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Chocolate Covered Marzipan

Chocolate Covered Marzipan

So what to do when you find yourself with both marzipan and chocolate going spare? You make chocolate covered marzipan, of course! And the results were so deliciously rewarding, that I've already made another batch. Trust me, this is the easiest quick fix treat for your next craving.

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Easter Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Phew! April was a crazy month where life took over, so apologies for the radio silence in this corner. But I did manage to update my recipe for hot cross buns, perfected through the MANY batches I baked over the Easter period! 🤣 Now the May flowers are here, and there is much to look forward to as the summer months approach.

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Easy Recipe for Scones

Easy Recipes for Scones

Hi everyone! It was Mothering Sunday last weekend, which is when we in the UK celebrate Mother's Day. So I whipped up a batch of scones, and we enjoyed them with clotted cream and strawberry jam for afternoon tea. 🍓 They are seriously so quick and easy to make, and you probably already have all the ingredients, so go on, get baking!

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Sweet Red Bean Paste (Hong Dou Sha | 红豆沙)

Sweet Red Bean Paste (Hong Dou Sha | 红豆沙)

Happy Monday, everyone! Here's an updated and simplified recipe for sweet red bean paste. So easy to make, which is great, as it's so useful in so many Chinese and East Asian pastries and desserts!

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Black Sesame Cookies

Black Sesame Cookies

These black sesame cookies are the perfect fusion food - a blend of crumbly buttery shortbread with nutty toasted black sesame flavours. What else are you to do if you're obsessed with both black sesame and shortbread??

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Black Sesame Paste Recipe (黑芝麻酱)

Black Sesame Paste Recipe (黑芝麻酱)

Great news! You don't have to make glutinous rice balls just to enjoy black sesame paste! This black sesame paste recipe will show you just how easy it is, so now you can whip up a batch whenever you need a hit of sweet and nutty sesame flavour.

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Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame (汤圆)

Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame (汤圆)

I don't need the excuse of Chinese New Year or the Lantern Festival to eat glutinous rice balls with black sesame. I'd happily make these all year round! Wishing everyone a Happy Year of the Tiger - 恭喜发财,新年快乐!🐯🧧

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Baked Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste (红豆烤年糕)

Baked Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste (红豆烤年糕)

Newly updated! This baked sticky rice cake recipe has been refreshed just in time for Chinese New Year. Now you can make this lucky new year cake at home and enjoy a sweet and delicious start to the coming year.

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How to Make Chinese Dumplings (Shui Jiao | 水饺)

How to Make Chinese Dumplings (Shui Jiao | 水饺)

Did anyone glimpse the full moon last night? 🌕 We're now just under two weeks away from Chinese New Year. As I mentioned previously, we'll be making our own dumplings, and you can see from this tutorial that it's really not as difficult as you might think. And the rewards of homemade dumplings far outweigh the effort! So who else will be celebrating?

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Dumpling Filling Recipe

Dumpling Filling Recipe

It's Thursday, and the weekend is in sight! Plus, it's a crisp and sunny winter's day here, so spirits are high. We're continuing our dumpling series with a really easy and basic Chinese dumpling filling recipe. After all, you need to put something into your dumplings before you can wrap them!

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Dumpling Wrappers Recipe (Jiao Zi Pi | 饺子皮)

Dumpling Wrappers Recipe (饺子皮)

Hello! January is in full swing, and the Christmas holidays feel like a long time ago, although my brain still struggles to keep up... Chinese New Year (春节) is just a few short weeks away, and this year we are making our own dumplings using this super easy dumpling wrappers recipe, which will make all your dumplings taste delicious!

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Gluten Free Almond Biscuits

Gluten Free Almond Biscuits

Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoyed the festive break, and may 2022 bring the best for everyone. We're ringing in the new year with these adorable little almond treats, which also happen to be gluten free. These bite sized goodies are just enough of a treat to enjoy guilt free after a week of indulgent over-eating!

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Five more sleeps until Christmas! And we are obsessively making and baking gingerbread here - can't be helped! I just love it for getting into the festive spirit and for warming the house with deliciously spiced aromas. This is the same gingerbread recipe that I use year after year, although I have updated it with some new photos. It's easier than you think to make gingerbread cookies, so off you go, and fill your kitchen with the delicious smells of baking gingerbread.

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Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas Pudding

Twelve more sleeps until Christmas, do you have your pudding ready?? It's not too late! Making a delicious Christmas pudding is really much easier than it seems. Just mix everything together, set it to steam and let it do its thing. So, what are you waiting for?

