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10 seasonal summer bakes and desserts you’ll love in The Violet Bakery Cookbook

From cherry cobbler to apricot upside-down cake, The Violet Bakery Cookbook is brimming with seasonal summer fruit bakes, puddings and desserts. Discover ten of our favourites here.

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No flour? No problem. 10 of our favourite flourless cakes

Seeking creative ways to bake without flour? We’ve hand-picked our favourite flourless cakes to inspire you.

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Claire Ptak’s Easiest Bakes to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

Planning a celebration to mark the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Try one of these easy bakes from the the official wedding cake maker, Claire Ptak.

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7 flavour-packed rhubarb recipes

From rustic galettes, to classic crumbles, to sophisticated French-style pastries, there’s a lip-smacking rhubarb bake for everyone on this list.

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The Happy Foodie’s Laid-back Lunch Menu

Here at The Happy Foodie, we take the longer and warmer evenings as an excuse to invite a load of fellow foodies over for a long, leisurely, laid-back lunch. Get inspired for...

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Cook from the Book: Squash, Brown Butter and Sage Quiche

Our YouTube Channel Manager, Jo, is on the hunt for a brilliant quiche recipe with a twist. See how she got on with this recipe from The Violet Bakery Cookbook.

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Sharing is Caring: 5 Sharing Recipes for Valentine’s Day

This year The Happy Foodie team is celebrating Valentine’s Day not with a candlelit dinner for two, but with a feast full of foodies! We’re marking the day of love with some of our favourite recipes that lend themselves perfectly to sharing. So get out the extra chairs and the camping cutlery from the attic, this year on Valentine’s Day, sharing is caring!

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Getting to know The Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak

The brainchild of Californian baker Claire Ptak, The Violet Bakery in Hackney has long been one of north London’s most popular foodie destinations, with customers queuing out the door to get their hands on her modern, stylish and mouthwatering bakes. To mark the release of her cookbook – The Violet Bakery Cookbook​​​​​​​ – we caught up with Claire to chat all things cakes and baking.

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