Category Archive: Holiday Baking

Oct 19

Basbousa in Honey + Orange Blossom Syrup {Diwali Treats}

During the holy festival of Diwali (Deepavali), Hindus celebrate the event with a whole bunch of sweets and treats, one of them being Basbousa. Sweets are an important component during this Indian festival as they are made as offerings to the deity Lakshmi during poojas and, in return, the worshipper shall receive bountiful blessings for the coming year ahead. Basbousa is a semolina cake that is soaked in simple syrup after baking.

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Feb 07

Individual Chocolate Mousse & Raspberry Desserts

A beautiful dessert that is simple to make if you have a couple of the right tools on hand. If you don’t want to make this individually then simply make it all in one big springform cake tin. Treat that special someone in your life with this decadent dessert come Valentine’s day.

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Feb 05

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you don’t feel like cooking up a gourmet three-course meal for Valentine’s Day, or if you’re not with anyone special this year and choose to fuss over your family and friends instead, then how about making a batch of simple, yet delicious chocolate chunk cookies. No one will be able to resist them and you will be the star in everyone’s eyes. Spread the love!

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Mar 15

Celtic Cupcakes

Today’s recipe is a themed cupcake, using a Guinness cupcake recipe, homemade vanilla buttercream and some handcrafted sugar decorations. These cupcakes would be very much appreciated at any St Paddy’s Day party.

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Feb 11

Shrove Tuesday : Coconut Pancakes with Mango & Passionfruit Yoghurt

I’m just about done with the winter chill, so I thought I’d liven things up a bit in the kitchen with these tropic-inspired pancakes. Hopefully when I bite into them I’ll smell the sea breeze; feel the sand between my toes and hear the crashing of waves. Happy Shrove everybody!

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Feb 07

Racey Red Velvet Cheesecake

I have been playing round with this idea for the past six months now and it has finally come into fruition ~ Red Velvet no-bake cheesecake! Perfect to share on Valentine’s Day with your significant other! Bright red with a full chocolatey flavour, this will definitely be hailed as dessert nirvana.

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Feb 05

Individual Raspberry Mousse + Bittersweet Chocolate Cakes

Today we are upping the ante and pulling out all the stops for our significant other and loved ones with this Valentine’s day special. Creamy decadent raspberry mousse + vanilla sponge + a rich chocolate coating. Who wouldn’t want to receive this at the end of dinner?

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Dec 07

Apple, Pear and Black Cherry Crumble

Stewed fruit topped with buttery crumble makes for a very satisfying end to a meal. I went for a wintery flavour by making this crumble with a combination of sweet juicey dessert pears, tart apples and dark cherries. Served warm along with vanilla custard, this dessert is perfect on a chilly night.

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Nov 03

Spiced Baby Bundts with Butterscotch Glaze.

Beautiful baby bundt cakes with all the spicey flavours associated with the festive season. In Holland spiced cookies called ‘Speculaas’ and ‘Kruidnoten’ are traditional for this time of year, so I thought how about some spiced cakes as well to add to the mix. These are then glazed with a creamy butterscotch glaze and given a light dusting with cinnamon sugar. Brilliant!

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Oct 04

Festive Spritz Cookies

Christmas is literally right round the corner, so this is me preparing early and testing out new recipes that I will replicate on a later date. These cookies are so delicious and with just one batch you can make up to fifty cookies. Serve them at home or pack them up and give them as gifts, either way they will be much appreciated.

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