Baking

Glazed Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

Glazed Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

Dainty glazed tea cakes, with the zing of citrus and crunch of poppy seeds, make a pretty addition to your spring table for dessert.

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Lemon Lavender Cake

Lemon Lavender Cake

Diana Henry’s recipe for Lemon Lavender Cake calls for dried lavender buds to be whizzed with sugar in the food processor, while yogurt and olive oil add fat and moisture. Below, I’ve got some useful tips on baking substitutions, ideas for using dried lavender, and information about cake soaks if you decide to make the recipe.

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Joy The Baker's Classic Lemon Bars

Joy The Baker's Classic Lemon Bars

I’ve posted about Joy The Baker’s Classic Lemon Bars once before. If you love a crisp, buttery, shortbread base topped with ooey, gooey, lemon curd then you NEED this recipe in your life.

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Dark Chocolate Brownies with Clementine Cream Cheese Swirl

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Clementine Cream Cheese Swirl

A mash-up of two recipes from The Brown Eyed Baker, these dark chocolate fudgy brownies are swirled through with clementine zest-flavoured cream cheese.

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Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Mint Frosting

Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Mint Frosting

I came up with the combo of rich, buttery chocolate shortbreads, sandwiched together with vanilla mint frosting, and rolled in crushed candy canes just in time for Christmas!

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