Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cupcakes

 

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These cupcakes were made from blackberries foraged from the hedgerows and apples grown in the garden. This got me thinking about what other interesting things I could potentially forage/grow to put in cakes. Raspberries and strawberries would be the obvious choices. However in terms of foraging for more interesting things like bilberries and cranberries.. after some research I came to the conclusion that I would most likely end up poisoning someone. So many berries look alike and anyone who knows me knows it would be just my luck to accidentally confuse the deadly ones with the safe ones!

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Blueberry and Lemon Cupcakes

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I am back…temporarily. Since my last blog post I have completed my first year of nurse training and I go back to start my second year in a week! I have been staying at home for the summer holidays and working in the local hospital as an auxiliary nurse.While being at home I thought I should make the most of having a proper kitchen to bake in before I go back to the joys of living in student halls.

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Chocolate Honeycomb Cake

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It is safe to say that I have been a bit of a busy bee this Summer…

In a few weeks time I am leaving Edinburgh and moving up to Inverness where I will be going back to University to study Nursing. Therefore I have been busy working lots of overtime to try and save up money, packing up my flat and also spending lots of time with my friends and boyfriend before I leave. Unfortunately packing up my flat means that my cake tins, stand mixer and all other baking bits have been boxed up (sadly shared student kitchens and the Nursing student schedule are not really conducive with baking/blogging!) This means that this is the last bake I will be sharing for a while. I hope you like it…

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Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

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Last year when I made my Easter speckled piñata cake I commented on how the impending Easter weekend was mainly just traffic jams, weird opening hours and being unable to get a table in the pub. This year I think things are probably going to go in the same direction. But it does give us an excuse to consume ridiculous amounts of chocolate and not feel bad about it which I guess makes these slight inconveniences worth it.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow America isn’t really creating a great impression of late, therefore I decided to try a recipe featuring something that America managed to get so so right… peanut butter and jelly (or jam to us Brits) I have to admit that I was once a non believer- however after trying the combination in the classic sandwich form a few years a go I have to say that I was totally converted.

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