14 Feb 2016

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

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White chocolate cookies with raspberry cheesecake inside?! Sounds crazy but it actually works. Put your hesitations aside when you bake these – they look messy before baking but the oven forgivesall and they come out speckled with gooey cheesecake filling.

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07 Feb 2016

Red Velvet Cookies

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Chocolate cookies with while chocolate chips. These were baked from room temperature so they were big, flat and chewy. If you prefer them thicker and crunchy, chill the dough after rolling into balls.

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06 Dec 2015

Snowy Peaks Cupcakes

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I usually do some sort of chocolate cupcakes around Christmas. They’re an easy thing to decorate to look like things – reindeers… bonfires… or in this case, snow covered mountains. The swirl on top is a white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

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29 Nov 2015

Candy Cane Crunch Shortbread

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Crumbly, buttery biscuits drizzled with white chocolate and topped with chopped candy canes. The peppermint from the candy canes is an unusual twist but pairs well with the white chocolate. These make great Christmas presents!

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12 Nov 2015

Pudsey Bars

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Raise money for Children in Need with these almond sponge cake bars filled with white chocolate and homemade jam. It’s a bit more creative than just dropping a pound in the bucket on the way in to work, and it’s easy enough to make that I had time to buy the ingredients and bake this after work on without advance notice.

For anyone not in the UK, “Pudsey” is the mascot for the Children in Need charity which runs a national collection every year. He has one eye and is covered in multi-coloured spots (hence the sprinkles). Read more

05 Jul 2015

Apple Spice Donuts with White Chocolate

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Independence day seemed as good an excuse as any to make donuts, and I had some tricolour sprinkles left over from St George’s day in April. These have big chunks of apple and are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, then covered in white chocolate.

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27 Feb 2015

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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Particularly excellent on carrot cake, but also good for white/yellow cake – I used this on vanilla rainbow cupcakes. The frosting sets to a firm but spreadable/pipeable consistency.

White chocolate cream cheese frosting

White chocolate cream cheese frosting

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
 
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Serves: Spread for 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 200g (1½c) icing sugar
  • 120g (4 oz) cream cheese
  • 30g (1/4c) butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120g (6oz) white chocolate
Directions
  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, then cool slightly. Add to the cream cheese and beat well.
  3. Add the icing sugar and mix until smooth.
01 Feb 2015

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

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White chocolate chip cookies with strawberries, guaranteed to at least raise a few eyebrows for Valentine’s Day. I had to order the dried strawberries for this online as they were impossible to find in any of the local supermarkets. You could substitute cranberries if you can’t find strawberries.

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08 Jan 2015

White Chocolate Cranberry Mini Loaves

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I never pass up the chance to use my mini loaf pans. Any kind of traybake which is remotely seasonal (cranberries are a Christmas thing afterall) and I rush to the kitchen to make mini loaves. These cranberry mini loaves have white chocolate chips and natural yogurt topping. If you don’t share my love of mini loaves, you could also use a 9×13″ pan.

Frosted loaves

Spread the topping over the loaves to set

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01 Jan 2015

Pretzel Crunch Cookies

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White chocolate cookies with salty pretzels dotted throughout. Finally a way to use up the pretzels from the Christmas cracker snack packs. If you can’t get regular mini pretzels, pretzel sticks work too. I found them in the Polish section at Tesco.

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