Chocolate Cupcakes

The recipe I seem to make most often – it’s easy, reliable and always well received.

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Christmas Fridge Cake

Christmas is my season. I look forward to this time of year, all year long and from September I am already planning what I am going to make for my Christmas baking. I usually plan more than I can possibly make, and then I usually add in a few unplanned, last minute items just beforehand….

Sweet and Salty Nuts

I love snacking on nuts over the holidays and years ago I once made a recipe from my flatmate’s cookbooks for seasoned nuts with mixed curry spice and sugar. They were surprisingly easy to make and started me off making many different types since. With all the clean eating of late, and trying to minimise…

Double Chocolate Pecan Cranberry Bars

These have got to be my favourite Christmas treat of all time. Some I enjoy because it is Christmas and it seems only right to have them, these are a different story completely. They offer up the best of all things. They are chewy, yet crunchy and soft and gooey. There is a little saltiness…

Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Fudge 

Cardamom is one of those spices I find quite polarizing. Most people either love it or hate it. I first tried it in a dish my mother used to make called Rasmalai. An Indian dish of sweet cheese balls served with a rich, flavoured milk. My diligent mother would make everything from scratch, even the…

Festive Energy Bites

Now, anyone who really knows me, knows I am a massive fan of all things Christmas. I spent most of the year compiling my gift lists and all my festive baking and cooking. It is the best celebration of food and I love it, complete with all its indulgences. The ramp up to Christmas, for…

Malibu Snowballs (Coconut Rum Balls)

These all started after I saw the pictures of Christmas baking, from my amazing cousin back in Canada. One picture which stood out (as truthfully, there were many) was of rum balls. Now, this is a typical Canadian item found at Christmas time. And if you are not all that familiar with it, and not…