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Easy Butterfly Cakes (Fairy Cakes)

These butterfly cakes - also called fairy cakes or butterfly buns - are cupcakes decked out to look like butterflies with a pile of sweet whipped cream and a dollop of jam. They are fun …

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A jar of clotted cream with a spoon resting inside

Easy Homemade Clotted Cream

It's so incredibly easy to make clotted cream, a delicious British topping for scones and other pastries. This recipe requires only heavy cream and an oven or rice cooker, though you can also make …

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Tea and Crumpets

Tea and Crumpets the British Way

Ever since I wrote about making homemade crumpets, I've been answering questions about tea and crumpets for friends, family, and readers. A crumpet is a type of bread most closely related to …

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how to use clotted cream

How to Use Clotted Cream

Americans are often at a loss about how to use clotted cream. My simple recipe for homemade clotted cream is one of the most beloved recipes on this site, but those with no …

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Shrewsbury Biscuits

Shrewsbury biscuits (also called Shrewsbury cakes or cookies) are classic British butter cookies. This recipe has a totally unique flavor profile because of some of its ingredients: caraway seeds, mace, and lemon. …

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes

I first discovered sticky toffee pudding many moons ago on a questionable date (the kind where you can't tell if you're on a date or not). My "date" insisted that I try …

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Crumpets

All About Crumpets

A crumpet is a type of bread most closely related to the English muffin. They are a light yeast bread, made on a griddle, as you would a pancake. In this post, we'll …

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