Hey Dessert Obsessed Bakers!

Dive into the scrumptious world of deliciously easy desserts with Lou, the dessert-obsessed baker at Crumbs and Corkscrews. If you’re ready to master baking basics and explore exciting new treats, you’ve just stumbled upon the sweetest spot. Let’s whip up some magic together!







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Welcome to Crumbs and Corkscrews

I’m Lou, a dessert obsessed baker, recipe developer and food photographer living in the Cotswolds, UK.

My speciality is deliciously easy desserts – from true classics to a modern twist, captivating your sweet tooth through mouth-watering food stories.

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Baking tips

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Why Room Temperature Ingredients Matter

How many times have you gone to make a recipe and it’s called for room temperature ingredients? Have you been tempted to just use ingredients straight from the fridge? Does it really matter if your eggs are cold and your butter is solid? Keep reading to find out if room temperature ingredients really do matter!
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Salted vs. Unsalted Butter – What to use?

Does the type of butter you use in your baking matter? Do you know the difference between salted and unsalted butter? Find out more about butter, the differences and similarities between them and when you should use each.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Just two ingredients and five minutes is all you need to make your own baking secret ingredient, homemade vanilla extract! A total cost and time saver, it’s super easy to make and more flavourful. And as it never expires, you’ll have plenty to use in cakes, bakes, cookies and so much more!

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No Bake Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

One bite of this decadently delicious triple chocolate cheesecake and there’s no going back! With an Oreo base, white, milk and dark chocolate cheesecake layers and a glossy chocolate ganache, this really is chocolate heaven. And to make it even better, it’s easy to make and no bake so no faffing with water-baths. Ready to try it?
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Oreo Cupcakes

If you’re looking for the best Oreo cupcakes ever, then you’ve just found them. Seriously, with that soft and fluffy cookies and cream cupcake, the most amazing buttercream frosting and a hidden Oreo inside, you won’t be able to resist making these over and over again.
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Custard Cream Blondies

Indulge yourself with these Custard Cream blondies! Super easy to make, topped with everyone’s favourite biscuit and packed with white chocolate chunks, they have a beautiful vanilla butterscotch flavour. And with that perfect brownie centre, these are the best ever blondies you’ll ever taste.

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If you’re just starting on your baking journey or you’re hitting star baker every time, you’ll find my recipes easy to follow every step of the way.

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