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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tahini Swirl Brownies

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Tahini Swirl Brownies - Super fudgey, gooey brownies, topped with a tempting golden  swirl of sweetened tahini. Monday. Quite possibly the hardest day of the week. Hands up, who needs a chocolate hit?! Its been a hard Monday for me today. The pain though, has been entirely my own fault, and of my own hand; no one could be blamed for my struggle today but myself. Yesterday we celebrated my birthday early, with a champagne brunch at the Conrad hotel. Champagne brunches are something of an ...

Hong Kong style Coconut Tarts

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Buttery sweet pastry crusts filled with fluffy, sticky coconut filling. Coconut Tarts - a classic Hong Kong bakery treat. I've talked repeatedly about how hard it is to find really good bread in Hong Kong. As a huge bread lover, its always one of my moans. A crusty loaf smothered in butter, still steaming inside from baking is, even after 5 years away, one of the first things I crave when I set foot on British soil. I realised lately, however, that I'm doing Hong Kong bread rather a ...

Triple Layer Banana Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing

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Three layers of flavourful banana cake, filled with a smooth, creamy icing flavoured with a hint of honey Things have been a little quiet on this little corner of the internet for the past few weeks. The Easter holidays were a busy time for me, albeit in the best possible way. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that we (finally!) found time to sit down and get all our wedding invitations made and sent out. After 5 frustrating hours fighting with the printer, then an entire day of ...

Creme Egg Rocky Road

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  Creme Egg Rocky Road - A deliciously chocolatey no bake treat packed with biscuits, marshmallows & Cadbury Creme Eggs. Perfect for Easter, and a great weekend bake! Hands up who is counting down the days until Easter?! Less than two full working weeks left, and the Easter break will be upon us. To make the holidays feel even closer, I've got a special Easter treat for you today. This Creme Egg Rocky Road is absolutely perfect if you're looking for an easy but delicious treat this ...

KitKat Brownies

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Fudgey cocoa KitKat brownies, filled with a layer of KitKats, topped with chocolate, and finished with even more KitKats - a KitKat lovers dream! I'm very excited to bring you this KitKat brownie recipe today. The concept has been on my mind for a long time, but its taken me a while to get around to making them. Perhaps because in January I was doing a Whole30, an eating plan where brownies are most defiantly not allowed. I knew if I made these brownies I'd want to be able to eat them myself, ...

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

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Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes - Fudgey chocolate cupcakes, filled with a gooey Nutella centre, and generously topped with a fluffy, creamy Nutella buttercream. I know, I know. We've only just had a Nutella recipe, but please forgive me. These Nutella cupcakes are worth it! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, its time to start thinking about the one you love. Whether you're a big romantic wine-and-dine kind of couple, you like to spend Valentine's Day out with your friends, or you prefer ...

Walnut Cake with Streusel Topping

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A deliciously damp walnut cake, baked with sour cream and cinnamon, and topped with a crunchy, crumbly streusel topping. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might know that I'm a teacher out here in Hong Kong. Teaching the under 3s, I'm spending my days singing nursery rhymes, and getting covered in paint, gloop, and other substances not fit for discussion in a food blog. What you might not know, is that Andy is a teacher too. He's a sports teacher, turning his hand to any sport you ...