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  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Spring is in the air! Okay, I know we’ve still got a ways but it’s been starting to warm up and did you know Easter is in March this year? So what does that mean for me?? Time to start making all things carrot cake, like these Carrot Cake Cookies, this Carrot Cake Cheesecake, a layered Carrot Cake (one of my all time favorite cakes), these Carrot Cake Bars, and why not some Carrot Cake Pancakes, and of course these perfectly fun and irresistible Carrot Cake Cupcakes! I’ve already shared this recipe before (2 years ago) but I just decided to update things and add a new spin on the decoration to them – because I’m just now realizing how amazing Marzipan is! It’s ready to go as in you don’t need to mix anything up, just tint it the color you’d like, it’s not made of nasty…

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  • Leftover pie

    Leftover pie

    Serves 4 Cooking time Over an hour Ingredients About 600g (1lb 5oz) leftover roast meat 1tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 2 carrots, finely diced 1 celery stick, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 large sprig of rosemary, leaves finely chopped 1 sprig of thyme, leaves finely chopped Flaked sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 300ml (½pt) red wine 1tbsp tomato purée or ketchup 300ml (½pt) leftover gravy or stock A dash of Worcestershire sauce For the topping 1kg (2lb 4oz) floury potatoes, cut into chunks A large knob of butter, plus extra for dotting on top of the pie Method Chop the meat into small dice. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole dish. Add the onion, carrots and celery, then fry them gently on a medium heat for up to 10…

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  • Perfect Apple Pie

    Perfect Apple Pie

    Ingredients 4 to 4 1/2 pounds Golden Delicious, Braeburn, or other baking apples, peeled cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch slices 3 quarts boiling water (or cider, see note above) 10 tablespoons granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling over crust 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more, to taste) 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 to 4 tablespoons cornstarch (see note above) 1 recipe Easy Pie Dough 1 egg white, lightly beaten Directions 1. Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and place a heavy rimmed baking sheet on it. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place apple slices in a large bowl or pot. Pour boiling water or cider directly over top. Cover and set aside at room temperature for ten minutes. Drain apples well and let sit in a colander in the sink, tossing occasionally until completely dry,…

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