Holy Moly! POP! SIZZLE! CRACK! KABOOM! No, I’m not talking about New Year’s Eve fireworks but there is definitely some special pyrotechnics happening in my very own mouth! Inspired by a Heston Blumenthal (my hero!) creation, the Popping-Candy Chocolate Cake and a blog entry by the talented and witty Ms. Karen of [...]
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We spent Boxing Day indoors this year; no shopping madness, no post-christmas meals, no entertaining. I thought I got my wish for a really and quiet lazy day but by nightfall J and I were absolutely bored and restless so we decided to hit the great outdoors the next day and indulge [...]
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Our Christmas Tree surrounded by presents and there were just 6 of us! …Kris Kringle gone nuts!
Our Christmas celebration this year was a much simpler affair; no big bird (turkey), no ham and basically a not so meaty spread to suit my small party of six. Putting on my festive hat this [...]
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The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book………and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.
I had actually forgotten about this month’s Daring [...]
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As promised in my previous cupcake post, I present to you my first wedding assignment and it has been an absolute pleasure and honour to have been a part of D & T’s big day! I am still over the moon with the grand entrance of the bride and her bridal party who descended [...]
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