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Peppermint Meringue Kisses

Peppermint Meringue Kisses

These beautifully festive peppermint meringue kisses are the perfect little treats to keep around the house during the festive period. They deliver light and airy minty flavour in a miniature sized parcel that tastes just like candy canes!

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Mince Pie Recipe

Mince Pie Recipe

The festive season means mince pies! And given that shops have been selling mince pies since before Halloween, I thought it was high time I made my own. This is an easy mince pie recipe and makes the perfect bite-sized beauties that are fruity, tasty and guaranteed to bring you Christmas cheer!

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Mincemeat Recipe

Mincemeat Recipe

There's no doubt about it, the festive season is upon us! And this year, I'm making my own mincemeat. This fruity, citrusy and spiced blend is taken up a notch with just the right amount of booze to keep in interesting. It's perfect for baking into mince pies (stay tuned!) or for festive gift giving.

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Apple Galette Recipe

Apple Galette Recipe

It wouldn't be autumn 🍂 without some sort of baked apple dessert making an appearance! We love this rustic apple tart, also called an apple galette, for its ease, simplicity and flavour. It's a relatively low effort way to impress guests, so why not try it for your holiday feasting this season?

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Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is now in season, so get your hands on this gorgeous reddish purple leafed vegetable that is packed with nutritional goodness. Not just for your holiday feasts, braised red cabbage can be enjoyed throughout the autumn and winter months, so make it your new favourite superfood!

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Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats

So here's a blast from the past and a childhood favourite - Rice Krispies treats! I know you don't actually need a recipe to make these, but you do need this recipe if you want your Rice Krispies treats to be super delicious and extra gooey! The best part about this no bake recipe is that the kids can even make it by themselves. 🙌

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Easy Pork Recipes for Dinner

Are you a lover of pork? Are you looking for easy pork recipes for dinner? Then check out some of our favourites here. The list is growing, and recipes will gradually be added over time, so check back regularly for updates! 😊

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Lion's Head Meatballs (狮子头)

Lion's Head Meatballs

If you're not familiar with the classic Chinese dish of Lion's Head Meatballs (狮子头), then you're missing out! Quite a straightforward and simple dish to make at home, why not treat yourself to this deliciously satisfying comfort food.

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Pumpkin Squares with Pecan Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Square Recipe

Hello there! Pumpkin season is here, and that makes us very happy! Not only do we get to bake (and eat!) delicious pumpkin goodies, but we are also firmly into Autumn, my absolute favourite season. So give these pumpkin squares a whirl - they encapsulate Autumn by the mouthful.

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Garlic Baked Salmon Recipe

Garlic Baked Salmon Recipe

This garlic baked salmon recipe is just the sort of midweek one tray wonder meal you need when life is busy and time is short. It's healthy, tasty, quick and easy, and best of all, it's all cooked on one baking sheet, which means less washing up!

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Italian Tiramisu Recipe

Italian Tiramisu Recipe

One of my favourite desserts in miniature form - what could be more perfect! This Italian tiramisu recipe is actually really easy to make but tastes like you spent hours over it - try it the next time you need a fancy dessert to impress your guests with.

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Natural Cough Syrup

Natural Cough Syrup

Hi everyone! As we find ourselves knee deep in cold season, I'm sharing this little home hack that we use to alleviate the symptoms of cough and sore throat and help to move it along more quickly. Here's to everyone's good health! 🙏

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Baked Chicken with Lemon and Olives

Baked Chicken with Lemon and Olives

If you ask me, it's never too early to start comfort eating! The seasons are shifting, and it's no longer as hot was it was, so time to bring back the oven baked dishes, I say. This baked chicken with lemon and olives is one of those satisfying dishes that leaves you feeling warm and cosy all over. ☺️

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Green Beans in Olive Oil

Green Beans in Olive Oil

Happy Monday, everyone! Do you need more greens and vegetable in your diet? Now there's less excuse than ever for not eating them, with this fuss-free and universally pleasing green beans in olive oil. Go on and give our health a boost. 💚

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Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

Looking for an easy recipe the whole family will enjoy? Then this recipe for chicken schnitzel is for you. It is a simple recipe that uses basic ingredients, but the flavour is anything but boring! Try this the next time you need something to please the masses.

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Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Well, it's back to school and back to the bugs! I'll take all the help I can get when it comes to staving off germs. Thank goodness for this easy homemade elderberry syrup, which I try to keep in stock throughout cold and flu season. Who couldn't do with an immunity boost?

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