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Chestnut and cinnamon turkey macarons

Gobble gobble… When my boyfriend suggested I made ‘gobble macarons’ to celebrate thanksgiving I was a little confused. What on earth did he mean? But after a little explaining (apparently it’s the sound you make when you eat turkey) and one very quick search on Pinterest I was sold! Gobble macarons were on the weekend’s To…

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Litchi, rose and raspberry macarons (Ispahan)

Macarons can be temperamental. To say the least. In my first post on the subject I advised not even thinking about making them if there was even the threat of rain; that they are a fair weather patisserie. But what if that needn’t be the case? Now we are in the depths of winternd the chance…

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Brandy soaked mincemeat truffles

Each bite of these is a hit of boozy, Christmassy, chocolate wonder. I don’t know about you but in the run up to Christmas I am fully of festive baking ideas but then with friends to see, carol services to sing at and presents to wrap I never find the time. That’s what’s so great…

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Peanut butter spider biscuits

Who could be scared of spiders when they are as adorable as these?! The perfect biscuits for Halloween and so quick and easy to make. Rather tasty too! Beyond pumpkin pie halloween baking has never featured in my house but when my friend saw these on A Spicy Perspective there was no chance of halloween passing without a…

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Easy chocolate fudge

As I posted before I have a serious love of fudge! A serious serious love of it. But the traditional recipe can be a little time consuming, even if an awful lot of the time is just waiting for it to cool. Sometimes I want fudge quickly. This is where this recipe comes in. Four…

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Raspberry marshmallows

I find myself writing this post on the flight back from Scotland. I would say back home to London but it very much feels like home is the place I am leaving. Every summer, like the birds, my family migrates to spend the last of the summer days amongst the mountains and the heather with…

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Raw chocolate gingerbread truffles

It was Monday morning, 11am. I was at work and I was flagging. The handful of Werther’s originals hadn’t done it for me and the strawberry blondies I’d brought in just didn’t seem right. I had had my quinoa breakthrough just days before. I wanted something new! I wanted something raw! I wanted these! A…