Apple Cheesecake with Maple Butterscotch Sauce

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// This recipe comes from a desire to use up some cooked apples in the freezer, and turned into a pretty tasty desert for a dinner party! It's a take on a Nigella Lawson recipe that my mum usually uses - but because of a lack of some ingredients and a love of maple syrup, it's evolved a little bit! P.S. I'd avoid calorie counting for this recipe! For this tasty desert you'll need: For the cheesecake 250g Hobnob biscuits 75g soft butter 700g full fat cream cheese  100g caster sugar 4 eggs and one extra egg yolk 125ml double cream 2 tablespoons cornflour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cooked apples (if you don't have any frozen, all you need to do is slice some apples into fairly ... read more

Red Velvet Brownies

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// If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I love baking and I love red velvet cake, in fact, I would go so far as to say that it's my specialty bake! So when mum found The Londoner's recipe for red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream I couldn't resist trying them out. Full credit to The Londoner for the original recipe - I only made a few little modifications, so check out her initial post here for her recipe. To make these delicious pieces of yummyness you'll need: For the brownies: 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder  2 tbsp red food colouring (I used a tube of food colouring paste) 2 tsp pure vanilla extract  1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room ... read more

Introducing Rennes #1

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// Everyone says that your year abroad is one of the best experiences of your life: maybe the only chance you get to live somewhere completely different and experience a whole new culture. And this was the view I had when I first moved to Rennes... It's just a pity that all the uni work kicked in and I don't have enough time to enjoy my wonderful surroundings. So here's a very short introduction to Rennes, the beautiful city I'm living in for a year. They say a picture says a thousand words, so I'll make sure this post is full of photos for you to actually see Rennes through my eyes (and my lens!).  If you don't know where Rennes is (and I wouldn't be surprised if you don't) ... read more

Miss Saigon The Musical

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// Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love musicals, the theatre and getting dressed up, which means that when anyone suggests going to the theatre, especially in London, I can't resist! This time it was a very spontaneous trip to see Miss Saigon with the mister that took me up to London. I always used to think that getting theatre tickets was either super expensive, or that you had to book in advance, but recently I've been proven wrong. We managed to snag some incredible seats at an even better price - and we only booked 2 days in advance! For any of you who don't know much about musicals, or who just haven't seen Miss Saigon, I warn you now, it isn't as cheery as other ... read more