut ...

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