Mango Ice Cream

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I developed a taste for mango a while ago; I now far prefer mango and orange juice over pure orange. So when I wanted another fruity ice cream mango was my go to choice.

I made a mango cheesecake a while ago that didn’t work well. For that I used a fresh mango and it was a nightmare trying to peel the mangoes, so for the ice cream I used a tin of mangoes.

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Coconut Ice Cream

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Based on the vanilla ice cream this coconut one is a really nice variation. Using only desiccated coconut I was a little worried when making it that the coconut taste might be very subtle. It wasn’t. The coconut taste was very strong making for a delicious ice cream R enjoy alongside a glass of dark rum.

I used a full box of desiccated coconut(it had gone out of date a while back some figured I might as well use it all up), but I image that the coconut taste would have been as good with only half a box.

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Chocolate Oat Crumble Cookies

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These biscuits are an adaptation of the Oat and Almond Crumble Cookies recipe from things {we} make. I have replaced the flaked and ground almonds from the original recipe with cocoa powder and chocoloate chips.

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Almond Ice Cream

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Most of the recipes I have found online require an ice cream maker, but one is really not needed. All you need to do once you have the mix in the freezer is remove it every so often and whisk with a fork to prevent the formation of ice crystals. Making ice cream is actually a very simple process.

Following on from the vanilla ice cream, I have also made an almond ice cream a couple of times. Definitely worth trying; one of the key benefits of making your own ice cream is the ability to get flavours which are not generally available.

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Vanilla Ice Cream

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Most of the recipes I have found online require an ice cream maker, but one is really not needed. All you need to do once you have the mix in the freezer is remove it every so often and whisk with a fork to prevent the formation of ice crystals. Making ice cream is actually a very simple process.

I’ll be posting some more of the recipes I have used when making ice cream, but will start off with a simple vanilla one (which my neice described as better than shop bought).

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Cinder Toffee

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I was always a fan of Cadbury’s Crunchie and other cinder toffee (also known as honeycomb toffee) when I was younger. I haven’t had any for a long time and when I stumbled across a some recipes online I had to have a go at making it. It was really good; light and crunchie.

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Oat and Walnut Crumble Cookies

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These biscuits are an adaptation of the Oat and Almond Crumble Cookies recipe from things {we} make. I have replaced the flaked and ground almonds from the original recipe with chopped walnuts.

I thought the almond ones were delicious (I have a serious thing for almonds), but I think the walnut versions are even better.

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Oat and Almond Crumble Cookies

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I like these biscuits, possibly a little too much. It is a recipe adapted from things {we} make. The main difference is that I use more flaked almond and also add an equal quantity of ground almond to the mix.

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Dark And Sticky Gingerbread With A Whiskey Glaze

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Gingerbread Close Up

I’ve always enjoyed baking and have always tended to bake based on the recipes I got from my mother. Well, I recently decided that I wanted to do a proper gingerbread, but I didn’t have a recipe. I did some looking around and found one in the Food section of the Daily Telegraph website.

I’m posting the recipe here so that I can easily find it (I have a large sceptical streak which makes me concerned the recipe a disappear, or have the permalink changed, at some point) and to record any adjustments I may make.

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