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The best Kinder Bueno cheesecake in 5 easy steps! A perfect cake to impress at birthdays and special occasions

  • 300g biscuits (digestive is best)
  • 150g butter not margarine
  • 350mls of fresh whipped cream
  • 450g philadelphia cheese
  • 150g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 5 - 6 Kinder Bueno chocolate bars
4.2/5 (454 Votes)

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I find cookies are the easiest bakes that one can opt for

  • For Cookies
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • For Chocolate Layer
  • 200 grams of dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Some sprinkles (optional)
3.5/5 (175 Votes)

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Pizza dough is simply mixing flour with water and adding yeast, oil and salt

  • To make 1 large family pizza (6 people):
  • 20 g of fresh baker's yeast
  • 15 ml water (at room temperature)
  • 250 g of white bread flour (or if you can find fine Italian flour ‘00’ it’s even better)
  • 5 cl of olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt.
3.5/5 (139 Votes)

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American pancakes are thick, fluffy pancakes with a sponge, light texture

  • 230 g plain flour (or self raising flour)
  • 1-2 tsp baking powder (if you are using plain flour)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 300 ml milk
  • 2 large eggs (free range)
  • 35 grams melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Sunflower oil
3.4/5 (138 Votes)

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This is my grandma’s recipe for apple pie that I have been using for years and no other recipe beats it in my opi...

  • 75g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 300 g plain flour
  • grated rind from one lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 packet of lievito vanigliato (vanilla baking powder
  • or 2 tsp baking powder and a dribble of vanilla essence)
  • 5 apples
  • sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
4.1/5 (78 Votes)

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A banana recipe for people who don't like bananas

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 170g (6oz) (just) melted butter
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda in 1tbsp water
  • 170g (6oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 255-285g (9 oz-10oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
3.4/5 (132 Votes)

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Bash potato for the simple sort

  • 4 peeled large potatoes
  • hand full of spinach
  • hand-full of kale
  • hand-full of baby tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • herbs of your choice
  • salt and pepper
3.4/5 (128 Votes)

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This is effectively a cheats version of the French classic, yet still utterly moreish and crowd pleasing, as well a

  • - 4-6 apples - depending on size of pan
  • - 100g sugar
  • - 6 small knobs butter
  • - 1 fresh vanilla pod
  • - 1 sheet puff pastry
  • - A generous swig of calvados
  • armagnac or brandy
  • - creme fraiche to serve
3.4/5 (129 Votes)

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Blackberry studded sponge topped with a layer of apples and oat-y crumble

  • For the crumble topping:
  • 60g plain flour
  • 30g rolled oats
  • 70g light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • For the sponge:
  • 3 apples
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 140g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 80ml whole milk
  • 100g blackberries
  • cut in half
4/5 (74 Votes)

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This is a beginner's recipe guide to easy macaron making

  • 1 cup (100g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 (55g) cup caster sugar
  • Ffilling:
  • 1 1/2 cups softened unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup (75g) icing sugar
3/5 (152 Votes)

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