Author Archives: Stephanie Lay

Bakewell Turnovers

I’ve found something really interesting – well, interesting to me at least! Re-reading Neuromancer for the writing course, I came across the idea of ‘sanpaku’, or the idea that if you can see white underneath or below someone’s iris, it’s … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Chocolate Brownies

Hello, occasional reader šŸ™‚ It has been a while, hadn’t it?! It’s not that I’ve not been procrastinating, I have, but it’s not been the sort that sends me into the kitchen. However, I am a creature of habit and … Continue reading

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Trekkers Toffee Apple Pie

*blush* This week, I went for a walk at lunchtime and came home with a collection of apples from the local orchard. I wanted to make this pie for Jef, and was sure that I’d posted the recipe to the … Continue reading

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Simnel Cake

  Hello, folks! Happy Easter – it’s not a festival that I tend to mark much, apart from generic delight at having a few days off work and a hope that the sun will shine, but this year I decided … Continue reading

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Mince Pie Flapjack

My favourite three little words at the moment are ‘Academic requirements met’. I saw that in the subject line of an email that came in on Thursday and it’s one of the best emailsĀ I’ve ever been sent! ItĀ means, finally, that … Continue reading

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Chocolate Whiskey Layer Cake

This feels like the first autumn in years that I’ve actually been able to enjoy.Ā For ages now, feeling stressed and overwhelmed has meant that a change of season has meant time is running out and I’ve not done enough. It … Continue reading

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Dulche du Leche Salted Caramel Brownies

Hello again. Oh, what a summer it’s been. A few of you probably saw this post when it went up in July – I’d planned it ahead to post on the day of my viva, but things went awry and … Continue reading

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Banana, Pecan and Ginger Muffins

Hello! It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been busy working on the last chapters for my thesis – I’m back on track to hand everything in by the end of March which is terrifying, unbelievableĀ and wonderful all at the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

I made this for Angela’s birthday – I was really happy with how it turned out! It was very quick and easy to make, and looked stunning. I went for the square tin because that’s the only one I could … Continue reading

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Black Forest Brownies

There’s a tin of cherry pie filling at the back of my baking cupboard. I don’t remember buying it but I’ve recently had a clear out and have been wanting to do something to use it up. It’s the sort … Continue reading

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