Hello merry readers! Today’s blogmas post is a Christmas baking tutorial – I wanted to do something interesting this year so this year my baking tutorial is one of my own recipes that is close form my heart – a traditional South African bake with a fun Christmas twist. I hope you enjoy it!
I know that it can be a bit more of a challenge to get into the holiday spirit for some people. Not everyone is like me, and as soon as it even gets close to December, I’m already jingly and ready to cover everything in tinsel and chuck merriness around like confetti. But, sometimes it’s not just like slipping on a pair of comfy shoes, you need to mentally prepare, gear up and get things rolling before you can throw yourself into the festivities, so if any of you are still hovering on the border between Christmas and the rest of the boring year, I hope that this blog post helps!
For those who remember, one of the things I had on my summer bucket list was to bake banana bread because it was one of the top things to bake during lockdown and my list felt incomplete without it (if you haven’t seen my summer bucket list post, you can check it out here). This recipe isn’t for plain banana bread though – because my family isn’t a huge fan of banana bread, I figured I needed to find a way to spice it up (pun intended) so because they all love cinnamon rolls so much, I decided it might be fun to try and combine those flavours
For those of you who don’t know, one of the societies I’ve joined at university is called Hedgehog Friendly Campus, which is a volunteer group centred around supporting the UK’s favourite mammal – hedgehogs!! For the last two weeks, alongside the FairTrade Fortnight, there’s been a hedgehog themed bake off to try and raise awareness and money for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Of course, I had to take part in this – not just because I love hedgehogs, but also because who doesn’t love adorable animal themed baking? Plus I was dying for an excuse to escape my desk and mountains of work and it fit in just perfectly with my eco-friendly wildlife challenge so win-win (win?).
With all of these Christmas posts I’m doing, I thought it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include at least one festive recipe. That would be just embarrassing on my behalf. Now it was quite challenging trying to decide what recipe to choose from, but thankfully my flat helped me decide. I’ve always loved cinnamon rolls, and considering cinnamon is quite a Christmassy spice, I figured they would be perfect (especially since they turned out really well when I made them the first time, and my flat has been asking me to make them again). So, my Christmas recipe for all of you this year is for the most delicious cinnamon rolls in the world. Watch out Cinnabon because I think these might just be a dollop of cream cheese icing better than yours!
Hello everyone! Today I’m doing Halloween inspired sweet treats – a step by step recipe for sweet and savoury pumpkin pasties (inspired by Harry Potter) and some spooky gingerbread biscuits! I hope you enjoy it and it puts you in the mood for Halloween this weekend!
The menu this week included macaroons (two different flavours), chocolate croissants, or pain au chocolat to be technically correct and a koi fish pond cake, with a jelly centre. Sounds scary and complicated? Oh believe me it was – but it was still lots of fun, so I’m going to break down each one and just share a little story of how the making went. 😊 I hope you enjoy xx
Today just so happens to be National Apple Pie Day, so, of course, I did a blog post about apple pie. My family loves apple pie so I used this day as an excuse to make one, and so I will be sharing an easy, step-by-step recipe for a mouth-watering spiced apple pie. I hope you enjoy it, or at the very least this post makes you feel a little hungry. Enjoy 🙂
Everyone seems to be baking up a storm with all of the extra hours at home, but that increase in delicious treats everywhere means more snacking and they aren’t always the healthiest. If you are enjoying the baking but don’t want to make items that are full of sugar and calories … don’t worry because here is a step-by-step recipe for my delicious (and healthy) low-calories apple and banana muffins. Keep reading to check out the recipe 🙂
Everyone seems to be spending more and more time indoors so that we can all stay a little more protected from the COVID-19 epidemic. So today, because I too am more home-bound, here is a step-by-step recipe for delicious gourmet gingerbread cupcakes. Keep reading to see the recipe and learn how to make this awesome dessert for your friends and family.