chocolate bark

Cranberry and Pistachio Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark is something that has been growing in popularity over here in the UK the last few years. I first saw it in Hotel Chocolat about 5 years ago, and it was quite expensive. I am not sure why it has taken me this long to have a go at making it, as it…

Pfeffernüsse

With a frost on the ground, and bitter winds outside, we are well into the middle of winter. I am getting over the annual cold, and glad to be indoors. However, Christmas baking stops for no woman – cold, or no cold. So today, in between sneezing fits, I have been baking Pfeffernüsse as another…

Christmas Pudding Cake Pops

Christmas Cake Christmas Pudding Cake Pops

Christmas Cake Christmas Pudding Cake Pops. Confused? Then let me explain. Cake Pops are a trend that was brought world wide attention by the food blogger extraordinaire Bakerella, and these delightful little treats are very de rigueur at the moment. I made some Snowmen ones last year to include in my Christmas gift hamper, so…

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles is such a great word. I love the way it sounds. I have to say, before I first investigated the ingredients, my mind had conjured up something involving peanuts that had been crafted in Willy Wonka’s lab. They are in fact lovely little vanilla cookies, rolled in a sugar and cinnamon mixture prior to…

Candy Corn Fudge

Candy Corn Fudge

I recently bought some American confectionery from online. As well as just munching them straight from the packet (let’s try and not to think about the calories), I thought I would try and take the opportunity to include them in some of my baking. When I was thinking of sweet treats to take into the…

candy corn cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

The nights are drawing in, and the clocks went back this weekend. Goodbye summer, and hello autumn! I love this time of year. I love the changing colours in the garden, as the trees change through their autumn reds, golds and oranges. At this time of year, and before my thoughts turn towards Christmas, we…