Masala Chai Spiced Rye Shortbread & A Giveaway

Masala chai spiced rye shortbread As promised in my last post, another rye recipe…I have actually made that marbled rye bread twice since posting it, it is so good! I’ve been eating marbled rye bread sandwiches for lunch every day and I haven’t had enough of it yet! I made something a little sweeter this time though – rye shortbread biscuits flavoured with masala chai. If you haven’t heard of masala chai before, it literally translates as mixed spice tea, and it is exactly that – black tea brewed with a blend of spices. The exact blend of spices used varies quite a lot so I went for a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and star anise, you can adapt the mixture depending on what spices you have/like; it is also common to use black pepper so add a pinch of that if you fancy as well. I also added some ground black tea leaves to my shortbread, this is entirely optional but seeing as chai means tea I figured there should be some in there!

Masala chai tea spiced rye shortbread cookiesThe shortbread itself is very quick and simple to make, I used the basic 3-2-1 ratio (three parts flour, two parts butter, one part sugar), replacing some of the flour with rye; the texture is crisp, buttery and melt in the mouth, and the spices are perfectly balanced – warm and flavourful but not in your face. It only takes a few minutes to make the dough, and the biscuits only take ten minutes or so to bake, but I do recommend freezing them before baking, this helps to stop them spreading and keeps them crisp, they only take about 15 minutes to freeze, although you can leave them in there until you are ready to bake if you want to make the dough in advance.

Masala chai spiced rye shortbread cookies - Domestic GothessI also have a giveaway for you today, one of the worst parts about doing so much baking is all the cleanup you have to do afterwards, and I certainly wouldn’t win any awards in the tidiest baker category… However, it is a necessary job so Dettol are giving away a bundle of cleaning products including surface cleanser, hand wash and antibacterial wipes to help keep your kitchen clean and hygenic; just fill in the easy competition form at the bottom of the post. I’ve also scoured the web to come up with some cleaning hacks for you.

Dettol giveaway1. Cover your work surface with clingfilm before rolling out pastry or biscuit dough, this saves you from getting flour everywhere as you don’t need to use any – the pastry will peel right off the clingfilm, which also makes it easier to lift it; and as a bonus, because you don’t need to use flour to stop it from sticking, you are less likely to end up with tough pastry.

  1. Dry out metal biscuit cutters in a warm oven that has just been switched off to stop them from going rusty (source).
  2. After making caramel or toffee you often end up with a pan shellacked with solidified sugar, the best way to clean it off is to fill the pan with hot water so that it covers all of the sugar residue then just leave it to soak – the sugar will dissolve in the hot water. If it is particularly stubborn you can simmer the pot of water on the stove until it dissolves.
  3. You can use bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and vinegar to unclog a blocked sink (source).

  4. When you are measuring out sticky substances like honey, golden syrup or treacle, either dip the measuring spoon in hot water or coat it in a bit of oil so that the sticky stuff slides right off the spoon and you don’t end up with sticky fingers trying to get it all off the spoon.

Masala chai tea spiced rye shortbread cookies -Domestic GothessIf you have been inspired to give masala chai a try, you should also check out these awesome Masala Chai Macarons by Patisserie Makes Perfect and if you want to try making your own masala chai tea here is a recipe. For more biscuity goodness (to enjoy with your tea), these Nutella and Hazelnut Palmiers are super simple to make but look amazing; you can’t beat a selection of home-made Classic British Biscuits; or for a slightly more indulgent treat, Salted Caramel and Wild Hazelnut Chocolate Shortbread – yum!

Masala chai tea spiced rye shortbread biscuits - Domestic Gothess

Masala Chai Spiced Rye Shortbread
 
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Makes: 24
Ingredients
  • 100g (3/4 cup + 1 slightly rounded tbsp) plain flour
  • 80g (2/3 cup) rye flour
  • 120g (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 60g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground star anise
  • the contents of 1 English breakfast tea bag
  • demarera sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Combine the flours in a large bowl and add the butter, rub in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, spices and tea then bring the dough together, kneading very lightly until the dough is smooth, don't overwork it. You can also use a food processor if you prefer.
  2. Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper or silicone liners. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface or between a couple of sheets of clingfilm to roughly 5mm thick. Cut out your desired shapes, re-roll any trimmings and cut out more biscuits. If the dough becomes too soft, wrap it in clingfilm and pop it in the fridge to chill for a bit.
  3. Place your biscuits slightly spaced apart on the baking sheets, sprinkle with demarera sugar, then place the trays in the freezer for 15 minutes or so while you heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
  4. Bake the biscuits for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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249 Comments on Masala Chai Spiced Rye Shortbread & A Giveaway

  1. Hilda
    August 24, 2015 at 8:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Great flavours in this shortbread biscuit. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Louise | Cygnet Kitchen
    August 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm (2 years ago)

    The rye flour must give these biscuits a lovely texture Hannah, I love all those gorgeous warm spices too. Lovely shots, they make me want to reach in and take one (or two!) x

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  3. Rachel Stephenson
    August 25, 2015 at 9:55 am (2 years ago)

    I love these, I love Chai tea so these are instant winners!

