Chorizo Sausage Rolls

Aren’t sausage rolls fantastic? Easy-to-make nibbles for all your party needs? I find that there can never be too many sausage rolls. But, if you’re going to make them, you are limited with how much time you want to spend making them, or how much you want to spend. It’s fair to say that sausage…

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a polarising beverage. Some people love it, and swear by it for the Christmas season. Others can’t stand it, and even the smell of it makes them feel like a Grinch. I’m firmly in the love camp, but I am fussy. I don’t like my mulled wine too sweet, or too booze-heavy….

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Chocolate Peppermint Macarons

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Peppermint Macarons, Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches, Peppermint Tim Tams, Red Velvet Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Madelines, Italian Crescent Cookies, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. I have so much fun doing The Twelve Cookies of Christmas with…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Cookie Sandwiches

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches, Peppermint Tim Tams, Red Velvet Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Madelines, Italian Crescent Cookies, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. If you aren’t going to bake the cookies straight away, you can scoop the…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Peppermint Tim Tams

On the tenth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Peppermint Tim Tams, Red Velvet Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Madelines, Italian Crescent Cookies, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. The beauty of these cookies? It’s a spin on a classic, and a recipe I’ve already got…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Red Velvet Grinch Cookies

On the ninth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Red Velvet Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Madelines, Italian Crescent Cookies, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. I don’t remember the first time I heard the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, I just remember loving…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Pumpkin Spice Madelines

On the eighth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you, Pumpkin Spice Madelines, Italian Crescent Cookies, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. Madelines are notorious for being quite tough to perfect because you want them to be fluffy and cloud-like, but also spongy, and you…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Italian Crescent Cookies

On the seventh day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you, Italian Crescent Cookies, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. If you’ve never had these cookies before, they are chewy but soft and melt-in-your-mouth delectable. They are extremely fragile when first out of the oven, so…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Brandy Snaps

On the sixth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you, Booze-free Brandy Snaps, Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. These brandy snaps contain no brandy simply because I have no brandy in the house and I don’t drink the stuff. No point in buying a whole bottle of…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Florentines

On the fifth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Florentines, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. I’d seen florentines in a multitude of Christmas cookbooks, and never even tried one prior to this recipe. This is a mostly Jamie Oliver recipe, with a few tweaks from Nigella, a…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Macaroons

On the fourth day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you, Coconut Macaroons, Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. I went to one of my best friend’s houses to make this recipe, because I wanted a change of scene, and she had a Madeline tray with my name on it. I realised…

The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

On the third day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you Peppermint Pinwheels, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies. Yes, you will get a verse of that song every day during the Twelve Cookies of Christmas. These pinwheel cookies are subtly flavoured with peppermint extract, just enough that you can enjoy its deliciousness, without…