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The British Bake Off Burgess

Last month, fourth year student Peter Sawkins was made an Honorary Burgess of the City of Edinburgh. Lord Provost Frank Ross mentioned Peter being both the youngest and the first Scottish winner in the show’s history. He won the 2020 season of The Great British Bake Off and now has returned to studying (and baking) […]

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Lifestyle in Lockdown

A collaborative piece from Lifestyle’s editors and writers about what motivates us to get up in the morning, what keeps us sane throughout multiple lockdowns and what we’re looking forward to in the coming months. Karishma Balasubramanian: Lifestyle Editor I like an early start so I wake up at 7am every morning with an existential […]

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Bread baking for beginners

Whether it’s because lock-down 2.0 is looming or you just need a new way to waste time but feel productive – look no further. Let’s bring back the bread making. Banana bread is so last season and let’s face it, ‘simple’ and ‘sourdough’ are two words that should never have been placed next to each […]

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Recipe: Chewy Ginger Biscuits

As the days are getting a little colder, these delicious ginger biscuits provide a warming hug to combat the stress of mounting uni work. With a crisp outside and a delightfully chewy centre, these are the taste of autumn days and home comforts. The recipe is super simple and the ingredients really easy to source. […]

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A foolproof recipe for the perfect carrot cake

Now carrot cake is perhaps one of the more controversial of classic cakes, but this recipe is bound to win over even the most reluctant of vegetable cake foregoers. This is a delightfully moist sponge with warming spices and crunchy walnuts. The icing for the top and middle is to die for, the zesty orange […]

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The New Year Slump – don’t let it getchya

The post-Christmas/New Year lull can feel disheartening. The now wilted crown from your Christmas cracker has seen better days and no amount of cranberry sauce can recreate the taste of your Christmas dinner. It can feel deflating to think about the looming anticipation of a new wave of deadlines and 9AMs. Not to fear, there are […]

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‘Sana’s Recipes’ Mug Brownies

Everyone loves a good mug brownie. They’re a quick and easy fix when you’re craving a midnight snack and pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The hot and cold contrast really makes for a perfect dessert. These can also be made in a little ramekin cup in the oven if you’re worried […]