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  4. Sheila Hodgson
    August 25, 2015 at 10:20 am (2 years ago)

    The styling is simply lovely and I expect the taste will be just as good

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  5. cocoandlentil
    August 25, 2015 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

    Wow, these look delicious! I’ve only started using chia seeds in salads and muesli but hadn’t thought of using them in baking – great idea! Will have to give it a go.

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  6. Lauren Tourle
    August 25, 2015 at 10:27 am (2 years ago)

    i dont really but those biscuits look really yummy πŸ™‚

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  7. karen cowley
    August 25, 2015 at 10:40 am (2 years ago)

    When cleaning in the kitchen and old toothbrush comes in handy for around the taps x

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  8. traceypeach
    August 25, 2015 at 11:23 am (2 years ago)

    None i can think of sorry

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  9. Martina Pichova
    August 25, 2015 at 11:37 am (2 years ago)

    I love your hack of rolling dough between clingfilm. I will try it next time I am baking. I haven’t got anything that hasn’t already been mentioned.

    Reply
  10. aj
    August 25, 2015 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    Nope sorry

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  11. iain maciver
    August 25, 2015 at 11:56 am (2 years ago)

    tidy as you go along ,easier at the end not so much mess

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  12. Tracy K Nixon (@tracyknixon)
    August 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Slicing cherry tomatoes in half is quite difficult and time consuming if you have to do it one at a time. But I learned of a handy little kitchen hack whist watching This Morning not long ago!. You jut need two plastic lids that are the same size….. Put a bunch of cherry tomatoes on one of the lids (have it so the inner part of the lid is facing up). Now, put the other lid on top to sandwich them inside. Hold the lid down, grab a knife, and cut through all of them at once. Pull off the lid, and all your cherry tomatoes will be sliced neatly and cleanly!

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  13. fiona Hogan
    August 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Keep every tidy then you have more time to bake and eat the delicious biscuits. Recipe above x

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  14. Emma Woolf
    August 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Never cooked with rye before – these look lovely.

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  15. Lins @Boo & Maddie
    August 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven’t used rye before (I’m a very novice cook/baker) but these would encourage me to have a go and the flavours sound delicious. Beautiful photos #tastytuesdays

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  16. julie booth
    August 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

    when cleaning kitchen tiles, showers etc – wipe down with a dry cloth and buff afterwards for a great shine

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  17. Suzanne Drummond
    August 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm (2 years ago)

    oooo never cooked with Rye before but i will have a go

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  18. ELAINE DALE
    August 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm (2 years ago)

    not really, but my husband has plenty

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  19. Theresaparker
    August 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm (2 years ago)

    The only one I can really think of is I use baby wipes to polish the brass taps on the old sink I have…I no that’s not what they r for but I find them really effective…xx

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  20. Mary Heald
    August 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm (2 years ago)

    When defrosting your freezer or wiping out your fridge use a little bicarbonate of soda to get rid of odours

    Reply
  21. Nicki Evans
    August 25, 2015 at 2:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Not really…

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  22. Julie D
    August 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm (2 years ago)

    clean the oven glass whilst still warm from cooking, comes off so much easier

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  23. Rachel Craig
    August 25, 2015 at 4:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I use diluted Milton for cleaning mugs and cups. It is great for removing tea stains. Just dilute as guided and fill mug / cup for short time. Once you see the mug is clean, then remove diluted Milton solution. Though I must admit I use the solution several times, as it works effectively for many mugs before it needs to be discarded.

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  24. kim neville (@kimneville2)
    August 25, 2015 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    If you need to clean your oven grills soak them in the bath with some washing powder and in the morning will be very easy to clean off and shine again

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  25. Iona Cornish
    August 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

    If you’re rubbing in butter for a recipe, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes first. It will “crumb” better that way

    Reply
  26. gouldie7
    August 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Get all your dishes, bowls, measured ingredients & utensils out before you start, and run a bowl of washing up water. Then when you put your recipe in the oven, you can wash up and clean down before you have to open the oven again!

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  27. pete c
    August 25, 2015 at 5:58 pm (2 years ago)

    always ensure your worksurfaces are really clean before you start working on them

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  28. Chris Davies
    August 25, 2015 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Great tips everyone! They are all very useful

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  29. gymbunnymummy
    August 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh wow, I’ve never heard of anything like this before. They look amazing. #TastyTuesday

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  30. Barbara
    August 25, 2015 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Make sure you prepare all ingredients and put on oven before you start so you do not have to look for ingredients with sticky fingers1

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  31. Jo Hutchings
    August 25, 2015 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    None of my hacks involve cleaning unfortunately, but to finish off a jar of Nutella put a scoop of ice-cream inside and eat straight from the jar with a spoon!

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  32. amy p
    August 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm (2 years ago)

    clean as you go!

