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Homemade caramel popcorn

Popcorn

Recently, the weather’s been rubbish, money has been tight, and consequently I’ve spent a lot of my time wrapped up in a duvet binge watching Netflix. Whilst this is a pleasant activity in itself, I’ve also discovered that it can be significantly improved by the addition of snacks – and this homemade caramel popcorn (from What Charlotte Eats) is up there with the best of them.

One of the great things about this popcorn recipe is that you literally need five ingredients – oil, kernels, butter, sugar and syrup (hey, I said it was easy, not healthy!) – and it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. If it’s raining, cold, or generally miserable where you are, fire up your laptop, put your pan on the stove and get popping.

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Easter bunny gingerbread

bunnies

If there’s one thing my friends and family love about me (read: mock me mercilessly for) it’s my love of a good childhood craft project, and you can’t get much more delightfully childish than these utterly adorable Easter bunny biscuits. Cut from sweet, spicy gingerbread, topped with a generous layer of royal icing and studded with a selection of pick and mix favourites, they conjure up memories of smearing fondant over digestives and calling it cooking, and will make a fun, festive addition to any Easter table.
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Peaches and cream cupcakes

Peaches and cream cupcakes

The Hummingbird Bakery is one of my favourite London food spots. I love their baked goods so much that I dragged my entire family to the South Kensington branch on the day of my graduation, dressed up in all their finery, just to get my hands on one of their cupcakes. When my long suffering boyfriend presented me with their Cupcakes and Muffins cookbook on my 21st birthday, he won such major man points he’s still practically off the scale now, nearly two years later.

These peaches and cream cupcake recipes is one of my favourite discoveries from the collection. They’re incredibly decadent and super sugary – I have a ridiculously sweet tooth and even I can only handle half at a time – but trust me, they’re totally worth the calorie splurge. Plus, they contain fruit, so you can count them as one of your 5 a day.

Well, almost.

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Caramelised red onion chutney

Caramelised red onion chutney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The men in my life are notoriously difficult to buy for. I’ve brought endless amounts of books, jumpers and hopelessly ugly novelty socks over the years, but I still feel like the presents that I buy for them never quite hit the mark. So this year, I’ve taken a new approach. This year, I’m gifting food.

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