Category Archives: Festive

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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Dark chocolate & hazelnut cake, a birthday cake

Most people who know my dad would find it terrible hard to buy him a gift. He’s just one of those who has everything he needs and no desire for extravagance. However, there are few things that he loves unreservedly … Continue reading

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Homemade pineapple jam (for pineapple tarts)

With Chinese New Year approaching, the house is being filled with more snacks and delicious goodies. Last year, I didn’t have time to make my own pineapple paste. This year, I wanted to do it because while I liked my … Continue reading

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