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  33. Alix Smith
    August 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm (2 years ago)

    speed up the ripening of a banana by putting it in a paper bag

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  34. Lauren Prater
    August 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Great giveaway too πŸ™‚ x

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  35. Lyn Bosomworth
    August 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm (2 years ago)

    use white vinegar to clean glass

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  36. Laura Todd
    August 25, 2015 at 8:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Only clean on a sunday, it’s less stressful

    Reply
  37. patisseriemakesperfect
    August 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    These look so delicious Hannah. I’ve never had rye in shortbread. I’ve baked a rye loaf before. Dan Lepard has a great recipe in his book Short & Sweet.

    I’ve never seen such beautiful shortbread, it’s stunning.

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  38. martinaevansdesigns
    August 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Leave your herbs in the freezer. Doing this keeps them fresh and makes them a lot easier to chop. They will immediately defrost as soon as they hit a hot pan πŸ™‚

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  39. Natalie Crossan
    August 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Washing powder really loosens up stains on cups and spoons!

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  40. Kimberley Hazelton
    August 25, 2015 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    My biggest tip for is to run a sink full of soapy water so you can put dirty utensils straight in and keep your workspace as clear as possible. Also easy to give everything a quick wipe down afterwards and lets really dirty stuff soak for a bit.

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  41. Gina Camacho
    August 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    For a shinning floor use fabric conditioner xx yes , it’s weird but it works xx

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  42. Jo m welsh
    August 26, 2015 at 5:32 am (2 years ago)

    I haven’t got no tips sorry πŸ™

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  43. Kat Lucas
    August 26, 2015 at 5:32 am (2 years ago)

    If your glassware is dull from hard water all you need to do is put salt and ice cubes inside the glassware and swirl it around and then rinse and will come out sparkling like new

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  44. Samantha Wheeler
    August 26, 2015 at 5:38 am (2 years ago)

    Enlist your partner as kitchen porter!

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  45. Ashleigh Allan
    August 26, 2015 at 6:06 am (2 years ago)

    lemon juice works wonders on lots of things!

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  46. A Nicolson
    August 26, 2015 at 6:11 am (2 years ago)

    Use vinegar to clean windows to a streak-free finish.

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  47. tonyh1
    August 26, 2015 at 6:49 am (2 years ago)

    Descale the kettle with vinegar diluted 50% with water can be used many times far better than shop products !!

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  48. Elaine Savage
    August 26, 2015 at 7:15 am (2 years ago)

    use unscented baby wipes for cleaning awkward corners and edges

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  49. Claire Grigg
    August 26, 2015 at 7:18 am (2 years ago)

    Clean as you go along

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  50. clair downham
    August 26, 2015 at 7:33 am (2 years ago)

    use a toothbrush in hard to reach places

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  51. Sue Butler
    August 26, 2015 at 7:41 am (2 years ago)

    Never throw browning bananas away. Pop them in a bag then sling them in the freezer. Perfect for a quick batch of banana bread

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  52. Sue McCarthy
    August 26, 2015 at 7:45 am (2 years ago)

    I use denture cleaning tablets for getting the stains out of mugs, leave to soak overnight then wash as normal.

    Reply
  53. Kuja
    August 26, 2015 at 7:46 am (2 years ago)

    Kitchen roll is essential for cleaning emergencies.

    Reply
  54. laura stewart
    August 26, 2015 at 7:48 am (2 years ago)

    you dont have to weigh everything x

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  55. sumaiya
    August 26, 2015 at 7:53 am (2 years ago)

    These look so yummy! Thx for the recipe.

    Reply
  56. christine shelley
    August 26, 2015 at 8:19 am (2 years ago)

    Use wipes to clean the inside edges of your windows

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  57. Sally Collingwood
    August 26, 2015 at 8:25 am (2 years ago)

    Clean as you go and load the dishwasher oftern, nothing looks worse than loads of washing up.

    Reply
  58. Emma Gibson
    August 26, 2015 at 8:38 am (2 years ago)

    Brill prize.

    Reply
  59. Fiona Salmon
    August 26, 2015 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

    Micro fiber cloth will make your kitchen shine

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  60. S Bufton
    August 26, 2015 at 9:21 am (2 years ago)

    Lemon juice and Bicarbonate of soda are great natural cleaning aids.

    Reply
  61. Anne Bostwick
    August 26, 2015 at 9:27 am (2 years ago)

    Reward yourself with a spiced shortbread biscuit or two when you’ve taken of your marigolds.

    Reply
  62. Emily K (@EmilyK1983)
    August 26, 2015 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

    This shortbread looks so good! My kitchen hack is to grease measuring spoons and cups with a little oil before measuring sticky ingredients – makes it easier to get the full amount measured correctly!

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  63. Sarah-Jane Laycock
    August 26, 2015 at 10:10 am (2 years ago)

    Keep at it and the workload doesn’t become overpowering. Swill those cups and plates and pop them straight into the dishwasher. Put food away that isn’t being used and reach for those versatile wipes ensuring that your surfaces are hygienic and crystal clean!

    Reply
  64. Rob Griffiths
    August 26, 2015 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

    Wash up as you go along cooking

    Reply
  65. claire nutman
    August 26, 2015 at 10:22 am (2 years ago)

    My tip would be to make homemade curry pastes instead of jar bought, tomato puree base then add spices, add milk to puree, ta da, delicious and cheap, can freeze portions for future quick use.

