Cakes, cookies and other sweet treats · Festive feasts and treats · Nothing but desserts · Tipples and beverages

Bitter Sweet Indonesian Hot Chocolate

Hello there 2015!! Today I welcome you into my life not with a healthy juice, dairy free goodies or with some healthy salad. Oh no. Today I welcome you into my life with a big warm cosy hug in the form of a bitter-sweet Indonesia malty hot chocolate. It may be the season for healthy…… Continue reading Bitter Sweet Indonesian Hot Chocolate

Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Cakes, cookies and other sweet treats · Festive feasts and treats · Snack time

Cranberry and Pecan gingerbread spiced cake

The first time I made this cakeΒ my mum immediately asked that I made a second one for us to wrap up and bundle off to a good friend. In a house where we go through a lot of different cakes, that is very high praise indeed. The moment you bite into this cake along side…… Continue reading Cranberry and Pecan gingerbread spiced cake

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Smoked mackerel pate and Christmas time

I am that annoying person who absolutely loves Christmas. And we’re talking loves with about a billion ‘o’s. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it. I really do. The first sight of Christmas crackers lining the supermarket isles, childish squeals just escape from me. First whisper of a Christmas jingle, queue full blown song and dance number. Those first aromas…… Continue reading Smoked mackerel pate and Christmas time

Festive feasts and treats · Nothing but desserts · Snack time

Boozy plum and orange spiced mincemeat

There are a few things that signal Christmas is well and truly on its way. The air outside starts to get so cold you can’t feel your toes. The Christmas adverts are out in force. And the shops are piled high with mince pies and mulled wine! Hands up who’s already started on the mince…… Continue reading Boozy plum and orange spiced mincemeat