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Recipe: Blueberry muesli bars

Need an energy boost at work? Take a couple of these bars wrapped in foil to keep you going. Makes 10 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 25-30 minutes Ingredients 150g (5oz) blueberries 1 level tablespoon cornflour 75g (3oz) mixed sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds 175g (6oz) porridge oats 150g (5oz) block margarine or butter 75g (3oz) light muscovado sugar …

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Recipe:White chocolate mousses with strawberry and black pepper sauce

Adding just a hint of cracked black pepper to pureed strawberries adds a real kick, combine with the white chocolate, lime and white rum mousse and you will wow your friends. Make extra sauce and freeze in sections of an ice cube tray, defrost as many ice cubes as you need in the microwave and drizzle over a scoop of …

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Double berry muffins

Made with wholemeal flour and a double berry boost, these muffins are the perfect treat to take to work. Makes 12 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients 150g (5oz) plain wholemeal flour 150g (5oz) plain white flour 3 level teaspoons baking powder 100g (4oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) butter 4 tablespoons sunflower or vegetable oil 150g (5oz) low fat …

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Strawberry and Blueberry Crumble

It doesn’t seem to matter what size your Christmas cake is, there is always a little bit of marzipan left that you don’t know what to do with. Don’t throw it away, just 75g (3oz) adds festive flavour to a simple crumble, delicious spooned over fresh fruity strawberries and blueberries. Serves 4 Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 20-25 minutes Ingredients 1 …

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Gluten-free mini strawberry frangipanes

Packed into a pretty box, these mini frangipanes make a great gift or alternative to a box of chocolates when going for dinner with friends. Makes 24 Preparation: 20 minutes Cook: 12-15 minutes Ingredients 175g (6oz) strawberries, hulled 75g (3oz) butter, at room temperature 75g (3oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) self-raising gluten free flour blend 1 medium egg 50g (2oz) ground …

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Energy boosting kale, quinoa and berry salad

Need to detox after all those Christmas festivities? This light salad is just what you need. For a healthy packed lunch, cook the quinoa and toast the nuts and seeds the night before, then add the berries and salad leaves in the morning. Serves 4 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10-12 minutes Ingredients 900ml (11/2 pint) vegetable stock 225g (8oz) quinoa …

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Chocolate Roulade with Boozy Blackberries

Wow friends and family with this impressive looking chocolate dessert – made with sloe gin and blackberries. Serves 8 Prep: 45 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Cooling: 3-4 hours Ingredients 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces 5 large eggs, separated 175g (6oz) caster sugar, plus a little extra 50g (2oz) ground hazelnuts 2 tablespoons hot water 225g (8oz) blackberries 3 …

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