Oh Christmas wreath, oh Christmas wreath….

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So every Christmas I usually try to make some sort of Christmassy dessert for the big day and up until a day or two before Christmas Day I was planning on making a pudding cheesecake which I’d made at the beginning of the month. I’m not a huge cheesecake fan and this cheesecake was particularly heavy so I decided I’d try my favourite type of dessert with a Christmas twist and found the perfect recipe on the BBC food website, http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/christmas_pavlova_20589#recipe-tips, you can’t go wrong with a classic Mary Berry recipe.  Continue reading “Oh Christmas wreath, oh Christmas wreath….”

Christmas Yule Log

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This is one of my favourite Christmas desserts that has now become a tradition to make every Christmas Eve. I have tried different recipes but I always come back to Mary Cadogan’s recipe on BBC Good Food (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3049/yule-chocolate-log). It’s a really easy recipe to follow and always results in a deliciously moist chocolate log. Normally I would use a cream filling but this year I said I’d make it a proper death by chocolate style log, so I followed exactly what the recipe suggested.  Continue reading “Christmas Yule Log”

Christmas Brownies

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The holidays have officially started and to celebrate I made my usual brownies from The Hummingbird cafe and added a little festive twist to them. Brownies are always a winner, who doesn’t a good ole fudgy brownie. To make them even more indulgent I topped them with a Lindt chocolate ganache, Chantilly cream and a strawberry for one of my five a day, ha!  Continue reading “Christmas Brownies”

Xmas baking Day 2….

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This has to be by far my favourite time of year when it comes to baking and I’m sure every baker feels the same. I have a pile of foodie magazines (mainly GoodFood, Delicious and Good Housekeeping) where I have cornered several recipes that I cannot wait to try. Now if there were just more hours in the day then I could get around to baking them all. So yesterday I made florentine biscuits and I got the recipe from the GoodFood Christmas magazine.  Continue reading “Xmas baking Day 2….”