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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Last of Two Thousand and Eleven

Whilst in Aberdeen one cold and rainy day, I had this incredible hankering for something soft, sweet and doughy. My resources were depleted and only a few ingredients lay in my kitchen. I scanned my cookery books and found the only recipe that I could make without having to journey from the safety of my … Continue reading »

Categories: Holidays, New Year, Scones | 2 Comments

Getting My Swirl On

I’ve always wanted to bake cinnamon swirls, they’re just delightful (minus the raisins of course). Whilst watching The Food Network I came across this ‘supposedly’ easy recipeĀ using puff pastry and I knew I had to give it a go. Believe me the end result was without a doubt, damn tasty but they lacked a whole … Continue reading »

Categories: Cinnamon, Pecans, Puff Pastry | Leave a comment

Forgive, Forget and Feast your Face off.

Now then. What a bugger I have been completely neglecting my blossoming wee blog. I have enough excuses to fill up my wine glasses but I’ll leave you with the most important one- at this time of year it’s imperative you focus on those closest to you and that’s how my last few weeks have … Continue reading »

Categories: Christmas, Holidays | 1 Comment

Through The Lens

We’re finally well and truly immersed in the joys of December. There’s still a way to go yet so don’t panic if you’re a last minute shopper. As it happens, time has beenĀ on my side this year so the tree has been decorated, the cards posted and all the gifts purchased. The holiday season is … Continue reading »

Categories: Alcohol, Chocolate, Christmas, Cinnamon, Cookies, Cupcakes, Holidays, Peppermint, Scones, Sprinkles | Tags: | 1 Comment

Don’t Fight The Delight

I’m all about making something fresh and from scratch. The beauty when you put love and attention into a mixture of ingredients to bake into some divine delight. The anticipation of that final taste is everything. However, there are some things that I like to keep in the house for those occasions where time is … Continue reading »

Categories: Chocolate, Cookies, Peanut Butter | 5 Comments