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It’s suddenly started feeling very autumnal! My favourite time of year, I’m definitely looking forward to making more comfort food dinners and bakes. I made these with Chloe a couple of weeks ago, she absolutely loves plums, so these went down a treat for breakfast at the weekend. Click here to see the recipe.

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I can’t resist making more than one Christmas cake and giving one as a Christmas present to our best friends is the perfect excuse to make another one! So here’s this years second cake, another silly design! Click here to read more.

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I saw this recipe in the Waitrose magazine last Christmas but didn’t get round to making it. It’s a recipe from John Whaite (who won GBBO in 2012) and it’s a perfect Christmas flavour combination of gingerbread and mincemeat, yummy! Click here to see the recipe.

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I volunteered to make some Christmas cupcakes for Emily’s Rainbow’s group for their final session of the year as they were having a Christmas party. Emily requested something with snowflakes, which is good as they were quick and easy to make. I also made the same for her teachers as Christmas presents too. Click here to find out more.

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Having warm muffins for breakfast is always a popular weekend treat in our house and these have a really lovely Christmas flavour. The squidgy warm marzipan pieces inside are very yummy. So why not give these a try, click here to see the recipe.

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Christmas cakes are my favourite type of cake to decorate, it’s how Em and I first got into cake decorating when we were little. We always used to choose a design and have a go at making it. It always makes me feel Christmassy! This year I decided to make a big cake, as you can never have enough fruit cake. Click here to find out more about my Christmas bird house cake.

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As chocolate orange is one of my absolute favourite flavours I couldn’t resist making these as a treat for breakfast in the run up to Christmas. I knew the girls would love them too, the only problem was that one just wasn’t enough! Click here to try this recipe.

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Although this one isn’t strictly a Christmas recipe, everyone loves a chocolate brownie and these are really good, the salty pretzels add a yummy crunch and using these Christmas ones adds a festive touch. Click here to see the recipe.

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I’m a bit late getting going with the Christmas recipes this year, I’m not really sure where the time has gone! But I have been busy baking, so I have plenty of Christmas recipes to share over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the first recipe, one of my favourite flavours – chocolate orange. Click here to see how to make this chocolate orange and almond biscotti.

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I can’t believe this is the penultimate technical challenge, we’ve had a lot of fun again this year trying them all out. In particular getting to try things I wouldn’t normally choose to make, the recipes always surprise us. This week was no exception, click here to see how I got on.

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