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03 Dec 2013

Shortbread: Cranberry/Pecan, White Chocolate/Cherry

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Good for weeknights, these were quick to make and gone in a day. There’s also plenty of chance to dip them in chocolate and festive sprinkles for Christmas. It’s an easy one to split up into multiple flavours. I did pistachio/cranberry and white chocolate/cherry.

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01 Dec 2013

North Pole Chocolate Cupcakes

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With Advent starting tomorrow, I wanted to do something Christmas themed: Peppermint buttercream filled chocolate cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese frosting.
Tripple Peppermint Chocolate Cupcake
Each one comes with an edible flagpole, but don’t try to eat the label! Makes 10 cupcakes
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01 Dec 2013

Peppermint Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting

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A peppermint flavoured buttercream and cream cheese frosting to compliment it.  Works well with chocolate cake РI used it for North Pole Cupcakes.

Buttercream with candycane sprinkles

Buttercream with candycane sprinkles

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28 Nov 2013

Maple Syrup and Blueberry Cupcakes

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Blueberries are good any time of the year, and maple syrup was a great compliment.

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26 Nov 2013

Lemon Curd

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An easy lemon curd recipe and very lemony. This makes about 3/4 pint. Went really well with my chocolate/raisin scones but would also probably be good on toast. It was gone before I got chance to try.
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24 Nov 2013


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Kind of festive as it’s late November, the mixture came out softer than I expected, but the result was a totally professional looking gingersnap, with all the tiny crinkles filled with sugar.

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22 Nov 2013

Mini Apple Cranberry Pies with Pecan Streusel

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Bitesized (just about) mini cranberry/apple pies with pecan streusel topping. The caramel makes these good on their own, but you could also eat them with custard.

Makes about 14 deep filled apple pies.

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20 Nov 2013

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Insanely chocolatey cookies. This makes around 20 decent sized cookies.

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17 Nov 2013

Orange Raisin/White Choc Cranberry Buttermilk Scones

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Buttermilk Scones

These were easy to make and were easy to flavour with orange raisins and white chocolate. I made some orange butter as well by creaming unsalted butter, orange zest and orange juice.

This was all that was left from a batch of 12 by the time I’d finished washing dishes…
Orange & Raisin Scones and Orange Butter
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10 Nov 2013

Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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These muffins are very chocolatey without being too sweet. You can also use any combination of standard drinking chocolate/unsweetened chocolate for both the frosting and the muffins.

Chocomuffins with label

Chocolate muffins with label

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