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That feeling of trying to decide what to read next...📚📚📚 . This was my first delivery from @aboxofstories which my parents gifted to me as part of my birthday present. There is nothing quite like the feeling of having new books 📖 . I've been reading from my to be read pile for the last year with libraries being closed. I miss reading group and have a surprise book each month and this subscription box helps to fill that void. Each box rescues four books which is fab (go and take a look at their page for more info) 🎁 . In this box we have: 📕 The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer 📗 Little Big Love by Katy Regan 📙 I See Through You by Daisy McNally 📘 The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage I was also given two books by Matt Haig for my birthday...decisions decisions 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 . . . #birthdaypresent #aboxofstories #books #bookstagram #booklover #reading #reader #library #wheretostart #decisionsdecisions #toberead #tobereadpile #whattoreadnext #noseinabook

Happy Good Friday💐...is that at thing? Happy Easter Weekend (any better? I'm not sure)🌸🐣 . I made us hot cross buns this morning (a @bbcgoodfood recipe from a couple of years ago). They are traditional fruity ones with sultanas, apricots and apples - Mum and I ate them fresh from the oven for our lunch 🫓🍎🍇🍊 . I cross stitched the cards a few weeks ago and I think they turned out really cute in the round cards 🧵🪡 . I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend, however you spend it 💙 . . . #easter #easterbaking #eastercrafts #easterweekend #bakestagram #craftstagram #hotcrossbuns #crossstitch #clareskitchen #bakedbyclare #craftswithclare #madewithlove #creative #homebaker #baker #crafts #baking #crafting #crossstitchcards #happyeaster #goodfriday #bankholidaybaking

Hey, I don't know about you, but I'm feeling...26...I'm feeling 26🎈🎈 . Happy second lockdown birthday to me and the other Aries folk born between 23rd and 29th March (like my good friend @kingstonk1995 💕) . Thought I'd celebrate with a fancy cake and a day off work. This is the white chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting that I made for Easter a couple of years ago (it's a @marthacollison recipe)🍫🎂🍫🎂 I decorated it with Aero mini eggs and white chocolate buttons. Looking forward to a slice later 🍰 . . . #happybirthday #happybirthdaytome #twentysix #whitechocolatecake #darkchocolatefrosting #chocolate #bakestagram #cakestagram #cake #clareskitchen #bakedbyclare #homebaker #baker #baking #aries #aerominieggs #whitechocolatebuttons #yum #treat #happylockdownbirthday #lockdownbirthday #secondlockdownbirthday

💐 Happy Mother's Day 💐 . My Mum has been asking for @nadiyajhussain Rocky Road Cake for ages. The chocolate cake base is sort of brownie-esque but is unbelievably light. The coffee in it makes it taste extra chocolatey🍫☕🎂 . The rocky road part is just 😍 It has milk and dark chocolate, marshmallows, biscuits 😋 My Dad and brother don't like glacé cherries (shame) so I substituted them for malteasers, white chocolate buttons and fudge pieces. I feel like I've ate an entire day's worth of calories in one slice 🍬🍫🧁 . This cake is brought to you by my musicals playlist on Spotify #clareskitchenplaylist . . . #happymothersday #motheringsunday #weekendbaking #bakestagram #cakes #cakestagram #baking #nadiyasbritishfoodadventure #baker #homebaker #madewithlove #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #rockyroadcake #rockyroad #chocolate #chocolatecake #somanycalories

You don't need an excuse for cake 🎂 Although, saying that, I did say it was my Mum's post vaccination cake as she got her covid vaccine last Saturday💉 . I made this last weekend and it is my take on the @bbcgoodfood Easy Caramel Cake. The frosting has chocolate and salted caramel spread it in and I used left over Lindor balls from Christmas to decorate and chopped up fudge bars🍫🍰 . The cake itself is made with golden caster sugar and light brown sugar which made it taste so caramel-ly. It's amazing what using different types of sugar can do. Baking is like magic science 👩🏻‍🍳👩🏼‍🔬🪄 . . . #baker #weekendbaking #baking #cakestagram #bakestagram #cakes #caramel #saltedcaramelcake #chocolate #bakingscience #clareskitchen #bakedbyclare #fudge #lindor #chocolateandsaltedcaramel #homebaker #madewithlove