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  66. Abbie Smith
    August 26, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

    When cleaning the kitchen use an old toothbrush to clean the nooks and crannies
    PS. these look amazing!

    Reply
  67. Rich Tyler
    August 26, 2015 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

    Supermarket brands are nearly always a good for cleaning

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  68. Paula Readings
    August 26, 2015 at 11:57 am (2 years ago)

    Loved your facebook page, the cakes look delicious. My handy cooking hint is don’t be afraid to try to mix things up.

    Reply
  69. isis1981uk
    August 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Put newspaper on top of your kitchen cabinets so it’s easy to clean – just replace the old dusty sheets with new clean ones every 6 months or so.

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  70. Louise A
    August 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Before I start cooking/baking etc I always have a washing bowl of hot soapy water ready so I can put dirty bits and pieces in (that don’t go in the dishwasher) when I have finished with them. I find there is always a few spare minutes (e.g. waiting for veg to cook etc) when I can quickly wash up a few bits which means I don’t have a massive amount of washing up to do at the end.

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  71. Lyla
    August 26, 2015 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

    No tips that haven’t already been mentioned x

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  72. sarah birkett
    August 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm (2 years ago)

    all the ones I have are already here, but I have collected some good new ones so thankyou everyone

    Reply
  73. Kristy Leanne Brown
    August 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

    My only tip – don’t let my hubby near a kitchen!

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  74. spudley101
    August 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm (2 years ago)

    My tip: keep your kitchen knives sharp. It’s amazing the difference a good sharp knife can make, and it’s easy not to notice when they start going blunt.

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  75. Doreen Mccarthy
    August 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I use washing powder to scrub stubborn stains off pans, the top of the cooker etc, its a really good abrasive

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  76. Kim M
    August 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Wash up as you go along when baking

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  77. Vic
    August 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Wash up as you go. It will make your life easier in the long run

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  78. jemma beynon
    August 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Use glass cleaner to clean the gloss doors so they sparkle

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  79. Jazz
    August 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Yummy! My kitchen tip is to soak dishes overnight so they are easier to clean the next day πŸ™‚

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  80. Megan Adams
    August 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Cut a lemon up and use it to clean the sink. Sparkling results and smells lovely too! No harsh chemicals.

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  81. Amanda A
    August 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

    No sorry but they look delicious! πŸ™‚

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  82. Julie Ward
    August 26, 2015 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I use the microfibre cloth for bathroom, hate the job cos all males in house

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  83. Lynsey Buchanan
    August 26, 2015 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I always keep some wipes handy for quick cleaning

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  84. Chris M Baker
    August 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Not cooked with Rye but must give it a try, You are an artist at work and are entitled to make a mess, just need someone else to whisk away the dirty dishes and return them ready for next time πŸ™‚

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  85. Rebecca Nisbet
    August 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

    tidy as you go, causes less stress and more time to work.

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  86. helen tovell
    August 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

    put your favourite recipes in clear plastic sleeves that way they are wipe clean

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  87. Samantha loughlin
    August 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Viakal to clean round taps gets all scale off

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  88. hairbrain
    August 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Use Dettol spray/wipes to keep germs at bay

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  89. Bob Clark
    August 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm (2 years ago)

    keep your work surfaces clear – easier to work with and saves knocking things over/spills

    Reply
  90. Janet Dring
    August 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Lemon juice and white vinegar are both handy to clean things

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  91. Lillian Fisher
    August 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    The Dettol wipes are very handy for a quick wipe of worktops and chopping boards.

    Reply
  92. Carole
    August 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    White vinegar is great for cleaning windows

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  93. Caroline H
    August 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m loving this recipe. I’m actually not too bad at baking but am never happy with my “traditional” shortbread so maybe time to try something new! And for me, since my least favourite cleaning job is the oven, I always put a sheet of tinfoil on the bottom, where most of the cooking mess ends up so I just have to remove that, give a quick scrub and replace it, to speed up the task.

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  94. wizzyh
    August 28, 2015 at 7:32 am (2 years ago)

    My tip is simply that it helps if you train your kids in washing up….!

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  95. Alison Johnson
    August 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Hubby is in charge in the kitchen, so he cleans it every day, just using Dettol spray on the counters & hob. No real hacks or tips – sorry!

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  96. Jhuls
    August 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven’t tried masala chai before or any spiced tea or coffee. But every time I encounter recipes like this, I always find them interesting. Rye biscuits + masala chai? More interesting. This sounds so flavorful and perfect. Thanks for joing Fiesta Friday and for bringing these awesome treat. πŸ™‚

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  97. chefjulianna
    August 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum! I have never baked with rye flour before, but these cookies look awesome, next to my very favourite beverage, chai! Awesome photos! πŸ˜€

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  98. Kaila
    August 28, 2015 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved your marbled rye bread! I’m not surprised you made it again. I bet those were some great sandwiches! This looks like another wonderful recipe too. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  99. EJ Dunn
    August 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Cover trays with foil before you cook anything on them. When you’re done you just need to bin the foil – no discolouration or washing up!

