Creamy chicken and leek pie

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Now I’m not normally one for a savoury bake but this weekend for our Sunday dinner I decided to try something a little different. After investigating the deepest depths of the fridge and freezer and finding some chicken and leeks I decided chicken and leek pie would make a change from our usual Sunday roast dinner. I don’t usually have the time to make anything as involved as we are usually out and about on the weekends but lockdown has meant that life is lived at a more leisurely pace so I decided to give it a go. I’d saved this Hairy Bikers’ recipe a little while ago and had the ingredients it needed so off I went!
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Banoffee Pie

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Summer has finally arrived and it is barbecue season. Our friends Simon and Louisa (and their super cute son Finn) joined us this afternoon for a barbecue in the sunshine and to cheer Andy Murray on (well done Andy!) I was tempted to make Nigella’s Forgotten Pudding or her Strawberry Shortcakes but Mr Birdie requested banoffee pie so banoffee pie it was!

There are hundreds of recipes for banoffee pie on the Internet. After much perusing I opted for a Hairy Biker’s recipe from the BBC website which you can find here. I made some changes such as not putting banana in the cream on top and not putting any banana on the top. It is a simple recipe and it is super tasty. After a few baking disasters recently I was happy to get back on track and enjoy some baking success!
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Disaster time… Lemon Viennese Whirls

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If Craig Revel Horwood (the nasty man from Strictly Come Dancing if you’re reading this Dad!) had been in my kitchen this afternoon he would have declared it a ‘di-sah-ster dahling’!

I decided that I wanted to make something biscuity this weekend. After trawling through some of my old Olive magazines I found this recipe for marshmallow Viennese fingers. However, Rob wasn’t too keen on the idea of marshmallow and suggested something lemony instead. After a little research on the internet I found a recipe here, which is loosely based on a Hairy Bikers recipe on the BBC website which you can find here.
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