Category Archives: Cooking and Baking

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Choc Crunchies

We are staying at the Skye Camping and Caravan site at Edinbane near Loch Greshornish for a few days. The view from our ‘van is lovely and tonight there was a breeze – great for drying the washing and providing … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

My friend Sarah gave me the recipe for her “to die for” chocolate cake. I had intended to make this for Cameron’s birthday but had forgotten to bring the baking tins. Think that’s an I.O.U. to Cameron for the cake! … Continue reading

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Rock buns with a twist

Having completed six successive days of Munro bagging we decided a couple of rest days were needed. This also gave us a chance to catch up on some domestic chores around the ‘van. As we were running a bit short … Continue reading

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Baking master-class

As Cameron worked on tags and maps for the website today I had a baking master-class with Cameron’s Mum who showed me how to make pancakes and shortbread. As soon as the pancakes were made we all were devouring them: … Continue reading

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Individual Chocolate & Raspberry Pavlovas

Cameron’s Mum made the starters and main course for the Christmas dinner – which were delicious. I made chocolate meringues or as the recipe calls them “Chocolate and Raspberry Pavlovas” for dessert. They are a lovely twist on the traditional … Continue reading

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Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Today was a rest day for us as I was suffering with a blocked nose and an annoying cough. The weather hovered around freezing today so I thought it best to stay in the ‘van and keep warm to prevent … Continue reading

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Mountaineer’s porridge

We had another very snowy and cold start to the day. The snow certainly looks here to stay for a while yet – especially with the exceedingly cold temperatures, day and night. So what better way then to kick-start our … Continue reading

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Anyone for Irish Tea Bread?

The Met Office website had forecast snow blizzards for today in the Trossachs and Argyle region. True to its word we had 8” of snow during the night and the snow continued to fall horizontally for most of the day.

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