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  100. Ginger
    August 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

    They look delicious – I love the idea of using chai spices in your baking, especially with rye. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

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  101. Ana N.
    August 29, 2015 at 7:16 am (2 years ago)

    I like to keep you things tidy as I go along

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  102. Ruth Harwood
    August 29, 2015 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

    Use foil to line your trays so they don’t get caked x

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  103. Laura
    August 29, 2015 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

    Use a paste of bicarbonate of soda to get rid of stains on crockery

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  104. Lorraine Tinsley
    August 29, 2015 at 11:10 am (2 years ago)

    I always use foil for cooking, it saves trying to soak and clean baking trays. My mum has even covered her cooker top in foil to save cleaning

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  105. carolinescookingblog
    August 29, 2015 at 11:59 am (2 years ago)

    These look delicious, I love masala chai and can imagine the flavors are great in shortbread.

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  106. 2013dogs
    August 29, 2015 at 5:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I use a toothbrush to get into awkward areas and lemon juice for a fresh smell

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  107. Hekna
    August 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm (2 years ago)

    A cup of bicarbonate of soda and a cup of distilled vinegar in the washing machine drum, on a hot cycle, will help to cleanse your machine.

    Reply
  108. kelandab22
    August 29, 2015 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I recycle old (clean) socks and use them for dusting

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  109. kelandab22
    August 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I recycle old (clean) socks & use them for dusting

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  110. Isabelle Smith
    August 30, 2015 at 12:37 am (2 years ago)

    get someone else to clean the kitchen x

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  111. claire griffiths
    August 30, 2015 at 12:56 am (2 years ago)

    m tip is clean up as you go along that way it easier and does not build up

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  112. Stephanie Whitehouse
    August 30, 2015 at 8:10 am (2 years ago)

    Lemon juice helps clear turmeric stains

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  113. Maxine G
    August 30, 2015 at 8:34 am (2 years ago)

    Every so often put a dishwasher tablet through your washing machine on a hot cycle to clean it thoroughly!

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  114. Honest Mum
    August 30, 2015 at 9:02 am (2 years ago)

    Please come move in. You are such an accomplished chef and baker! These look delightful and loving all the rye, so good for you! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  115. Vikki Louise Sanderson
    August 30, 2015 at 9:20 am (2 years ago)

    These look & sound soo good! Also, I LOVE the blog name πŸ˜€
    As for kitchen hacks – I use Flash with Febreeze (diluted in hot water) to clean the insides of the cupboards – keeps them smelling lovely and fresh for ages!

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  116. carole n
    August 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Wipe and tidy as you go.

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  117. laura banks
    August 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm (2 years ago)

    dental floss is great for cleaning behind the knobs on the cooker

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  118. Jolene Yule
    August 31, 2015 at 9:13 am (2 years ago)

    Bicarbonate soda mix in fairy washing up liquid used as paste to clean brass

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  119. Samantha Dunn
    August 31, 2015 at 11:21 am (2 years ago)

    Great Prize!

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  120. tom buchanan
    August 31, 2015 at 12:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I cook really badly so my other half feels she will be better doing it….while I go and put my feet up.

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  121. Emilie Curry
    August 31, 2015 at 6:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Put a small tub of bicarb in the fridge to prevent smells

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  122. Andrew Naylor
    September 1, 2015 at 12:19 am (2 years ago)

    My kitchen hack is to soak dirty dishes, pans etc in the sink for a while, this makes washing up so much quicker and easier later on because the leftover food won’t dry on

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  123. leanne weir
    September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I pour the kitchen spray in to a bowl with kettle water and use it to mop. I find it works better than floor cleaner

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  124. Susan Race
    September 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm (2 years ago)

    If you cook something smelly in your microwave, a really good way to clean it is to add a couple of drops of lemon juice to some water and microwave it, then just wipe down the inside of the microwave, gets rid of all those nasty smells.

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  125. Hollie thorman
    September 2, 2015 at 11:44 am (2 years ago)

    Great blog post! Thanks for sharing

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  126. Mary Chez
    September 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I use white vinegar instead of fabric conditioner

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  127. Cecilia martins
    September 3, 2015 at 1:46 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing will definitely try this, looks delicious.

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  128. julie foster
    September 3, 2015 at 3:00 am (2 years ago)

    Soak badly used pans in a scoop of soap powder & boiling water for a couple of hours then clean with a light scourer .pans will look brand new .

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  129. Angie Hoggett (@angiehoggett)
    September 3, 2015 at 9:55 am (2 years ago)

    if you’re juicing lemons make use of the zest, it’s great dried out and crystallised for decorations

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  130. Allan Fullarton
    September 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Micro fiber cloth is great to clean the kitchen.

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  131. Michaela
    September 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Mixing a little bit of white vinegar with water cleans metal accents up perfectly – great for taps and hob tops!

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  132. Judith Allen (@JudeVFR400)
    September 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s a useful suggestion about the biscuit cutters, I suppose could be applied to any smallish all metal implement like that to avoid rust.