I binged watched @bridgertonnetflix in just over two days and now I've read the first three of @juliaquinnauthor books in just over two weeks. (It wasn't quite the same reading an e-book - I much prefer a physical copy - but @borrowbox has its merits when libraries are closed; I requested this book as soon as I finished watching it) 📚 . Its safe to say I loved both the TV series and the books. My favourite of the books is The Viscount Who Loved Me. I mean Anthony is dashing, but Kate Sheffield is just brilliant. I'd go as far as to say that she is my favourite character so far👩🏾‍🤝‍👨🏻🐝 . I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I quite like the idea of Regency courting. It's not too extravagant - a simple walk (or should I say promenade?), a lovely picnic, a carriage ride - except for the numerous balls...obviously. Though I don't think there would be any Viscounts, Dukes, or Lords for me because I'm sure I'd have been of the servant class. Although Violet Bridgerton is very open minded when it comes to her sons live lives...💕 . . . #bridgerton #fangirl #books #bookstagram #booklover #thedukeandi #theviscountwholovedme #anofferfromagentleman #bridgertonseries #juliaquinn #anthonybridgerton #katesheffield #daphnebridgerton #simonbasset #theduke #benedictbridgerton #sophiebeckett #ebook #reading #youcanfindmereading #claresvirtualbookshelf #regency #thebridgertoncollection #volumeone #reader

I fell right off the #bookstagram bandwagon during 2020. I did read quite a bit as you can see, but it wasn't the same not being able to go to the Library or see the ladies from reading group📚 . I've got through a number of my 'to-be-read' books however I miss the variety of reading group and never knowing what we're going to next month. We still have a monthly WhatsApp chat about what we've all been reading and any life updates but I miss seeing people in the flesh 💗 . A few of the stand out books of last year were: 📘Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig 📗I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May 📙The Girl Under the Olive Tree by Leah Fleming 📕The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan . . . #2020roundup #books #reading #readinggroup #readlist #reasonstostayalive #notesonanervousplanet #matthaig #illkeepyousafe #petermay #thegirlundertheolivetree #leahfleming #theendlessbeach #jennycolgan #reader #librarylover #2020readlist #lovetoread #booklover #noseinabook #booksreadin2020

Hello lovely people, I'm back with some baking 😊 I was given @nadiyajhussain Nadiya Bakes book for Christmas and I made my first sweet thing out of it today for pudding (I have already made the seekh kebab toad in the hole - would highly recommend) . We have some vegetable suet left over from when I made mincemeat last year so I put it to good use in a jam roly poly - it's such a classic and I've never made one before! 🍓🫓🍽 I'll definitely try it again, the most difficult bit was folding the foil and baking paper; I still need to perfect that part 🙈 . . . #nadiyabakes #jamrolypoly #pudding #baker #baking #homebaker #bakestagram #sundaylunch #custard #clareskitchen #bakedbyclare #classic #jamrolypolyandcustard #strawberryjam #christmaspresent #madewithlove

I made biscotti for the first time this Christmas - cards on the table though, this isn't the first batch. I made some with dried cherries in and I think the mixture was a bit too soggy because it was pretty difficult to slice🍒🍪 . These are dark chocolate and hazelnut and are rather delicious 🌰🍫 Second attempt was much better 🍪 . I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope that 2021 is less 2020 for everyone 🎉🎆📆 . . . #newyearseve #baking #biscotti #chocolateandhazelnutbiscotti #darkchocolate #hazelnuts #christmasbaking #merrychristmas #happynewyear #bakestagram #homebaker #goodbye2020 #hello2021

