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Coffee and Walnut Cake for Apron Lovers

Coffee and Walnut Cake for Apron Lovers

Coffee and Walnut Cake Three tiers of gluten free cake joy, right here.   You’ll need three 20cm round cake tins, lined with greaseproof paper, and your oven set to 180c, (170c for Fan). Plus a stand mixer, to take the strain.   Source 9 large eggs, separated 375g sugar 400g ground almonds 130g walnuts, medium chopped 2 tsp baking powder, (check if gluten free, if needs) 3 tsp instant coffee mixed with 3 tbsp just-boiled water Pinch of salt For the frosting 200g butter (I use Vegan Block as I’m dairy-free and can’t bear margarine) 400g icing sugar 4-8...

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The Story of an Outstanding Apron.

The Story of an Outstanding Apron.

Hey, Can I tell you a story? Yesterday, a comment dropped in on our Facebook page. “Far too expensive,” it read. Hmm, I thought, this resonates.  So I took a breath and engaged. "We're all about bucking fast fashion," I wrote, "Our handmade aprons are built to last.  And every sale supports skilled industry here in the UK.” I’m on a roll now, “Our fabric is chosen for the long haul. The linen just gets better with age. Quality costs money but doesn’t waste.  Like real food, sustainable choices help build better communities and protect our planet.” Another breath. And another response, “A lot of...

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Pulling through..

Pulling through..

Hey, how are you? Walking with friends recently, we got to really ask each other that question. How are you? How have these past six months been for you? We talked about the confusion, the worry and yes, the fear. One friend described how her first trip to the supermarket ended with her sobbing in the car. And I thought, omg - that happened to me too. The stress, the fear, the unfamiliarity in such an every day setting during those early days, was overwhelming. We all felt it. And we carried on. Carried on caring for our loved ones,...

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Apple & Maple Windfall Muffins - Dairy Free

Apple & Maple Windfall Muffins - Dairy Free

So it's that time of year when apples appear at my doorstep. Folk who know that I love to cook, drop their windfalls at my door, in exchange for bakes further down the track. It's a fair exchange. And tasty too. These are breakfast muffins, not too sweet and bursting with fruit. I've made them dairy free, although your choice of yoghurt is up to you - it's simply the acidity that we need in the mix for a light and fluffy crumb. Source 4 eating apples, cut into small chunks - no need to peel 250g self raising flour...

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