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Gaby's Bakery - Mini Egg Easter Nests

Gaby's Bakery - Mini Egg Easter Nests

March 29, 2024

The twins hijacked the kitchen this week as they're now off school for the Easter break. I love it when they get involved as they're both keen cooks and make an entertaining double act. This recipe involves a lot of chocolate and shredded wheat. The shredded wheat playing a large role in the textural experience which really makes this both an attractive and taste-bud titillating treat. 

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Gaby's Bakery - Hot Cross Loaf

Gaby's Bakery - Hot Cross Loaf

March 19, 2024

We’re in the foothills of Easter and I’ve wondered why celebratory cakes from England, Israel, and Greece are all quite similar. Hot Cross Buns, Challah and Tsoureki all vary a little around a brioche type of cake bread. A similar Panettoni form of bread was also a Roman favourite.

 

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Gaby's Bakery - Individual Mini Egg Easter Cakes

Gaby's Bakery - Individual Mini Egg Easter Cakes

March 16, 2024

Here's a way to bring some colour and the joys of Spring into the home. I had to barricade the chocolate eggs from the family whilst baking, else I'd have had none left for the cakes.

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Gaby's Bakery - Easter Shortbread Biscuits

Gaby's Bakery - Easter Shortbread Biscuits

March 07, 2024

Our twins love baking. Here's are very easy recipes that the kids can help with. 

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Gaby's Bakery - Gluten Free Peach & Olive Oil Cake

Gaby's Bakery - Gluten Free Peach & Olive Oil Cake

February 23, 2024

“The pictures are a bit boring but the cake is nice.” I said to Michael as he advanced to taste it. “Wow! That’s fantastic." He replied. "The perfect balance of lightness, moistness and crumb. The sweet peach plays nicely off the

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Gaby's Bakery - Chocolate Tahini Crunch

Gaby's Bakery - Chocolate Tahini Crunch

February 16, 2024

really quick and easy recipe for a moreish snack. Tahini has featured in both our family cultures whether in hummus, halva, baba ghanoush etc. and is used widely in cuisines of the Middle East, Mediterranean, and...

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Gaby's Bakery - Valentine's Jammy Dodgers

Gaby's Bakery - Valentine's Jammy Dodgers

February 08, 2024

The Valentine holiday has origins in the pagan festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February, to celebrate the coming of Spring. It included fertility rites where men would strip naked and sacrifice a goat, and a lottery where boys drew names of girls from a box.

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Gaby's Bakery - Chocolate & Chestnut Pavé

Gaby's Bakery - Chocolate & Chestnut Pavé

February 03, 2024

The term "pavé", from French, sounds romantic but actually means cobblestone. In cooking and baking it usually refers to a square or oblong block of food. Less romantic sounding, so we'll stick with pavé and nonetheless, this looks gorgeous and tastes even better.

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Gaby's Bakery - Lakkris Toppar – Icelandic chocolate cornflake cookies

Gaby's Bakery - Lakkris Toppar – Icelandic chocolate cornflake cookies

January 26, 2024

“Try this.” I said to my passing taster. “I don’t like meringues.” Michael replied. “They’re too sweet, too hard and explode in a mess once you bite them.” “Try this.” I persisted

 

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Gaby's Bakery - Sesame Chocolate

Gaby's Bakery - Sesame Chocolate

January 19, 2024

This simple combination with dark chocolate is easy to make and exquisitely tasty. Popular in cuisines around the world, sesame is the oldest domesticated oilseed crop, having been cultivated for over 5000 years - mainly in India...

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Gaby's Bakery - Twabaa – Algerian Lemon & Olive Oil Cookies

Gaby's Bakery - Twabaa – Algerian Lemon & Olive Oil Cookies

January 13, 2024

There are lots of themes in cuisine that run through much of Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle and Near East. The conquering of lands and the migrations of people shared new recipes across cultures. Michael tells me these are very similar to Greek Koulourakia 

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Gaby's Bakery - Vasilopita - Greek New Year Cake

Gaby's Bakery - Vasilopita - Greek New Year Cake

January 06, 2024

This is one of those simple looking cakes that's absolutely moreish so takes some self-discipline once you start eating. Traditionally made for the Greek Orthodox New Year on January 14th following the Julian calendar, it's baked with a coin to represent good fortune and prosperity

 

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