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Caker Crushes: Alma Proenca

Alma is a girl of many talents, and one of the softest, most gentle souls I've ever come across. During the day she holds down the fort at Two Hands Tattoo (my boyfriend's tattoo shop), and after hours she goes to her studio and works on her ceramics, which she hand paints... I hung out with Alma while she baked her Ginger Pear Pistachio Cake mix. 

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Recipe: Decadent Dark Chocolate and Coconut cake in collaboration with Pams' Superfoods range

I often get asked to promote certain brands or products, and sometimes I'm dubious about the jobs as I only ever want to push things I truly like and want my fans to like too.

Pams Superfood Range isn't one of those examples. I just got sent a hamper brimming with bags of ingredients from their new Superfoods Range, and I'm genuinely excited to bake with them!

In particular, the Ground LSA, Coconut Flour, Raw Cacao Powder and Goji Berries inspired me to adapt a recipe from my book so I could share the love with you all.

It's a super easy recipe, which is unbelievably rich and decadent while not being overly sweet. It has a luxuriously velvety crumb which is enhanced by the texture of the coconut. And you needn't feel guilty about indulging in this cake because, with the addition of so many superfoods ingredients, this cake is better for both the tastebuds and the body. 

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Caker Crushes: Carter Were

My second Caker Crush is Carter Were. We have lots in common. Besides being a self-taught baker (of the bread variety), she's a business owner, a lover of creating and sharing food, and she's attached at the hip to her (twin) sister Harry. Her warm little kitchen in her Grey Lynn home was the loveliest place to have a chat about bread, travel, and the future. 

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RECIPE: Roasted Apricot and Quinoa Cakes with Rosemary

Baking cakes with quinoa and herbs might seem odd, but I was feeling experimental when I developed this recipe and the result is pretty brilliant if I can say so myself. You can find plenty more deliciously unpredictable recipes in my first book, but this one for Roasted Apricot and Quinoa Cakes with Rosemary is one of my faves so thought I'd share it with you all :)

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