Merry Christmas Eve 🎄🌟🎅🏼☃️ . I hope you manage to have the best day you can tomorrow despite the current circumstances ❤ . . . #merrychristmas #christmas #christmaseve #christmasbaking #christmascake #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #homemade #homebaker #bakestagram #cakestagram #baking #madewithlove #fruitcake

I honestly don't know what to say about the #covidchristmas situation, so instead here are the Christmas cards I cross-stitched for my parents and grandparents this year - the bottom two are @hobbycrafthq kits and the top one is a @bothythreads kit I bought from John Lewis in the sale back when we were allowed to go out at the beginning of the year 🌿🌲🕯📮 . I love how the holly and the ivy one turned out as it used a variety of stitches and different numbers of thread, however it did use metallic thread. Who even invented metallic thread? It's such a pain to sew with 😖😡🤬 . . . #christmas #christmascrafts #crafting #craftswithclare #sewing #crossstitch #crossstitchcard #christmascard #christmascards #christmascraftswithclare #craftstagram #craftmas #thehollyandtheivy #candle #postbox #crossstitcher #cards #handmade #madewithlove #family

I bought some beautiful Christmas fabric from @hobbycrafthq last year that I didn't get chance to use, so I looked on @pinterestuk for some inspiration for fabric decorations and ended up with these 🎄 . I made them a few weekends ago and they were simpler that I thought from looking at the pictures. It's just two circles of fabric seen together and then folded, sort of origami style. I think it's quite effective though 🌟🌲🎊 . Just one week left at work now and then I'm looking forward to a well needed break for Christmas - I hope you are all coping ok with this weird covid Christmas ❄🎅🏼☃️ . . . #whyistherenosewingmachineemoji #christmas #advent #christmascrafts #christmascraftswithclare #decorations #sewing #pintrestinspiration #christmasfabric #craftstagram #craftmas #crafting #hobbycraft #madewithlove #handmade #covidchristmas

I've had quite the productive weekend with a bit of baking, a lot of crafts and some cheesy Channel 5 Christmas films 👩🏻‍🍳👩🏼‍🎨🎅🏼 . These are doughnut muffins...or duffins...or mufnuts?!? They are sort of a #bakeoffchallenge bake in homage to the finger doughnuts from the other week, but I'll be honest and say I slept through that whole challenge and I can't remember which week it was - eighties maybe?? 🤔🙈🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ . Eating these is so weird because it does taste like a strawberry jam doughnut however the texture is somewhere in between 🍰🍩🍓 (it's a @bbcgoodfood recipe) . . . #weekendbaking #baker #homebaker #doughnutmuffins #doughnuts #muffins #duffins #mufnuts #gbbo #extraslice #bbcgoodfood #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #baking #weekendwellspent

For chocolate week I had another go at bourbon brownies. Last time I made them there were only two of us in the office at work so to mark my one year anniversary I wanted to share them with the whole team🍪🍫💞 . I was very covid-friendly with individual pots for each person. It's a strange time to be a baker; your instinct is to share but you've got to figure out how to avoid touching the same things and share in a socially distanced manner 🙄😖 . . . #GBBO #bakeoff #extraslice #bakeoffchallenge #bakeoffchallenge2020 #chocolateweek #brownies #signaturebake #bourbonbrownies #cakestagram #bakestagram #baker #homebaker #madewithlove #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #chocolate #cake #biscuits #secondattempt

I forgot to post again yesterday; it's so full on at work now students are back I'm a bit mentally drained🤪 . Over the weekend I had a go at making soda bread. It's got a strange texture, more like a giant scone than a loaf of bread so it was pretty crumbly. I'm not sure it was quite my cup of tea, my Dad absolutely loved it though🍞I like the rustic look of it, very #countrykitchen . . . #GBBO #bakeoff #bakeoffchallenge #baking #bakestagram #breadweek #sodabread #baker #homebaker #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #weekendbaking #bread #greatbritishbakeoff #extraslice

