Cookies, muffins and a pavlova!

I used to bake very regularly, but we ended up eating far too many delicious treats and waistlines expanded slowly and steadily. After being “good” for quite a while now, I’ve started again. As I’m in a little happy bubble of cake, there’s a lot being made, but it’s largely being shared with guests, brought as gifts when we’re visiting, or brought to work to share. Goodies shared are both fun and less dangerous! The last weekend was particularly productive. Here’s the Cliff’s notes version.

Baileys and chocolate pavlova (Olive magazine. Simple recipe, and a good result but will try a different one next time.)

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Spiced pumpkin muffins (Vegan with a Vengeance. Absolutely delicious. Would be great warm with caramel or praline ice cream. Super moist)

Gigantor peanut butter oatmeal cookies (Vegan with a Vengeance. My new favorite oatmeal cookie.)

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White chocolate and macadamia cookies (based on ten minute choc chip cookies from River Cottage Everyday. Yum. Very versatile, forgiving recipe)

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There was also a batch of scones which were scoffed with homemade jam, and clotted cream, and a chocolate malt cake which I wish I got a photo of, as it’s the best one I’ve ever made. Perfectly risen. I was so proud of it, I’ll have to make another and document it. All I need is someone to stop me eating the whole thing.

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