Lemon and raspberry yoghurt loaf

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Spring has well and truly sprung – the days are warmer, the evenings longer and gardens brighter. With all this freshness popping up around the place, it makes sense to begin baking with lighter, brighter flavours – like the undeniably delicious combo of lemon and raspberry.

That’s where this lemon and raspberry yoghurt loaf comes in. Not only is it deliciously light, moist and flavoursome, but it’s also super easy to whip up – you’ll have the batter ready and in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Seriously, you’re going to want to bookmark this recipe!

As well as being packed with freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest and a smattering of raspberries, this loaf has one other special ingredient that helps make all these beautiful flavours shine – Chelsea Raw Sugar.

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Tomato, capsicum and spinach scrolls

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While sweet treats are undeniably delicious, sometimes what you really need is something savoury – delicious scrolls, tarts and scones packed with flavour to help fill the lunchtime gap. The trick is finding the perfect recipe!

I don’t do a huge amount of savoury baking, but have a couple of recipes I come back to time and time again – like these delicious cheese and caramelised onion pinwheel scones and this easy recipe for tomato, capsicum and spinach scrolls.

There are lots of reasons to love these scrolls, not least of which is the flavour – they’re absolutely packed with it! The dough is generously coated in thick, rich sauce before being covered with a scattering of fresh spinach, a crumbling of feta and a sprinkling of grated cheese. Sounds good, huh?

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Banana and caramel cake

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One of the undeniable things about baking is that you get out what you put in – the better the ingredients you use, the better the results. While there are a few tips and tricks that can help improve your baking, the difference between a nice cake and a delicious cake all comes down to one thing – the ingredients.

Luckily there are lots of high quality ingredients hitting the shelves that won’t set you back a fortune while still taking your baking to the next level – and that’s where Chelsea Organic Coconut Sugar comes in.

Not only does it make a delicious alternative to sugar in your morning coffee, Chelsea Organic Coconut Sugar is a perfect alternative to cane sugar to use in baking. You can easily switch it into recipes that call for white or brown sugar – without any complicated conversions. Need a cup of sugar? Then use a cup of Chelsea Organic Coconut Sugar instead. Too easy!

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Peanut Butter Tim Tam brownie

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Hands up if you love peanut butter! Yeah, me too – I’m addicted. On toast, Cruskits or simply by the spoonful, I would easily eat peanut butter every day I could.

But you know what makes peanut butter even better? Bringing a bit of chocolate into the mix. And that’s exactly what Tim Tam has done with their new Tim Tam Peanut Butter biscuits, giving peanut butter lovers like you and me the perfect reason to celebrate.

And what better way to celebrate an indulgent new Tim Tam flavour than with an even more indulgent sweet treat? Something that’s packed with chocolate, peanut butter and the new Tim Tam biscuits – a mouth watering Peanut Butter Tim Tam brownie.

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Simple s’mores cheesecake

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Marshmallow is one of my absolute favourite things to bake with. Not only is it a lot of fun to make, it takes so much less time, energy and skill than you might think – it’s actually really simple.

All you need is one fail-safe recipe for homemade marshmallow and all of a sudden you have a raft of options available to you – add vanilla bean, peppermint essence or freeze-dried fruit powders to the mix and you instantly have a real treat on your hands.

Need a good recipe for your recipe book? Then check out the marshmallow recipe I always use (just switch the peppermint for whatever you want) or check out this one from Warren Elwin on Bite – it’s egg-free and you only need three ingredients.

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Homemade Tunnock’s tea cakes

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There were a lot of foods I fell in love with on our adventures through the US and Europe –traditional donuts called ’kleinur’ in Iceland, buttery pain au chocolat in Paris and (of course) handmade macarons. But there was one treat I couldn’t stop myself coming back to over and over (and over) again – Tunnock’s tea cakes.

Yip, I fell in love with biscuits from a packet. We bought our first box in a little corner store in Inverary, Scotland and I proceeded to have a box on hand at all times as we journeyed to the Isle of Skye to the black Isle and back down to Ediburgh. I was a woman obsessed.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying a tea cake, they’re basically a hyper-fluffy mallowpuff. The marshmallow is the main difference – in a tea cake it’s light, puffed with air and creamy rather than set like a mallowpuff. The biscuit base is crumbly with just the right amount of crunch and, of course, they’re coated in chocolate. YUM.

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Mixed berry crisp

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One of my favourite things about winter is the evenings. After a long day at work, you get to head home to a warm house, snuggle up on the couch and relax with your favourite TV show. Sounds pretty good, right?

The only thing that could make this scene better is having a delicious, warm winter treat on hand. The trouble is, those kinds of desserts are generally a little time consuming to make and not all that good for you.

Luckily, this recipe for berry crisps bucks both those trends – yip, it’s easy to make and better for you thanks to Equal Spoonful. That means it’s packed with flavour and sweetness, without the calories. And you won’t even notice there’s no sugar, it’s that good.

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Easy peanut & pretzel slice

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Ever wondered how sweet and salty treats just work? It’s simple really – you’re basically throwing a party for your taste buds! The sweetness tantalises some of your taste buds, while the saltiness teases the others, leaving everyone happy.

It kind of makes you want to make a sweet and salty treat, right? You know, to test the theory and everything. Well luckily I have just the recipe for you – a 15 minute, bakeless, totally delicious peanut & pretzel slice!

Inspired by Cadbury Dairy Milk’s new Pretzel & Peanut block, the beauty of this slice is in the flavours – peanuts and chocolate, pretzels and chocolate, peanuts and pretzels… no matter which way you look at it, this slice is a winner.

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