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Chewy bakery style cookies


Cookies come in all shapes and sizes, and believe me, I love them all. From crumbly, buttery, melt in the mouth bites, to big, doughy lumps of flour and cocoa, I’ve spent my life devouring as many of them as possible. However, for me, nothing beats those big, chewy bakery style cookies – the kind you get in bags from the supermarket, 5 for £1.

I’ve spent many moons searching for a recipe that allows me to make them at home, a low and behold, I’ve found it! I adapted the basic dough from this recipe and chucked whatever I had in the cupboard (six cookies and cream Kit Kats and two bags of chocolate buttons, in case you were wondering) but the beauty of the recipe is that you can literally add whatever you like. Chocolate, nuts, fruit, oats – the possibilities are endless and oh so delicious. Mix it up and let me know what works for you!

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Banana “ice cream”

The weather has been glorious recently, and like a true Brit I have been stripping down to a sundress and flip-flops, developing embarrassingly mis-matched tan lines and eating my own body weight in barbeque food and 99s. Whilst this is an incredibly enjoyable and highly recommended endeavor, I realised (when I eventually came crashing down from the sugar high) that it might be prudent to come up with an ice cream that was still cool and sweet, but a little more nutritious. This quest turned out to be surprisingly easy, because I discovered a magical secret.

You can turn these poor neglected things:


into this amazingly tasty thing:

Banana ice cream

with a method that is incredibly simple and doesn’t even require an ice-cream maker.

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