Malteaser Millionaires’ Shortbread

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Considering this is my first recipe for December, it's rather strange that it's not a Christmas recipe. Especially considering how festive I'm feeling this year. We went to our first Christmas market last night. Hong Kong hasn't quite got the hang of pulling off the perfect Christmas market, but bless them, they try. There wasn't a mince pie in sight, but we had our first mulled wine of the season and I still came away feeling very Christmassy. We've set up what is possibly the world's ...

Apple and Almond Muffins

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If you're following me on Instagram you might have seen the weather has been pretty bad this week around Hong Kong. It kicked off with typhoon passing by close to Hong Kong at the start of last week, treating us to blowy days and endless rain. This rain culminated in a black rain storm on Wednesday which flooded all the roads to my house, and blocked them off with landslides. Thursday we saw one blessed day of sunshine, and finally, on Friday, another typhoon. This time the typhoon came ...

Blackberry and Almond Galette

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A deliciously rustic blackberry and almond galette. Light, crumbly pastry packed full of almonds and seasonal blackberries. A perfect warming treat for Autumn. This blackberry and almond galette is my bake for this month's Bumpkin Betty Baking Club, the online baking club run by Jaclyn from the blog Bumpkin Betty, where a group of keen bakers share their baking triumphs, successes and occasional disasters. This month's theme of autumnal bakes had me very excited to try out some seasonal ...

Sprinkle Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

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Ridiculously fluffy, perfectly soft vanilla cupcakes, topped with vanilla icing and filled with a secret sprinkle surprise. Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? It's a public holiday here in Hong Kong, so for us it still feels like a Sunday. The holiday is for the Chung Yeung festival, a day for ancestor worship where families flock to graves to clean them and give respect to their relatives. Today also marks the start of our half term break. I can't tell you how happy I am that the ...

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Deliciously light and tender pumpkin spice muffins, topped with cinnamon sugar. The perfect autumnal treat!  Living in Hong Kong can be great, but one thing our far east home really lacks is seasons. Weather patterns generally move from really humid, or slightly less humid; typhoon season or not typhoon season. The majority of the year is baking hot, with a short burst of cold over the winter. The seasons drift and merge into each other, without the dramatic changes you get back home. This ...

Oreo Cookies and Cream Drip Cake

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A vanilla and chocolate layered drip cake, filled with Oreo buttercream, and topped with rich drippy dark chocolate ganache. A little over a month since our wedding and we're back in Hong Kong, back to the reality of work. It's safe to say the post-wedding blues have now well and truly hit! I miss wedding planning and the excitement of it all. I miss, much as it drove me mad at times, my long to-do list of crafts, and I miss being home surrounded by friends, family, champagne and excitement. ...

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

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Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake drizzled with generous amount of melted white and milk chocolate. A firm family favourite! The theme for this month's Bumpkin Betty Baking Club is family favourites. This has come at a perfect time for me. With our wedding being held at my childhood home, and all the preparations going on around the garden, I'm reminded of family times, and feeling very sentimental about my home. Back at my Mum's getting ready for our wedding I was able to sit and have a good ...

Coconut Raffaello Cupcakes

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Tender coconut cupcakes, filled with a whole coconut Raffaello chocolate, and topped with a fluffy mountain of coconut and a final Raffaello for extra indulgence! Hello everyone, its been a while! It seems like a long time since I shared a recipe, and I have no real excuse, except life and wedding planning have rather got in the way. We get married in less than a month, and wedding planning and preparation is currently pretty all consuming. We're now back in the UK working away at wedding ...

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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Rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a whole Reese's peanut butter cup, smothered in peanut butter icing, and topped with Reese's pieces and chocolate chips. A peanut butter lover's dream! I think the inner chocolate lover in me has fought back after saying in my previous post I'm starting to prefer lighter, more delicate tastes. I've been having serious chocolate cravings over the past few days, finding it very hard to stay away from the chocolate stash in the fridge. After looking at the ...

Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake

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A pretty little Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake to celebrate my birthday. Four layers of lemon sponge filled with lemon curd and fresh raspberries, and covered with cream cheese icing. I don't know what it is this year, but I'm so attracted to pretty, delicate colours and designs. Perhaps its due to the fact I'm getting married this year, and thinking in our dusty pink and sage green wedding colours, but I'm drawn to things far more girly than I usually would be. Last Wednesday was my ...