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Review – Bourgee, Afternoon Tea on the Lawn [Essex & Suffolk]

 An afternoon tea with a lot of style and flare, this treat from Bourgee makes a real change from scones and tea, bringing the concept into the modern day.  Afternoon tea is a concept born in the nineteenth century by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who complained of
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Cake and Bake wonderland hits the capital this weekend

This weekend the Cake & Bake show arrives in London once more. Head down to ExCeL for the UK’s biggest baking show, packed full of deliciously sweet treats, celebrity appearances and more stalls and shops that you can shake your wooden spoon at.  Some of this
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Recipe – Rich and Dark Old Speckled Hen Chocolate Cake

Chocolate and beer aren’t always something you’d put together, but this great recipe from Old Speckled Hen combined rich and dark beer with beautiful chocolate flavours – this will definitely be a winner with the adults in the family this Chocolate Week. 
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Competition: win tickets to the Chocolate Show, London

Next week sees the start of National Chocolate Week and we can’t wait! We will be posting recipes, news, reviews and more throughout the week but our friends over at the Chocolate Show have given us a special present in the form of a pair of tickets to the show
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Looking for something tasty to do this weekend? Visit the Cake & Bake show London

This weekend sees the return of the Cake & Bake show to London’s Earls Court. As usual the show is bursting with exhibitors, seminars and celebrity bakers all waiting to whet your appetite for baking. Visit the show from Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October and
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Recipe: Jelly Belly Patriot Cake

Nothing says British like the Union Jack flag or a bit of afternoon tea, so why not combine both for the ultimate celebration of Britishness? Jelly Belly UK has worked with Helen Best-Shaw from www.fussfreeflavours.com to create this big British beauty of a cake.  
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Review: Tiptree Jam Factory, Tea Rooms and Museum

A fun day out in the Essex countryside, with good food, good tea and beautiful surroundings.  I have lived in Essex for most of my life but, as many others would probably say, I don’t always make the most of my surroundings. Tiptree is a small village about 15 minutes
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Dan, Dan the Baking Man

For me baking has always been, and always will be, about friends and family. I’ve never wanted to be a professional baker as 1. I don’t believe I am quite up to scratch yet and 2. Baking is at its most fun when you are baking for loved ones. I am also very lucky that I come from
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The building blocks of baking: basic sponge cake

I was taught how to make a sponge mix at a ridiculously early age, so young in fact that I can’t remember exactly when it was. My Mum taught me how to cook and by about age 8, she generally left me to it to cook cakes on my own, as her guidance was no longer needed. I want to
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