Rose and Raspberry French Fancies

French Fancies have been on my baking bucket list for years, so I thought I would use my moving to France in a few weeks time as an excuse to finally give them a go. Hopefully I will be able to continue my blogging while I’m over there, but since I’ve actually started writing this post before they are even near to being ready, it might not be such a shame if I can’t due to baking-related shame.

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Raspberry and Rose Mini Rolls

For those of you who are as obsessed with baking as I am, you will probably know the bake off graced our screens again last week. In spite of it’s move to channel 4 (and that Sandi and Noel may have been trying a little too hard, sorry!) I was still watching avidly. To be extra original, I also thought I would try my hand at my version of the technical bake, mini rolls. And yet again I safely understand why I have not been chosen for the show!

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Orange, Rose and Pistachio Vasilopita

Although you could argue I have already done one new years post with my hazelnut and salted caramel pavlova, I am arguing that two cannot hurt, especially since this is technically my first bake of the new year. However, for me the decision to make a Vasilopita is somewhat contradictory: although it is traditional in certain cultures at this time of year, I couldn’t even say the ruddy name of the thing until I googled it!

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