Raspberry Roulade

Lesley Holdship - Home Economist, Food Stylist & Recipe Writer

Cupcake wars!

Sat, Jun 2 2012
I have long since been making a cake in a muffin tin but not calling it a cupcake. The term has exploded in to people's consciousness and become big business in more ways than just making them. Aside from that, it has also been a bugbear of mine though, when people call an individual cake a muffin. Here we have 2 completely different animals one made with a different method to the other, producing
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Gotta love the rain!

Fri, Apr 27 2012
Today took a lovely, unexpected turn. My friend's daughter spent the morning with us and then the rain decided to visit too! All a fabulous recipe for doing some baking, me thinks!I have a really small house with 2 cupboards full of baking ingredients, both of which get topped up when I write recipes. So I dug deep down and found all sorts of jewels. Well, maybe I mean many bags of opened flaked almonds,
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gifts for friends!

Fri, Jan 20 2012
I love nothing more than taking something home-made as a gift when invited out to supper. Quite often, taking wine or a bottle is kind of redundant as the host will have most likely shopped for everything anyway!So, our friend whom we visited tonight, really loves shortbread and brownies. And luckily for me, particularly the ones I make. So my son, Harley's choice was to take some shortbread. I bought
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chocolate lovers!

Sun, Nov 21 2010
Chocolate is a bit of a niggle for me!. When I speak with people about it I am always in shock about the kind they like. I am sorry to say I am just a chocolate snob. I only like cocoa from South America, I only like milk with no less than 34% solids and I don't like chocolate that says it's chocolate when it clearly is not! It's like Macdonalds saying they are a restaurant when they are clearly not!I
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heavenly chocolate

Tue, Oct 12 2010
It’s most certainly coming up to the time of year when our thoughts are turned towards chocolate. The shops are stocking up for Christmas! And I don’t care what men say about not eating it as I know this to be an untruth! Amongst many I know anyway! The nights are turning cold and dark now and a good piece of chocolate suits the mood. But for me, I need a bar of chocolate that does actually taste
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twisted christmas!

Tue, Dec 15 2009
christmas is a time when oranges seem to come into their own. foods flavoured with oranges. oranges made into decorations and beautiful clementines still with fragrant leaves attached which look so festive! I love this recipe. in fact, my dad had it in a lovely village restaurant in deepest france and we both have made our own version. so, a lovely seasonal treat the product of chinese whispers.
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e numbers.

Tue, Sep 8 2009
As a rule, I don't care for buying branded icecreams for home consumption, instead I plump for Aldi's fantastic creations. They are of a practical size, use real vanilla, only seem to have the ingredients in that should be and they are reasonably priced. But in my local supermarket recently, they had 2 boxes of ice lollies for £3.00. We love a Fab every so often so I bought a box of 8 and then chose
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