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Google Buns

I think I read the Enid Blyton stories of The “Faraway Tree” in the Enchanted Wood a gazillion times growing up. I recently bought a new copy just to re-live the great stories. The stories tell the tale of three children that move into a house next to an Enchanted Wood and find a tree… Continue reading Google Buns

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Bananaman – Banana Cake

This is an homage to all thing BANANA! Remember this from the 80s….”this is 29 Acacia road, and this is Eric, a schoolboy who lives an amazing double life. Because when Eric eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman, ever alert for the call to action.” It had hilarious voice overs from… Continue reading Bananaman – Banana Cake

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The Moog Coffee Eclairs

“One of the nicest of all the small people that live in Doiley Wood, is the Moog. Not the brightest of animals perhaps, but a heart of gold. It is thought that he might be some type of dog. But no one is quite sure.” “I think I am a doggy!” This is one of… Continue reading The Moog Coffee Eclairs

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Princess Bubblegum Passionfruit Cake

Oh my GLOB! If you haven’t seen Adventure Time on the Cartoon Network – go and watch it immediately. Its almost impossible to explain. Its a mash-up of Japanese anime and fairy tales, sprinkled with psychedelic magic dust. Its dark and twisted and light and joyful all at the same time. Some of the crazy… Continue reading Princess Bubblegum Passionfruit Cake

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Treacle Scones and the Well of Malevolent Evil

The Well of Malevolent Evil,┬áby Bananamondaes. “They all knew it was there. The well of Malevolent Evil. All the villagers steered clear of it. The local birds refused to perch on it. Flowers refused to grow near it. And yet, there it stood, in the midst of the Darewood common, a mere stone’s throw from… Continue reading Treacle Scones and the Well of Malevolent Evil

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Hamburgers, Berliners and Franzbrotchen

No recipe this week – but mainly because I’m recovering from the after-effects of a long weekend in Germany where I ate precisely the following: Sushi, elderflower and mint Prosecco cocktail (check out the recipe here), tomatoes stuffed with mozzarella, fresh seeded rolls, hard boiled eggs, cold meats and cheeses, ham omelette chocolate and maple… Continue reading Hamburgers, Berliners and Franzbrotchen

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Beautiful Bunnies & Chocolate Cupcakes

BUNNIES!!!! This is a gratuitous bunny laden, chocolate clad post. And because I can’t pick just one bunny book to talk about. I’m going to talk about lots of them, old and new. My favourite fictional rabbits are probably, the White Rabbit, Brer Rabbit, Peter Rabbit, Miffy, any rabbit drawn by Richard Scarry and the… Continue reading Beautiful Bunnies & Chocolate Cupcakes

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Snow White Cream Buns

“Once upon a time in the depth of winter, when the flakes of snow were falling like feathers from the clouds, a Queen sat at her palace window…looking out at the snow, she pricked her finger, and three drops of blood fell upon the snow. Because the red looked so well upon the white she… Continue reading Snow White Cream Buns

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Seinfeld’s Chocolate Babka

“You can’t beat a Babka” I am addicted to Seinfeld – as much as I am addicted to coconut. Maybe more so? For those of you who don’t know it – it was an American sitcom that ran through the 80s and was essentially a show…about nothing. Although, nothing being the everyday annoyances, faux pas,… Continue reading Seinfeld’s Chocolate Babka

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Hobbit Food

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” I am definitely… Continue reading Hobbit Food

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Santa’s Pies and Rudolf’s Cookies

If the weather outside is frightful – but your fire is quite delightful – then get cooking some Christmas treats for Santa and Rudolf to go under your tree. I’d like to say that the tradition of leaving cookies and mulled wine for Santa Claus is lost in the mists of time, but unfortunately, Wikipedia… Continue reading Santa’s Pies and Rudolf’s Cookies

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Noggin the Nog – Eggnog

“In the lands of the north where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell a tale, they tell of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs and how he sailed to the land… Continue reading Noggin the Nog – Eggnog