This weekend I made another tier to my brother’s wedding cake. This is a traditional fruit cake however, unlike most traditional wedding cakes the other tiers are different flavours. Although many people aren’t fans of fruit cake this light version is one which is easily enjoyable. It has pops of colours from the pistachios, glace cherries as well as packing lots of flavour from orange and lemon zest as well as stem ginger. This cake can be used for many other occasions such as a Christmas fruit cake or just to be enjoyed for an afternoon tea.
As always Christmas day requires an alternative dessert to Christmas Pudding. It’s not for everyone and it’s always nice to have a choice of pudding, especially when it involves chocolate! This Mousse cake is light but delicious chocolate dessert cake which can be easily decorated to suit any occasion, not just Christmas!
Mince pies have to be my favourite festive food to come out at Christmas. They’re so easy to make and go down a treat. I love their versatility and that is exactly what this blog post shows. This post has 3 different ways to make your mince pies this Christmas- Traditionally with a close pastry top or with a frangipane topping or, with a streusel crumble. Whether you prefer the traditional closed pie or want to try something a little different this year- give this a read! There is plenty of room to get creative, impress a crowd, and get in the festive mood!
It’s Christmas time! My favourite time of the year. The tree is up, the house is decorating, I’m now just waiting to finish work and enjoy the relaxation! One of the best things about Christmas is not just the excuse to drink an extra gin but also to eat yummy food which only comes around this time of year! I wanted to get baking some festive foods and try something different from what I’ve done before. Stollen Muffins sounded like a delicious, easy, weekend bake to get into the Christmas mood!
This week I have finally fulfilled a promise I made to my friend’s other half when I first started this blog…which must be just over a year ago now! The request was a Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake, and let’s be honest, it’s a pretty good request to make. So, I finally got to it and made the cheesecake, it’s surprisingly easy yet still looks the business! Read on for the recipe!
Christmas is over for another year but that doesn’t mean the eating is stopping anytime soon. With family still booked in to come over during the festive period, as well as New Years fast approaching I decided this would be a good idea to post something which can be baked and fill in any gap left post-Christmas. Whether it’s another celebration cake you need for a family dessert or a cake for an afternoon tea this chocolate treat is perfect to please everyone and anyone. Continue reading “The Best Chocolate Fudge Cake”
3 More days to go! Unfortunately, I came down with a very nasty cold/cough this week which I’m still battling off in time for Christmas. Being ill makes it very difficult to get in the festive mood, but, after a baking afternoon making some festive treats I feel as though I’m finally getting there! (don’t worry I thoroughly washed my hands). Mince pies are usually a Christmas favourite for all, whether you want to give these as a small gift to a friend, bring them to a party or just make some to have at home to accompany your cup of tea anyone can give these a really good go! Continue reading “Christmas Frangipane Mince Pies”
2 weeks to go! Christmas is seriously fast approaching and I cannot wait. Every year until now, I have always struggled to get or have the money to spend on presents having been a student. Every one of those years I always thought something homemade would be a nice touch as a gift seeing as I felt my buys weren’t enough to show how much I appreciate my family. Something which still looked good and would be useful to someone.
Every year I failed to think of something which was within my creative capabilities.Until now! Continue reading “Christmas Chocolate Truffles”
It’s December! Christmas is well and truly on its way. This weeks post has come little late as I was getting my Christmas shopping done Friday. But never fear, the bake is here! I thought I would kick start this month with a treat which could easily be a Christmas bake for a naughty breakfast on Christmas Day. To all you Nutella lovers out there, this is for you! Continue reading “Chocolate Hazelnut Buns”