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: 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: Rice Krispie Treats

On the second day of Christmas, Jena’s Tiny Kitchen gave to you, Rice Krispie Treats and Snickerdoodle cookies…. You get where I am going with this, right? By the twelfth day, this will be a full blown song for you. These Rice Krispie treats are INSANE. I’ve made them four times now, and they do…

Orange Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

My final GBBO-inspired bake comes in the form of a chocolate cake. While the bakers had to make a chocolate layer cake, I opted out of the layers in order to bring this delicious, moist, secretly vegan chocolate cake. This cake came about after someone asked me if I could make a dairy free cake…

White Chocolate Pistachio Tartlets

So, Bake Off is over, but I still have two GBBO-inspired bakes to share on the blog. Life is always hectic in November, and this year hasn’t been any different. But, I did get there in the end. I’ve done both bakes, and will post the Finale-inspired bake in the next few days. But for…

Chocolate Chip Challah Rolls

Prior to this moment, I’ve never made or eaten challah. However, I follow Mandy on Instagram, and her challah always look amazing. For those who don’t know (because I didn’t), challah is a special bread in Jewish cuisine that is eaten on special occasions and holidays. Now I’m telling you this because it feeds well…

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Sometimes I make something, and everyone who tries it loves it. This cheesecake was one of those. I took it to the office for our monthly birthday party day, on the same day that I took the Chocolate Raspberry Doughnuts, and it was devoured. I figured, given that it was so popular – and it…

Baked Chocolate Raspberry Doughnuts

This week, during Great British Bake Off’s Dairy Week, the contestants had to make a cake using cultured dairy (buttermilk, sour cream, yoghurt, etc) for their Signature Bake. While the contestants all made their cakes in Bundt tins, I did not. I made doughnuts. Baked doughnuts are much more cake-like than the fried varieties, so…

Gluten-Free White Chocolate, Cardamom and Raspberry Tart

My dad emails me recipes almost on a weekly basis. Things he sees that he likes the look of, recipes he thinks I would like to make, recipes he’s tried and thinks I would like, you get the idea. I tend to save all of these recipes as bookmarks on my computer, something I can…

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

After making the Orange Almond Cake, there was an abundance of pistachios left over that needed using up. So what else was I to do but make pistachio shortbread? This does require an oven, but it is for such a short time that you’ll be forgiven for using your oven while it’s still humid and…

Walnut & Chocolate Chip Brownies

Yep. You better believe that the last recipe of the school year is a brownie recipe. I warned you that this blog could turn into a brownie blog over time. It’s already started! But these are the best, fudgy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside brownies ever. I apologise for being so quiet the past couple of weeks. We’ve been…