Tuesday 20 December 2016

Spiced Rum & Raisin Pancakes with Rum Coconut Cream and Chocolate Sauce - Bakemas Day 20

Pancakes are kind of a rarity when it comes to my family, when I was a kid we had them twice a year Pancake Day and Boxing Day, I guess Boxing Day pancakes are kind of a tradition now that I think about it.

Monday 19 December 2016

Gingerbread Man Granola - Bakemas Day 19

Okay I changed my mind THIS is what I want for breakfast on Christmas day! Actually I’d be perfectly happy eating this for breakfast every day. Mini gingerbread men in your granola? Possibly the best thing ever!

Friday 16 December 2016

Ginger & Orange Candied Nuts - Bakemas Day 16

Candied nuts were kind of a personal tradition for me around Christmas (yeah, I was the only one); I’d always go to London at the end of November and get nuts from a random man off the streets....that doesn’t sound fishy at all! For the past few years I haven’t been to London around Christmas, actually I’ve not been to London period and as much as love nuts off the streets (still sounds weird) street vendors...that sounds a little better, last year I finally decided to try and make my own. I was obsessed with these, now here’s the part where I start to add all the flavours into my candied nuts, seriously, it’s already begun!

Thursday 15 December 2016

Cranberry & Coconut Crumble Mince Pies - Bakemas Day 15

Christmas is all about the mince pies! Okay, It’s about other stuff to but a large part of it is the mince pies right? In any case it’s definitely not Christmas without them.

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Gingerbread Man Ice Cream Sandwiches - Bakemas Day 14

This is kind of a continuation from yesterdays blog post but it 100% deserved its own post.

I actually wanted to make this recipe for last year’s bakemas, I ran out of time but I’m so glad I ending up waiting because the Ginger shortbread men made the recipe so much better, it gives them a little crunch which goes really well with the ice cream and bonus they don’t freeze rock hard if you make these early and pop them in the freezer for a few days.

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Short Gingerbread Men / Ginger Shortbread Men - Bakemas Day 13

These aren’t just any gingerbread men - okay this is not a marks and Spencer advert. As much as I love marks and spencer I never really liked those adverts they always made me feel a little ill, the new Christmas one though I'm a fan of, it’s definitely up there with the coca cola advert. Okay I’m off topic.

Monday 12 December 2016

Black Forest Ice Cream Sundae (Vegan) - Bakemas Day 12

It might be Monday, but that doesn't mean you can't eat a sundae!

I’m such an advocate for ice cream in winter, I actually prefer eating it in winter, you get to curl up with a blanket (preferably a festive one) put on a film (also, that could be festive too) and eat ice cream and you’re already cosy and warm. Also, if you’re going to do this you should do it properly and make a coffee or hot chocolate to go with it because cold ice cream and a hot drink, ahh if only I had a little free time to curl up on the sofa and do this right now. Quick note though; you should probably make sure the hot drink isn’t going to burn your tongue before you drink it straight after a mouthful of ice cream, because a burnt tongue is no fun.

Sunday 11 December 2016

Orange, Almond, Pomegranate & Dark Chocolate Fluffy Oatmeal/Porridge - Bakemas Day 11

I’m either really early for Mondays breakfast or incredibly late for Sundays, or I could just eat it for dinner because breakfast for every meal is fine by me.

Saturday 10 December 2016

Ginger & Pomegranate White Wine Spritzer - Bakemas Day 10

I guess some people would say I’m pretty boring when it comes to drinks because I pretty much only drink water, coffee and sometimes hot chocolate. It’s not that I don’t like other drinks I just don’t ever really want them, although every summer I do go through a ginger beer phase, usually when it’s actually hot over here.

If I’m going to venture into the "not coffee and water" drinking territory it’s probably a good idea to just pick things I’m obsessed with then go from there and I’m definitively loving pomegranates right now but I do have my mum to thank for the wine being added to this.

Friday 9 December 2016

Stuffed Mini Peppers 3 Ways - Bakemas Day 9

I've been meaning to make stuffed peppers for a while now and what better time to shrink them and fill them with some ridiculously easy comfort food style fillings.

Thursday 8 December 2016

Ginger, Coconut & Dark Chocolate Truffles - Bakemas Day 8

There seems to be a couple of ingredients and flavours that I’m obsessed with at the moment and coconut, ginger and chocolate are three of them.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Brie, Bacon & Pomegranate Crostini - Bakemas Day 7

This crostini is perfect for party season and gatherings. Having something on the table that’s quick to whip up and looks like you put way more effort in than you did can’t hurt right? I mean if you think about it really this is just incredibly fancy cheese on toast.

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Pecan Swirls - Bakemas Day 6

Quick recipes seem to be my go to at the moment and you can have these ready to eat in 30 minutes or less. I mean it is December, peoples to-do lists get significantly longer and the time literally disappears, don't we all need a few more quick recipes in our lives? 'Tis the season to rush around like a headless lunatic, but a headless lunatic with a pecan swirl in their hand that only took 30 minutes to makes is significantly happier!

Monday 5 December 2016

Apple, Red Quinoa, Walnut & Feta Salad - Bakemas Day 5

Just because it’s December doesn’t mean you can go crazy, actually it kind of does but the one thing I’ve been craving recently is quinoa, well, that and chocolate but that’s a given.

Sunday 4 December 2016

Christmas Pudding - Bakemas Day 4

Now that this Christmas pudding recipe is part of my life it might just be the best thing about Christmas, give me some socks and a Christmas pudding and I’ll be happy!

Saturday 3 December 2016

Friday 2 December 2016

Spicy Mulled Pineapple Juice - Bakemas Day 2

What's cosier than spicy mulled juice in front of the fire after a long day? Maybe with a little once upon a time or even a Christmas film. This is all just wishful thinking on my part, it has been a long day and after I'm done writing this I'm going to collapse into bed because I'm wiped.
If you want to be warmed from the inside this winter then this is definitely the drink for you. I've been thinking about making mulled pineapple juice with chilli in for about a year now, the time has finally arrived and it is everything I imagined it would be.

Thursday 1 December 2016

Cranberry, Orange, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies - Bakemas Day 1

Here we go again, bakemas 2.0 and just like last year I’m still not mentally prepared and I’m already incredibly sleepy, probably my own fault for trying to fit too many things in. So instead of curling up in bed and watching a Christmas film I have coffee, one of these cookies and a hot lamb on my lap because it is pretty darn cold at the moment. I mean if you can’t be asleep coffee and cookies isn’t a bad second option, especially these cookies.

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