    I’m always messy, so no useful advice from me. I don’t know how she manages it, but my partner keeps everything immaculately clean and tidy whiles she’s baking or cooking. Next to no washing up afterwards because she’s already done it.

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  133. jessiecat33
    September 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Not really i just make sure i have plenty of wipes and kitchen roll around in the kitchen for all the spills x

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  134. Kat Allinson
    September 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    A little squirt of WD40 on stainless steel and wipe over with kitchen roll makes it gleam beautifully

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  135. MANDY DOHERTY
    September 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Warm citrus fruits in the microwave for a minute to make them easy to peel

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  136. Tim Woolfenden
    September 4, 2015 at 5:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Use detail to kill germs

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  137. MichelleD
    September 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Wash up as you’re cooking, that way you can relax and enjoy your meal without worrying about cleaning up after!

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  138. Katie skeoch
    September 5, 2015 at 8:58 am (2 years ago)

    I use Epsom salts & vinegar to clean my washing machine. Great when washing on a 40 degree cycle as the temp doesn’t get high enough to kill the bacteria

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  139. Sheila Sloan
    September 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Use lemons for many cleaning jobs. Completely natural and smells lovely.

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  140. julieledwards
    September 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm (2 years ago)

    My tip would be to clean as you go and always have some antibacterial wipes handy!

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  141. Kay Foster
    September 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Rubbing your fingers on stainless steal really does remove the smell of garlic from your fingers.

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  142. Anthony Wilson
    September 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Viniger is good on limescale

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  143. Janine Atkin
    September 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

    stay out of the way when your partner is cooking!

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  144. Hayley Evans
    September 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm (2 years ago)

    My kitchen tip is to use white vinegar to descale steamers and kettles. It’s a great natural and cheap alternative to descaling products.

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  145. Keshia Esgate
    September 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Cook double quantities and freeze half to save cooking another day!

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  146. Jo W
    September 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Get a liner for your oven so you don’t have to clean the oven, just take out the liner and clean it.

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  147. Jo Ford
    September 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Dettol wipes are so good for cleaning work surfaces

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  148. claire little
    September 5, 2015 at 7:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I have no tips always looking for some

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  149. Hazel Rea
    September 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    White distilled vinegar wiped over a stainless steel sink at regular intervals keeps it limescale free and shiny. Avoids having a major descale with smelly chemicals.

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  150. julie thomas
    September 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Organise your washing up, cleaner items into the bowl first and glasses. Clear these away so nothing gets damaged when the heavier items are drained

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  151. Lauren Old
    September 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Have one cutting board for meat and one for everything else, make sure they’re different colours/styles to remember which one is which

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  152. Samantha Atherton
    September 5, 2015 at 9:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I love dettol power & pure it’s so easy to use I love just whipping around the kitchen making it all sparkle. My tip would be after cleaning stainless steel appliances give them a good wipe over with a little baby oil on a soft cloth to remover streaks, prevent fingermark & make them shine.

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  153. Christopher Phillips
    September 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Put dishes straight into the dishwasher after being used as it saves having to move them again later.

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  154. Jane Middleton
    September 5, 2015 at 10:58 pm (2 years ago)

    not a great cook unfortunately

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  155. lyndsey
    September 6, 2015 at 7:43 am (2 years ago)

    wear swimming goggles when peeling onions so your eyes dont sting

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  156. Sophie beer
    September 6, 2015 at 8:18 am (2 years ago)

    Love this comp

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  157. Eileen Tingle
    September 6, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    Soak pans the moment you’ve finished using them and they’ll just wipe clean

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  158. steph lovatt
    September 6, 2015 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

    White vinegar cuts through grease easily

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  159. Katie Walker
    September 6, 2015 at 10:28 am (2 years ago)

    When baking a cake in a tin put greaseproof paper under the tin and secure with tape. This gives you more to hold onto when trying to release it from the tin

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  160. Jill fairbank
    September 6, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    Definitely tidy up as you go so you can enjoy the meal

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  161. Nora Saab
    September 6, 2015 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

    use a silicon pad to open difficult jars

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  162. Emma Matthews
    September 6, 2015 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    Keep the area clean and tidy as you work

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  163. Jenny Barker
    September 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)

    always say to yourself don’t put it down put it away

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  164. Donna W
    September 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Washing powder is great for cleaning oven shelves. It brings them up a treat with very little work and is not quite as harsh as over cleaner.

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  165. Barbara Handley
    September 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    To keep celery fresh for a long time, wrap it in aluminium foil and place in the refrigerator.

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  166. Rebecca Powell
    September 6, 2015 at 12:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Using an old toothbrush to clean all those nooks and crannys

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  167. Terrie-Ann Wright
    September 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

    clean as you go πŸ™‚ always helps in the end!

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  168. Suzie W
    September 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Put things away as you go along!

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  169. ELISHA
    September 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Cut a lemon in half put that in the fridge draws in all pungent odors the other half, put it in a bowl of water microwave safe, put it in the microwave for 5-7 mins this gives the kitchen a nice smell also loosens the muck that has splattered on the microwave inner ceiling,easier for you to clean.