Happy Wednesday folks 🐪 Almost the weekend again😴 . I completely forgot to post my #bakeoffchallenge bake yesterday. I went for coconut macaroons AND Florentine biscuits. They are both so yummy we couldn't decide between them 🥥🍒🍫🍪 . The Florentine biscuit recipe came from the very first @bbcgoodfood magazine that I bought in November 2016 - the biscuits are lightly spiced with cinnamon and the almond and cherry Florentine mixture is baked on top. The macaroons are from my Great British Bake Off at Home book, which funnily enough is based on the 2016 series - obviously a good year for baking 🍪🥥🍫 . . . #GBBO #bakeoff #extraslice #greatbritishbakeoffathome #bbcgoodfood #coconutmacaroons #coconut #macaroons #florentines #florentinebiscuits #biscuits #biscuitweek #signaturebake #technicalchallenge #clareskitchen #baker #homebaker #madewithlove #bakedbyclare #baking

So, Bake Off is back. How did we all like it? 🤔 I thought that 3D busts made out off cake was a bit much for week one (and obviously well out of my skill set), so I had a go a making pineapple upside down cake🍍🍰🎂 . Believe it or not, I've never actually and pineapple upside down cake before. We ate it warm with ice cream, more like a pudding, a very syrupy pudding...and I do like a good sponge pudding 🍮🍰🥄 . This was a recipe from my @nationaltrust Teatime Baking Book 📖 . . . #bakeoff #extraslice #bakeoffchallenge #baking #bakes #bakestagram #cakeweek #GBBO #technicalchallenge #pineappleupsidedowncake #pineapple #sponge #yummy #cakestagram #cake #baker #homebaker #clareskitchen #bakedbyclare #pudding #teatimebakingbook #nationaltrustrecipe

It was my Mum's birthday last Saturday 🎉 - I made her two cakes which we took to my Grandparents' house for afternoon tea. It's the first of our birthdays that we've done a bit of something for this year 🍰☕🎈🎁 . We have a blackberry and orange cake, and a Victoria Sponge loaf cake (both @bbcgoodfood recipes). The blackberries were from my Grandparent's garden - the seeds aren't everyone's cup of tea so I made the second cake decorated with sprinkles and pearls 🍇🍊🎂 . The BlackBerry cake was so moist because of the orange syrup drizzled over it - would definitely recommend giving it a try 💜 . . . #baking #cakes #bakes #baker #cakestagram #bakestagram #bakedbyclare #blackberryandorangecake #victoriaspongeloafcake #cake #clareskitchen #madewithlove #bbcgfsubscribersclub #blackberries #sprinkles

My brother has been asking me to make ciabatta for ages...like years and years. I never made because I thought it would be really difficult after watching it on Bake Off 🍞 . It does take a really long time; I started it Friday evening and it finished baking at about 2pm yesterday afternoon ⌚The loaves tasted pretty good though despite looking a little rustic, worth all the effort that goes into them 🍞🥖 (I used the @bbcgoodfood recipe in case anyone was wondering) . I have to give a lot of credit to my @kitchenaid_uk stand mixer though, it makes kneading dough so much easier ( #gifted thank you once again to the Good Food Team at @immediatemediaco for choosing me as a competition winner a few months ago, I don't know what I'd do without it now 😊) . . . #weekendbaking #baker #homebaker #bakestagram #bread #bakingbread #ciabatta #ciabattaloaves #clareskitchen #madewithlove #bakedbyclare #bbcgoodfoodrecipe #homemade #rustic #loaf #baking

