Chocolate lime pie

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This post should have been Mary Berry’s lime and blueberry drizzle cake but as you will see from the photo and title it’s definitely not a cake! Limes are part of Aldi’s current super 6 fruit and vegetables offer so I duly stocked up on them thinking that during half term I would have lots of time to bake. Sadly tidying the house and all the other jobs I don’t seem to have the time to do during term time got in the way of baking. Hopefully now the house is tidy this situation will be rectified!
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Soda bread rolls

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If you need some bread rolls in a hurry this is the recipe for you. No kneeding, no proving, no rising. Mix it all in a bowl, shape into rolls, bung in the oven and you’re good to go. I’ve never made soda bread before so was intrigued to see how this recipe would turn out. It doesn’t use yeast. Instead it’s all about the reaction between the buttermilk and bicarbonate of soda which kickstarts the rising process. I was really pleased with how well these rolls turned out. Not only did they look good, but they taste good too. This is a recipe I found on the Delicious Magazine website. I’ll definitely be making them again.
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Banoffee coffee bread

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I’ve just started following Donal Skehan on Twitter and was looking at some recipes on his website when I came across this recipe for Banoffee coffee bread. A banana loaf cake with toffee and chocolate chips and a coffee glaze sounded like my kind of recipe. Luckily when I was in Waitrose during the week they had some bananas that were reduced to clear, so this weekend’s bake was decided. The recipe isn’t actually by him, but is by Barry Lewis.
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