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Bookish Bakes: Zed’s Cornish Saffron Buns

April 29, 2021
A paperback copy of Zed and the Cormorants standing upright on a chunky grey knitted blanket. In front of the book is a wooden plate with Cornish Saffron Buns piled on top with an origami Cormorant

AD – This post is in collaboration with Arachne Press for Zed and the Cormorants by Clare Owen. Have you ever read a book and instantly wanted to run off and travel to where it was set? Or recreate a tasty treat that was briefly mentioned, and you were curious to try it for yourself?  That was me when I read Clare Owen’s Zed and the Cormorants and since travelling to Cornwall is currently impossible, I decided to settle and…

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Bookish Bakes: Winnie the Pooh Honey Centred Pop Cakes

January 18, 2021
A yellow honey jar with honey popcakes flowing out. There is a small collection outside with a honey stick drizzling honey over them.

When I was younger, I adored watching and reading Winnie the Pooh. It’s a childhood classic, and for me, I believe it’s one you continue to carry with you for the rest of your life. At least, that’s how it is for me.  Why? Because Winnie the Pooh is a story about imagination and something we all did as children, play make-believe. Perhaps, we didn’t all have a hundred-acre wood just outside our homes, but did it really matter? We…

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Bookish Bakes: Cinnamon Popcorn Muffins

October 19, 2020

I’ve always loved baking. Pulling together a collection of ingredients and transforming them into something delicious. For me, it’s like my own form of magic. When I was younger, if I had a bad day at school, I’d often move towards baking a cake before retreating into a book.  It didn’t matter how bad the day could get, because the ingredients were the same. I had each measurement memorised to the point that whenever I was weighing ingredients, it became…

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