Category Archives: Festive

Christmas baking: Vanilla crescents

Hi everyone, We are barely a week from Christmas.  I’m sure everyone is busy preparing gifts, baking, and decorating their homes for this beautiful season. In case anyone is looking out for Christmas cookies, these are festive. They are traditionally … Continue reading

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Chocolate and hazelnut easter friands

Hi everyone! How did you spend your Easter weekend? I was cooking up a meal for ten over the Easter weekend. It was quite a feat to cook so many items for so many people but J and I managed … Continue reading

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Spiced chocolate and orange hot cross buns

Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns, One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! I had this little ditty in my head while I was baking these hot cross buns. Hot cross buns is probably something you would only … Continue reading

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Rose, cranberry and pistachio cookies

Hello everyone, Just a quick post before the buzz and fuss of Chinese New Year. I can’t admit that I’m a huge Chinese New Year fan. There are some traditions that I love (like cooking and eating with the family) … Continue reading

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Spiced party nuts

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for some spiced nuts that would be great for a party and for mindless snacking and endless fun. They are highly addictive and goes very well with beer or cocktails. I made these for … Continue reading

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