Author: Sophia Henry

The Verdict on the new Great British Bake Off

Now we are well under way with The Great British Bake Off, it is time to weigh up the old with the new (pun very much intended!). I must say, I was so determined to hate the new version of the nation’s favourite show, being loyal to Mary and the lovely BBC, but it can’t be denied that the new series in all of it’s radical complications and differences, is looking like a good one. Judges and presenters:  Let’s begin with the most striking difference, the change in the presenters and judge. Replacing Mary Berry would have always been...

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Bake of the Month: Apple Cake

This apple cake is super simple to make and tastes delicious! It doesn’t take an expert to make and is really fun to create with your flatmates if you need a revision break. The preparation time is around 15 minutes and cooking time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Give it a go during the Easter break so you can show off to your flatmates when you are back at university. Ingredients: 150g unsalted butter 225g self raising flower 1 tsp baking powder 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp vanilla extract 2tbsp rum 2 medium sized apples 25g...

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Food trends: unicorns

For those of you who are no stranger to Pinterest, it will come as no surprise to you that Unicorns have emerged as an interesting food trend. These mythical creatures are taking over the world of the foodies in a range of different forms: here are the top picks of these magical makes. 1: Unicorn macaroons: image from here.  These are undoubtably the cutest macaroons on the scene. Not are they beautiful, but they are delicious too. If you revel in the joys of organisation and uniformity, can these be any more enticing? To try your own, there is no reason...

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Moonlight – A Film Review

Moonlight really got the nation talking this year, and not just because of the controversy surrounding the Golden Globe Awards! Moonlight tackles various difficult areas of personal development head-first, through it’s incredibly emotional narrative. Directed by Barry Jenkins, this film received many credible awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for the Best Director. Best Motion Picture was handed over at The Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay was given to Moonlight. This film is particularly influential to a lot of people because it presents the struggle of coming to terms with your individual identity in a society that...

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92 Degrees Coffee

(image from here) 92 degrees coffee is a hidden gem of cafés, located on Hardman Street. It is a small, but very cosy and welcoming coffee shop. For those who are rebelling against the chain stores, it is a great and local place to start. The coffee shop is just behind the cathedral off campus, so is an ideal place to work or relax between lectures and its calming atmosphere makes it a great little get away too. As it is fairly small, it is a lovely place to study: grab a sofa, order a mocha and cosy up with your...

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