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  170. sarah mills
    September 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    white vinegar is a brill tool

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  171. Kay Panayi
    September 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm (2 years ago)

    They looks fantastic

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  172. Amy Rowlands
    September 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Keep organinsed, wash as you’re cooking. less dishes at the end meaning more time to relax πŸ™‚

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  173. Dianne Hanson
    September 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm (2 years ago)

    To clean the microwave, put half a lemon in a bowl of water and microwave for 5 minutes. The steam cuts through all the grease and the lemon makes the kitchen smell lovely!

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  174. Joe Mitchell
    September 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Vinegar around the taps and hobs leave them shiney and lovely

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  175. Anthea Holloway
    September 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm (2 years ago)

    My handy kitchen tip is – put your sink tidy, washing up brushes, cutlery holder etc into the dishwasher to make sure they are always clean and healthy!

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  176. ann clements
    September 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    wipe surfaces with fresh lemon after preparing fish

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  177. sheridarby
    September 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Get someone else in to do the cleaning

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  178. Ellie P
    September 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Wash up straight away and stains are easier to get off!

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  179. Caroline Signey
    September 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I use baby wipes on the kitchen floor for the odd food spill until I get round to mopping the floor properly

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  180. denise cross
    September 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

    a lemon slice in the fridge to absorb smells

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  181. Jamie
    September 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Only “tip” is to have everything ready and chopped up before you start cooking and to write it down as to where you put it πŸ™‚

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  182. Laura winkless
    September 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm (2 years ago)

    I always add a bit of water to the last few drops of washing up liquid, means you get a couple more uses out of it and the bottle is clean for recycling voila!

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  183. jessica newman
    September 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    lemon juice and bicarb of soda are great at removing stains off of worktops

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  184. abrammag
    September 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Have a sink full of really hot water and chuck in all your cooking utensils the moment you’ve finished using them. It makes cleaning them so much easier as nothing sticks.

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  185. Gill Mitchell
    September 6, 2015 at 7:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Warm solid butter in the microwave before making to make it easier to mix/rub in

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  186. Emma Wolski
    September 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm (2 years ago)

    use white vinegar in your washing machine and put on an empty cycle to stop stagnant smell

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  187. alipally1
    September 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Mine is an easy one – chop a lemon in half and place in the fridge to kill any odours.

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  188. sandra ralph
    September 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

    none that i can think of but i love the look of these biscuits

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  189. Mia Clarke
    September 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Bicarb can be used to eliminate odours in the fridge

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  190. Laura Costello
    September 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm (2 years ago)

    The only thing that works for me is the less time spent in the kitchen the better haha

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  191. Tracyann Higgs
    September 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    When using the biscuit cutter I dip it in a little bit of flour before cutting out to ensure it doesn’t stick.

    Great recipe

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  192. leonie owen
    September 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm (2 years ago)

    i clean and washing up as i cook, that why then there is less mess at the end

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  193. elloiseb
    September 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

    no haha

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  194. Monika S
    September 6, 2015 at 10:49 pm (2 years ago)

    not really , but will happily read others

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  195. Mandy S
    September 6, 2015 at 10:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Instead of just wiping a top over with a cloth to collect the flour or dough you have left on surface use a palette knife to scrape up excess before wiping, then clean with Dettol

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  196. Heather Crowe
    September 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Always, always, keep bicarbonate soda in your cupboard! So handy for so many things.

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  197. ROSEMARY SHEEHAN
    September 6, 2015 at 11:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Wash up as you go along

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  198. Hayley Louise Colburn
    September 7, 2015 at 12:48 am (2 years ago)

    nothing really to do with baking but putting salt pepper and vinegar in water before bringing it to the boil is great for poached eggs, when you whisk the water in the saucepan, the seasoning all goes to the middle with the egg and tastes fab, the vinegar helps it bind x

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  199. jamie millard
    September 7, 2015 at 1:16 am (2 years ago)

    place a single sheet of kitchen roll under a chopping board to stop it slipping while preparing food.

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  200. Leslie Evans
    September 7, 2015 at 6:37 am (2 years ago)

    When you have finished with toothbrushes for cleaning your teeth keep them to help clean those hard to get at cleaning area’s in the home.

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  201. claire toplis
    September 7, 2015 at 7:26 am (2 years ago)

    I am cooing whirlwind I really should clean up as I go

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  202. CAROLINE WATSON
    September 7, 2015 at 7:49 am (2 years ago)

    rotate your cans and jars so you dont get left with some out of date ones

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  203. David Price
    September 7, 2015 at 7:56 am (2 years ago)

    Remember to wash up as you go along- as my wife reminds me!

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  204. Kerry Smith
    September 7, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    I love using fresh herbs but instead of throwing away the rest of the bunch because it’s gone bad I freeze it. It still has the fresh herb flavour and you just breast off what you need

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  205. tracey bowden
    September 7, 2015 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

    First your recipe looks delicious! I don’t have any cleaning tips, in fact I hate cleaning so my tip would be to get someone else to do it for you πŸ˜‰

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  206. kimberley grant
    September 7, 2015 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

    Lemon juice cleans really well learnt that from how clean is your house. It’s good for grime.

