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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Chocolate Granola Gifts...

Christmas Chocolate Granola Gifts...

- Perfect for adult stocking fillers or to hang from the Christmas tree.

- All homemade and filled with love.

This Christmas surprise and delight with these gorgeous Granola Chocolate bars. Perfect for popping in a stocking or hanging from the Christmas tree – but be careful – once tried all will be gone!

All you need for these fabulous Granola Chocs is a cake mold (a cake tin or cookie cutter all work well – it depends on what shape you want), your favourite chocolate, a handful of granola and some raisins and nuts if you fancy it. We got these little molds from Lakeland!

It is a great activity for children and makes a sweet personalised present for chocolate lovers.


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mini Christmas Cakes...

Mini Christmas Cakes...

Makes: 12

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes


Saturday, 16 November 2013

Chocolate Truffles...

Fancy making some chocolate truffles?

Great for presents to make for someone special.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Easy Christmas Mincemeat...

If you live in the UK and watch the X- Factor you would have seen all the Christmas adverts in full swing last night?

We love Christmas baking especially mince pies but have never got around to making our own mincemeat.

This recipe from Whitworths, looks top quality, tasty and easy to make,, going to give this a go near to Christmas, anyone else fancy trying?

If mince pies are a family favourite, this year why not create your own mincemeat filling.

Easy to pre-prepare, freeze, then defrost when needed this mincemeat recipe uses either Whitworths' Mixed Fruit, or a combination of Whitworths Sultanas, Raisins and Currants, to create a rich, flavoursome finished product, without the addition of preservatives.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

How To Guide: Mother's Day Cupcake Bouquet...

Today I just had to share this wonderful guest post from MakeBake

For me this would be a perfect mother's day gift!! flowers that you can eat! yum yum!!

Mother’s day is just around the courner, and a great way to surprise your Mum with something special this year, is to create an original bouquet of cupcake flowers!

Specialists online cake and decorating suppliers MakeBake have created an easy to follow, step by step guide to creating this beautiful bouquet, sure to put a smile on your mums face this Mother’s day!


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strawberry Shortbread Hearts...

Spoil the one you love with this Valentine's Day recipe...

Makes 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blueberry Valentine Hearts : Easy To Make...

Easy to make yourself Valentine chocolates. These were so easy to make and looks like they've come from the shops!!

 My two oldest sons both said "they look good have your brought them?!!"

 My husband said "wow did you make the chocolate too, " 

"Hold on a minute" I said, "I'm not that good" ...

These are so much fun and the blueberries pop when you bite them against the chocolate. Now off to see how to make some chocolate to really impress him.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

White Chocolate Caramel Snowmen And Trees ....

Finding something we all love to eat with a bit of everyone's favourite ingredients inside.

White chocolate check,

Caramel check,

Christmas sprinkles check,

Biscuits check.

I had to do most of the work due to very hot pans but my daughter helped with the important bit at the end sprinkles and tasting ....


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Meringue Topped Mince Pies ...

Meringue Topped Mince Pies ...

This twist on the traditional mince pie recipe includes a light, fluffy meringue top.


Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Chocolate Trees : Creative Mondays Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought.

A linky party where you can link up and share all your creative post each and every week....


Friday, 30 November 2012

Stained Glass Cookies ...

Delicious buttery biscuits, with edible sweetie stained glass.

These edible decorations make the perfect gift and are ideal for hanging on the tree.

Great for getting the kids involved, all you need are clean hands and a little imagination!

A magical treat to enjoy at Christmas.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons..

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons anyone!?

How adorable are these?

Perfect pretty gift ...

These pretty patisseries are very fashionable at the moment but can be very expensive to buy, so why not make your own and give as a gift in a recycled box lined with non-stick baking paper and a lacy paper doily tied with ribbon.

Makes 20
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Standing time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20-22 minutes

Monday, 19 December 2011

Mini Christmas Cakes...

Mini Christmas Cakes...

Makes 4 mini Christmas cakes

£2.58 per portion

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Chocolate Macaroon filled with Milk Chocolate Ganache....

Chocolate Macaroon filled with Milk Chocolate Ganache....

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