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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Are you a cook or a baker?

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More often than not, people seem to fall into one of two camps in the kitchen – they’re either a cook or a baker. This isn’t to say they can’t do both amazingly well, but one or the other just comes more naturally.

As you might have guessed, I’m a baker. It’s something that comes easily, whether it’s simply whipping something up, creating new recipes for sweet treats or thinking on my feet when supplies run low. While I love a good recipe for inspiration, I can glance at it and go from there – baking comes naturally to me.

But when it comes to cooking I’m the total opposite – I need a good recipe and diligently follow every single step to make sure it turns out right. I’m proud of the meals I create, but know I couldn’t have made them without a solid recipe guiding me through the process.

I enjoy cooking, but I’m a baker.

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