Tag Archives: Christmas

Marron glacés (candied chestnuts)

I’ve always been very intrigued by those glistening  pieces marrons sitting in big copper pots by a paticceria window, a sight that is so common in Italy especially when autumn  and winter approaches. I love these morsels ever since I … Continue reading

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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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Christmas baking: Brown sugar pecan sablés

  Hi everyone! We’ve entered the second week of December. This means, it’s time for Christmas baking (if you haven’t already done so). I’ve been a little late in Christmas baking this year because I have been stuck baking these … Continue reading

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Vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese and mascarpone frosting

  Christmas arrived early this year along with these cupcakes. Don’t you think they look festive with its contrasting soft cream and ruby red colour? Its flavour is redolent of everything that is Christmas; you can taste Christmas in a … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012

Dear all, Hope you have the merriest Christmas this year! I do hope there’s some holiday cheer around you wherever you are. Have a blessed New Year ahead! Enjoy the festivities and stay safe. xx, Jo p.s I had some … Continue reading

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