Posted in December 2011

One of my favourite ‘ings’….chocolates!

One of my favourite ‘ings’….chocolates!

Today marked the end of my edible gift creating mission. I wouldn’t say that it has been easy, in fact it has involved many hours of hard kitchen graft, sticky hands and the endless sterilising of jars. But now that I’ve finished and everything is bow-tied and ready to be given and devoured, I just hope these put … Continue reading

Wonderous Leftover Pud

There are still nine days left until Christmas but I am already thinking about what I should do with my leftover Christmas pudding. Actually I’ve already bought a very reasonably priced pudding, cooked it and have left it to cool so that I can make some of Nigella’s amazing Christmas Puddini Bonbons – if you’ve not tried this recipe yet … Continue reading

Birthday Treats

Birthday Treats

It is a friend’s birthday tomorrow, so I had to bake a few sweet treats! Vanilla Cakes Here are my simple but very cute (even if I do say so myself) vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and a dash of edible glitter and some colourful sugar baubles. Here is the recipe! Cake batter 110g softened … Continue reading

Magical Things To Do With Sprouts

I love sprouts. I won’t lie and say I always have, I haven’t. In fact most of the sprouts from my childhood were slyly fed to the dog under the table (who of course, promptly spat them out)….yes, a labrador can be that picky! Sprouts are something that I’ve grown to like and now I … Continue reading