Terry’s Chocolate Orange Brownies

These chocolate orange brownies have all the decadence of a devilishly chocolatey dessert with the added zestiness of orange peel: the ideal extra flavour boost to elevate a standard brownie to a more exciting treat! After experimenting with salted caramel brownies last term, I decided to make a few tweaks to the recipe and voilà: a delicious chocolatey orangey delight was born. This recipe also gave me a bona fide reason to make the most of a £1 deal for Terry’s Chocolate Orange – an opportunity I was never going to let pass me by!

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Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia is a popular Italian flatbread, which is seasoned with olive oil and can be topped with almost anything: sea salt, herbs, olives or tomatoes, to name just a few. For relatively little effort, you’ll be rewarded with a tasty bread, perfect for dipping in oils or using to make deluxe sandwiches (at an infinitely cheaper price than a £3-or so sandwich from local student hangout Bakery 164).

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Cheddar and Chilli Loaf

Contrary to what many may believe, making bread doesn’t have to be as difficult as Paul Hollywood might make it seem. This tasty loaf, with a kick of chilli balanced by the cheddar cheese, is the perfect recipe for anyone venturing into bread-making for the first time – or for those who are already familiar with the process. The simplicity of this loaf has already seen me abandon supermarket bread, in favour of the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread . . .

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Pumpkin Spiced Loaf

With a drizzle of maple syrup and an aroma of orange zest, cinnamon and pumpkin what’s not to like about this simple, flavoursome loaf? Most of us have tried carrot cake, or courgette cake – but why not pumpkin cake? This year, I decided to test whether or not pumpkin cake deserved a place alongside my much-loved carrot cake – and I’m pleased to say I think it does! It’s ideal for those who don’t like a cake to be too sweet, and could easily be lightly toasted and eaten like a slice of fruit cake. It’s also a great way to avoid waste once you’ve carved your pumpkin!

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Salted Caramel Brownies

These salted caramel brownies are the epitome of chocolate puddings: just the right level of gooeyness, blended perfectly with a decent dose of chocolate and a smothering of salted caramel. I usually just whip up my usual recipe, but this time (in honour of my sister’s visit) I decided to adapt it and try something new – which turned out to be utterly delicious. Chocolate fanatics, read on . . .

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Granola Bars

Granola bars: the healthy alternative to cereal bars? I’m not entirely sure of it, but I do know they’re delicious and I’ve (almost) been converted. They’re also very student-budget friendly: beyond the basic ingredients, you choose what goes in so they can be as cheap or exotic as your budget allows. If bars of oaty-fruity deliciousness sound like your sort of thing, then read on . . .

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