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  207. Kate Phillips
    September 7, 2015 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

    Clear up as you go along ….

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  208. sarah parker
    September 7, 2015 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

    clean up as soon as possible πŸ™‚

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  209. Tracey baker
    September 7, 2015 at 11:17 am (2 years ago)

    Wipe over your freezer with vanilla extract to keep it smelling nice

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  210. Rebecca Evans
    September 7, 2015 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

    Wash up as you go , something I’ve had to get to grips with as I use so many tools when baking!

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  211. Diana
    September 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t know any hacks :/

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  212. Natalie Baugh
    September 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm (2 years ago)

    If you are clumsy like me a knock things over i.e. a glass, use some bread to pick up the glass shards. I’m always knocking things off my draining board haha

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  213. Em S
    September 7, 2015 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t really have a hack, but I’m learning a lot from the comments πŸ™‚

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  214. denshacam
    September 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Put a bit of essential oil in your toilet so every time you flush, a nice smell is released

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  215. Kim Styles
    September 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Need to cut your cake in half to create two cake layers? Wrap dental floss around the middle of the cake, and use it to saw side to side, making the two layers neater and more even.

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  216. Christine Lockley
    September 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm (2 years ago)

    My top tip:

    weigh out all your ingredients, turn on your oven and run a sink full of hot water before you start baking/cooking, as you use your ingredients put all empty bowls, dishes, spons etc straight into sink and one your goodies are in the oven the washing up wont take as long (as everything will have soaked)

    My other tip would be for stainless steel – a few drops of baby oil will make you stainless steel sparkle and shine as well as removing streaks and fingermarks

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  217. kayleigh dudley
    September 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm (2 years ago)

    a lovely recipe, i have taken a print, thank you

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  218. susan thornton
    September 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Keep the washing up down and always rinse so you don’t need to dry x

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  219. Melissa Lee
    September 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I use sugar soap spray to clean all counter tops and the sink – works a treat

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  220. Victoria Prince
    September 7, 2015 at 2:51 pm (2 years ago)

    These look delicious πŸ™‚

    I can’t think of any kitchen tips or hacks, sorry!

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  221. Andrea A
    September 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t have any handy kitchen hacks or tips but those biscuits look yummy.

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  222. Catherine Gregory
    September 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm (2 years ago)

    If like me you find pans that have poached eggs in annoying to clean when done the eggs instantly empty the water and put fresh hot water in with some washing up liquid and leave to soak

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  223. daph57
    September 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I put some lemon juice in water in a microwaveable jug to help clean the microwave, just put on for a couple of mins. Improves the smell after onions ect as well

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  224. LEE HARDY
    September 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Clean up as you go along.

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  225. CAROL PATTRICK
    September 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Tomato Ketchup makes copper & stainless steel pans sparkle

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  226. Joan
    September 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    clean as you go

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  227. Emma
    September 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Bicarbonate and water clean away tea stains from cups really well

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  228. Anna (@walkthedust)
    September 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Yummy biscuits !! My top tip is for cleaning the microwave – just stick some lemon juice in a mug of water and zap for 1 minute, then all you need to do is wipe it clean as the steam loosens the dried in food, and the lemon makes it smell nice!

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  229. Theresa Thomas
    September 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Always rinse the plates before to planto wash them

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  230. Tamsin Dean
    September 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    mine is just simply plan ahead as much as possible and clean up as you go, it lakes things easier

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  231. Caroline Buckley
    September 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Tidy as you go along and get the little ones to help too!

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  232. Julieanne Seaman
    September 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Clean as you so you can get that well earned sit-down while its cooking x

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  233. Jackie Rushton
    September 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Use vinegar to clean greasy dishes – it cuts straight through!

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  234. Claire Ann Stewart
    September 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Antibacteial wipes save time

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  235. Suzanne Brown
    September 7, 2015 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Line kitchen cupboards with pretty wrapping paper, then when spring cleaning just change the paper – so much easier than scrubbing rusty food-can rings, spilled flour, etc. from the bases of cupboards.

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  236. Michelle Wild
    September 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Have a day baking/cooking, like they used to do, to utilise the oven fully. It also frees up the rest of the week.

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  237. jessica
    September 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

    not really sorry

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  238. Sarah E
    September 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Move expiring stuff to the front of the cupboard

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  239. Natalie Gillham
    September 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago)

    clean as you work in the kitchen so there’s less to do later πŸ™‚

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  240. Charlotte Oates
    June 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm (10 months ago)

    Hi Hannah, I was just wondering where you get your props from, I love the jug and tray in these pictures but I’ve never spotted anything quite as nice when I’ve been looking. Thanks x

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    • hannahhossack
      June 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm (10 months ago)

      Hi Charlotte, I find most of my props in car boot sales and charity shops or they are things that I’ve inherited from my parents, not much help I’m afraid! πŸ™ I know Lucy Supergoldenbakes has found some really good stuff on ebay, I’m a bit too scared to start looking on there because I think I would go a bit crazy and end up buying loads of stuff… x

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