Rudolph reindeer biscuits

It’s that time of year where I need to come up with an easy to make Christmas themed gift for my children’s school friends and teachers. These reindeer biscuits/cookies are so cute that they are sure to delight children and adults alike; though they do look a little bit stunned or surprised don’t they? They’d…

Creamy Nutella liqueur – just in time for Christmas

Are you a fan of Nutella and vodka? Well have I got the liqueur recipe for you! It’s super easy to make which means you get to drink it in no time at all, and it also makes perfect gifts at Christmas for all your like minded Nutella and vodka friends!! This recipe was adapted…

The gingerbread house experiment

I absolutely love gingerbread as it includes all the delicious spices of Christmas and its smell revives happy childhood memories. Every Christmas I make a big batch of gingerbread biscuits to give as gifts, but this year I decided to think big and try to construct a gingerbread house, without having the required prerequisite engineering…

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations

The smell of freshly made gingerbread is quintessentially Christmas for me. The combined smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves is magical in the way it can summon fond memories of distant family Christmas gatherings and of my first winter Christmas. Though funnily enough I wasn’t too fond of eating gingerbread as a child, just…

Hazelnut Meringue Torte (Dacquoise)

I have been wanting to make a Dacquoise for such a long time. Almond or hazelnut meringue layers filled with whipped cream or French buttercream sounds like my type of dessert. I have had a slice of this torte before and found the crispy meringue such a surprise. Christmas is definitely the perfect excuse to…

Traditional Gingerbread Biscuits

The smell of freshly made gingerbread is quintessentially Christmas for me. The combined smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves is magical in the way it can summon fond memories of distant family Christmas gatherings and of my first winter Christmas. Though funnily enough I wasn’t too fond of eating gingerbread as a child, just…

Deck the halls…it’s Christmas craft time

Hooray it’s finally time to decorate the house for Christmas. I absolutely love Christmas – all those twinkling lights, glittery tinsel, soppy Christmas carols and over the top smaltzy sentimentality. I love it all I just can’t help myself. But now that I have two small children Christmas time is so much more special; it’s…

Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake

I’ve been wanting to make a traditional dark fruit cake, the type you have at Christmas, for a very long time. The rich fruit soaked in alcohol, coupled with the sickly sweet marzipan and fondant icing, is the perfect festival cake. But, I’ve always been a bit daunted due to the amount of prep time…