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🧧🐰 Year of the Rabbit 🐰🧧

It's Chinese New Year's Eve! We're ready to ring in the Year of the Rabbit with some delicious and auspicious food! Will you be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, amongst other names, or marking the occasion in some way? If you're stuck for recipe ideas, take a look at our latest newsletter for inspiration. Wishing everyone congratulations and good fortune in the new year! 恭喜发财,新年快乐!

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Pork Dumpling Filling with Garlic Chives

Pork and Chive Dumplings

Happy New Year! 🎊 Wow - and has it started quickly! Am I the only one who now needs a break from the holiday festivities?! No soon has 2023 got under way that we have Chinese New Year to look forward to! On the 22nd of January, we'll be ringing in the Year of the Rabbit, which is when this pork dumpling recipe will come in handy. Use it to wrap your own dumplings for the most delicious new year full of luck and good fortune!

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Five more sleeps until Christmas! We are definitely getting into the festive spirit. This sticky toffee pudding recipe - spongy, sticky and treacly - just feels right for the season. It's warm, comforting and oh so good - just what's needed to hunker down and shelter from the cold outside.

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Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

These gingerbread Christmas trees are a fun activity for the season, and they make adorable festive decorations. It's now four weeks until Christmas, and it certainly feels like people around are getting into the spirit. Hope it's a lovely week!

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Apple Galette for Thanksgiving, anyone?

Apple Galette Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! And if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm wishing you peace and love in this particularly tough year of years. This apple galette brings us a little slice of joy, as it's super easy to make yet looks and tastes liked you've slaved over it! Total winner.

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Christmas Muffins

Christmas Muffin Recipe

It's now officially the Christmas season, and what better way to begin than with this Christmas muffin recipe, inspired by traditional Christmas stollen. Quick and easy enough to make on the big morning, it really is Christmas in a mouthful!

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Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Puree

Hello! Given that I was making so much pumpkin puree for all my autumn baking, it was only natural that I would update the recipe with some new photos. Happy autumn baking! 🍂

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Oh hey, it's another pumpkin recipe! Told you it was pumpkin season. But this one's special, as you can even make it for your Thanksgiving feast. Now there's an idea. Happy October!

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Bobotie Recipe

Bobotie Recipe

With autumn evenings drawing in and cooler temperatures only getting colder, this warming bobotie recipe is just the sort of comfort food you need. If you haven't get tried this South African dish, give it a go, and see what you've been missing!

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Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Pumpkin Pecan Bread

It's undeniable - now that we're into October, it's officially pumpkin season! 🎃 Coupled with the rapid drop in temperatures (although no one could fault the golden autumn sunshine), this pumpkin pecan bread is exactly what you need to stay warm and cosy this season!

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Cherry Clafoutis 🍒

Cherry Clafoutis

Summer may be over, but cherry season doesn't have to be! I can't think of a more delicious way to enjoy cherries (other than straight off the tree), and for such a simple recipe, this cherry clafoutis does make quite an impressive dessert.

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Strawberry and Blueberry Smoothie

Strawberry and Blueberry Smoothie

Summer's here, and berries are everywhere! If you need help beating the heat, this strawberry and blueberry smoothie is a great and refreshing treat, which happens to also be good for you! With the recent heat wave set to peak early next week, I know how we'll be keeping cool this weekend. 😉

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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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