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Artists singing, shoemakers making cookies – has the world turned upside-down?

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Butterfly cakes with passion fruit filling

Makes 12

Blood-orange cake

200g/7oz softened unsalted butter
350g/111/2oz icing sugar
Zest and juice of 2 unwaxed blood oranges
3 unwaxed blood oranges, to decorate the top of the cake

Coconut cake

This is my version of a coconut cake from the American South. I love the sweet and nutty flavour of coconut. I cook with coconut milk a lot – at work we get in fresh ones, puréeing the flesh with water and straining to make a thick cream. This takes patience, though, as it does take quite a lot of work. Coconut milk from a tin will do nicely in this recipe.

Album: Kate Walsh, Light and Dark, (Blueberry Pie)

A third album by the Brighton-based songwriter. You may be familiar with her internet success two years ago, Tim's House. This is confessional pop manufactured for the age of social media: ooops-I've-said-it-now writing justified on the basis that, well, it's possible to say it.

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Rhubarb and blood-orange meringue

Serves 2
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