Biscuit anyone?? 🍪 These were last weekend's creation which I took to work as a treat for us🙊 . They might be a bit of a faff to make but homemade bourbons and custard creams taste so much better than shop bought. Kind of wish I had a custard cream stamper to go with my bourbon one though, just so they could match 🍫🍪 . The recipe is an oldie but goldie @womansweekly one from goodness knows how long ago 🗂 . . . #weekendbaking #biscuits #bourbonbiscuits #bourbons #custardcreams #custardcreambiscuits #bakestagram #baker #homebaker #madewithlove #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #baking #biscuitanyone #treat

I tell you what, I could really go for a piece of this right about now🍞🧀 . This savoury tear and share bread is full of cheese and ham and chives - it was so tasty. As you can see, it's another @bbcgoodfood magazine recipe. I made it at the beginning of June so it must be about time for attempt number 2, right? 👩🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🌾 . How has your weekend been folks? Nice, I hope 💙 I have spent a lot of mine at the sewing machine, stitching face masks for the family 😷 #whyistherenosewingmachineemoji . . . #weekendwonderings #sunday #baking #throwback #bread #tearandshareloaf #savourytearnsharebread #cheese #ham #baker #homebaker #madewithlove #bakestagram #breadstagram #bbcgfsubscribersclub #bbcgoodfood #bakedbyclare #clareskitchen #maker #tearnshare

We should have been on holiday in Abersoch this week 🏖 - COVID put pay to that 😓 I'm craving being near the sea but I'm making do with a week off at home instead 🏡 . Here are some rhubarb and custard blondies that I made a few weeks ago using fresh rhubarb from my Grandparent's garden. They were so yummy on their own, but I also had them as a pudding with stewed rhubarb and the leftover custard...not everyone's cup of tea but I thought it was delicious 🍰🍽 P.S. it's a @bbcgoodfood recipe P.P.S. can you tell I love a good traybake 😅🙊 . . . #baking #bakestagram #cakestagram #rhubarb #rhubarbandcustard #blondies #rhubarbandcustardblondies #cake #baker #bbcgoodfood #clareskitchen #bakedbyclare #loveatraybake #traybake #traybakequeen #yum #custard #homebaker #madewithlove #homemade

Happy Father's Day - this is not the cake I made for today, but some bourbon biscuit brownies from a few weeks ago. Why have a cake or a biscuit when you can have both of them combined, right? 🍪🍫 . The recipe was from a @coopuk magazine from ages ago, before lockdown I think. They were immense, so chocolatey. I don't usually make brownies with melted chocolate, I normally use the Mary Berry all-in-one recipe which has never failed me. I was a little concerned they'd be too rich, but no, just right 👩🏻‍🍳 . . . #bourbonbiscuits #bourbonbiscuitbrownies #brownies #cakestagram #bakestagram #weekendbaking #bakedbyclare #chocolate #clareskitchen #cake #biscuits #fathersday #happyfathersday #traybake #treat #madewithlove #baker #homebaker

I have a few weeks of bakes to catch up on with posting here - I made this last weekend for my Dad who has just retired. That makes four of us in the house under each other's feet, whilst I'm also trying to work from home every other day 😬 #lockdownlife . Saying that, it is nice to spend time as a family. We have got very into watching Line of Duty...me especially. We are so late to this party but I'm absolutely loving it🕵🏻‍♂️🕵🏻‍♀️👮🏼‍♂️👮🏾‍♀️ #lineofdutyfangirl . Back to the cake, it is based on the ginger and white chocolate ring cake from the May edition on @bbcgoodfood magazine. I used dark chocolate in the icing instead because ginger and dark chocolate is one of my Dad's favourite flavour combinations. It was also a good excuse to try something else in my birthday bundt tin 🍫🍰🎂🍩 . . . #baker #homebaker #bakedbyclare #bakestagram #baking #gingercake #gingeranddarkchocolateringcake # #gingeranddarkchocolate #darkchocolate #cakestagram #ringcake #bundtcake #bbcgoodfoodrecipe #bbcgoodfood #subscriberclub #bbcgfsubscribersclub #retirementcake #family #weekendbaking #clareskitchen #madewithlove