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Brainies!

Have been meaning to make these for about a week, ready for Halloween and by the skin of my teeth I managed to get them ready before the doorbell rings with trick and treaters! You could add these brains to cupcakes, biscuits o...
 
I ♥ Italy
 

Nectarine & Amaretto Sorbet

Some things just remind you of summer and care free times, or may be it’s just the alcohol in this that does it! This bottle of Amaretto was brought on our first wedding anniversary in Sorrento, total bliss and after several (!...

 
Biscuits
 

Lemon & Elderflower Sandwich Biscuits

These little cuties used some of the Elderflower Cordial I made recently. They really do taste like summer to me. Of course you can use brought cordial, which means you can taste and dream of summer all year (which I do…..) Per...
 
Special days
 

Elderflower Cordial, Summer Picnic Party!

Elderflower, the smell & taste always reminds me of summer. Perfect for alfresco dining & picnics! So I thought that it would be ideal to join in the blog Summer Picnic Party that Hani & Beth have organised. All the...

 
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Neapolitan Coconut Ice

I love coconut but don’t often use it. It’s been years since I made coconut ice and I thought I’d try and make an easy, quick and delicious recipe which means I won’t leave it years until I make another batch!   What spurr...
 
Bread
 

Doughnuts & Vanilla Cream

  The lovely Hani http://www.hanielas.com/ recently asked if I would join her making doughnuts, errrm well let me see…..of course! Love her, love doughnuts it’s a no brainer!   So here are my sweet offerings. My two l...

 
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Sugar Art Hearts (perfect for Valentine’s Day)

I’ve had this idea of heating sugar to get that glassy/jewel look for a while. Well at last I gave it a go. Three attempts in and I produced these beauties. Three attempts because I tried a sort of freehand heart a few ti...
 
Bread
 

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...

 
Christmas
 

Salted Peanut Honeycomb

I made honeycomb for the first time not too long ago, it was divine to eat and I love the chemical lava style reaction you get when you make it!   This combines sweet & salty which I think works so well. They can make a lov...
 
Christmas
 

Trufflenutters

I had a jar of cashew nut butter in my cupboard for ages, none of us are very keen on peanut butter and I kept meaning to use it for something and at last got round to making these little delights as I experimented with it. I t...