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Hint of Christmas Cookies

These scrummy cookies are nice and easy to make, I hardly had chance to take any photo’s of these before they disappeared! You can vary the end result by leaving some as a ball of dough as some people like a softer cookie...
 
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Ricciarelli Hearts

I made my version of these 4 or 5 years ago doing research for a magazine article. They are delicious and very moreish. Originally a macaroon style biscuit form Siena in Italy and often given as Christmas gifts. As I have a lov...

 
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Pookies, Apple Pie Cookies

We recently had a wonderful couple of nights away, we stayed in a lovely B&B and when we left they gave us loads of Bramley cooking apples. I’ve made a few things with them and shared them with friends too. Then I dec...
 
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Chocolate and a Bit Boozy “Salami” Roll

Chocolate and a Bit Boozy Salami This is a delight to eat and so easy to make. Lovely with a coffee after a meal or an afternoon perk up! Also, it’s very forgiving, so a great way to use up the last few nuts in a bag or a packe...

 
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Snowy Pie slice
Snowy Pie slice

Snowy Pie

I recently made a Mississippi Mud Pie for a magazine commission, it was total heaven on a plate (if a little calorific!!!) I decided a white chocolate version would be worth a try, let’s just say it was! Print recipe Snowy Pie ...
 
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Amaretto & Dark Choc
Amaretto & Dark Choc
Amaretto & Dark Choc

Amaretto and Dark Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, baked or no bake, all flavours, whether it’s fruity or sweet and spicy! I reckoned an Amaretto flavour  (a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur) would work well, so decided to pair it with dark chocolate ...

 
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Christmas Muffins

I decided to make some muffins with a Christmas inspired taste. The smell of spices will fill your kitchen and then you get to scoff the labours of your hard work, perfect! You can vary the spices and fruit to your taste or wha...
 
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Tiffin Cupcakes

Easy to make and delicious to eat, tiffin is perfect for an afternoon perk up with a cuppa. I decided to make an individual sized portion, no cutting and they look like cupcakes too! The mixed spice is an optional extra which m...

 
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Dog Biscuits

For the last few years I’ve been making these biscuits for my parents dog Charley for Christmas. He’s a fussy little beggar but he seems to really like these! I usually put them in a jar and they will last for several weeks tha...
 
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Christmas Tree Buns

I had this idea a few nights ago, you know when you can’t get back to sleep and keep thinking about food, or is that just me……….. These are basically a batch of Chelsea buns made all Christmasy. I think they’d make a great cent...