Pepparkakor Swedish Gingerbread

Pepparkakor Swedish Gingerbread

The variety of festive baked good across different cultures is one of my favourite things about Christmas. A big Christmas tradition which I adopted from my lovely and super-Swedish friend Hannah is going to the Christmas Market at the Swedish Church.Pepparkakor Swedish Gingerbread

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Homemade Paneer

There’s something about making ingredients from scratch that gives you a better understanding and appreciation of it. For a long time I’ve wanted to try making cheese, partly to see if I could, partly for the bragging rights!

Homemade Paneer was top of my list. It’s one of my favourite cheeses to cook with, and I already have a whole host of recipes to use it up in. I’d also seen several recipes and the process seemed pretty simple.

paneer 2

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Spooky Halloween Blood Drip Cake with Meringue Ghosts and Bones

Spooky Halloween Blood Drip Cake with Meringue Ghosts and Bones

Halloween baking time! When I was younger my sister and I would have our friends round at Halloween, dress up and play lots of games. Eating a boiled sweet from a pile of icing sugar without using your hands, eating a doughnut from a string without using your hands… looking back they were very no hand based! It was always super fun, and I still love carving pumpkins.

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Savarin with Chantilly Cream: Great British Bake Off Week close up of fruit and caramel shards

Savarin with Chantilly Cream: Great British Bake Off Week 9

Patisserie Week on the Great British Bake Off was a good week. Anything with heaps of cream and fresh fruit tends to taste pretty good! Savarin with Chantilly Cream: Great British Bake Off Week

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Tudor Jumble Biscuits: Great British Bake Off Week 8

Tudor week on The Great British Bake Off was a bit underwhelming. I was expecting huge banquet levels of food and enough meat to give the whole country gout. Instead, there was the fairly obligatory hand raised pie (see mine from last year – complete with pastry dinosaurs!), a big marzipan thing (bad for nut allergies) and Jumbles.

Tudor Jumble Biscuits side view with blue napkin

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Apple Crumble Nut-Free Frangipane Tart side view of slices

Nut-Free Frangipane Apple Crumble Tart


I love it when recipes come together by happy chance.
Apple Crumble Nut-Free Frangipane Tart from top

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Fougasse: Great British Bake Off Week 6

Fougasse: Great British Bake Off Week 6

Making Fougasse for the Great British Bake Off bread week has been tricky in a very busy week, but I got there! The joy and the pain with dough finding the time for all the kneading and proving and shaping and proving…

Fougasse: Great British Bake Off Week 6

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