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Emma Hannigan’s Gingerbread Cake

As it’s the 1st December we’re starting to get Christmassy here at Bookends HQ. To kick things off we’ve got a wonderful recipe for a delicious Gingerbread Cake from author Emma Hannigan. ‘This recipe is one of my all time favourites. I’m a chocoholic so it takes a really delicious treat to entice me toward […]

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Weekend Recipe: Claus Meyer’s Smoked Salmon

As we enter autumn, ­­it’s time to embrace the seasonality of our Nordic neighbours and get the most from the food and flavours in season. This week, we’re sharing one of our favourite recipes from The Nordic Kitchen by Claus Meyer. 150g pearl barley (uncooked) 300ml water sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper 1 […]

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How to get creative in the kitchen this summer – no oven required!

The sun has finally got his hat on and we’re eager to dust off the BBQ’s and pull out our picnic blankets over at Bookends HQ! So if you’re like us and are aiming to be the hostess with the mostess (or host with the most of course) then why not try rustling up something a little different this summer? […]

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Celebrate National Vegetarian Week with a delicious Golden Vegetable Tagine from Heat

If you’re looking to try something different and add a little spice into your kitchen in honour of National Vegetarian Week, then we’ve got a delicious recipe extract from Kay Plunkett-Hogge’s new cookbook HEAT  for you to try. Traditionally, tagines are cooked in their namesake domed clay dishes, set upon open fires, but this one is a […]

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Spice up your dinner table tonight with Kay Plunkett-Hogge’s Chilli Key Lime Pie

Here, the classic key lime pie is given a little heat thanks to the jalapeño chillies. Key limes are small green limes with a sharp citrus bite. They come from Florida where, unfortunately for the rest of us, they have a very short season – so if you can find them, lucky you! The rest of us will have to […]

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Recipe: Xochi Balfour’s Lamb Tagine with Cauliflower and Parsnip Couscous

Now spring has finally sprung we’re looking to change-up our dinners for something a bit more seasonal. Blogger Xochi Balfour, ‘The Naturalista’, has just the thing for those lazy summer evenings with a beautiful lamb tagine from her debut book THE NATURALISTA. Full of recipes for nourishing meals and natural beauty treatments, Balfour will inspire you […]

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The Clandestine Cake Club’s ultimate Easter recipe: Pistachio and fruit Simnel cake

Feeling fed up of chocolate already? Here’s a recipe for a delicious and different Easter cake from Lynn Hill’s The Clandestine Cake Club: A Year of Cake . A traditional Simnel cake has a thin layer of marzipan baked into the centre and is decorated with a circle of marzipan on top. This cake is a little different because it […]

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Magic Pancakes

This recipe uses basic science to fascinating effect – colourchanging pancakes, packed with goodness, all thanks to grated beetroot and a few common ingredients. (more…)

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Weekend Recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Black Velvet Cake

  SERVES 10–12 Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus chilling Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes, plus extra for greasing 250ml chocolate stout or Guinness 100g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 35g cocoa powder 400g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 142g natural yogurt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 275g plain flour 2½ teaspoons […]

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Recipe: Gizzi’s Harissa Prawns with Cauliflower Couscous & Roasted Vegetables

Gizzi Erskine shares a recipe from her brand new book Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite. Serves 2 Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus marinating Cooking time: 50 minutes (more…)

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