Posts made in November, 2010


Recipe for Christmas Muffins

Recipe for Christmas Muffins


Posted By on Nov 28, 2010

Today is the first Sunday of advent, so to start kicking off the celebrations for the next four weeks, I got out of bed early and baked Christmas breakfast muffins (seriously, I did!). I have used this really easy recipeas a breakfast muffin on Christmas morning and on Boxing Day, and made the preparation time quicker by preparing everything the night before (I'll add some tips on this at the end of the post).  This recipe for...

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Recipe for Gingerbread cookies


Posted By on Nov 27, 2010

This recipe for gingerbread cookies is the one I always use for gingerbread men, gingerbread houses and gingerbread decorations cookies. This gingerbread recipe is quite spicy with a rich flavour, and is one I have tweaked and refined to make it the most delicious Christmas biscuit.  I've also added some Top Tips for gingerbread baking through out the recipe. I usually bake these early in the Christmas baking season, as for me it...

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Beautiful roses

Beautiful roses


Posted By on Nov 24, 2010

Roses are beautiful.  Roses are inspirational. Roses are my passion. Why do I love roses? My grandfather had beautiful roses lining his front fence, and I suppose that' where my passion for roses started.  My Mum had a beautiful rose garden also, and then when my grandparents came to live with us, more roses emerged in our garden, it was an enchanting and perfumed delight to walk through our backyard. We were fortunate to have many...

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Chocolate Orange Gateaux


Posted By on Nov 20, 2010

This rich Chocolate Orange Gateaux was created for Hubby A's birthday this week.  It's been a cake in the planning for a few weeks now, and I'm happy with the result.   A run down of the flavours:  Chocolate genoise sponge is liberally soaked with a cointreau and orange syrup, Rich dark chocolate mousse infused with fresh orange.  The gateaux is topped with an orange gel, and decorated with Chantilly cream flavoured with cointreau and...

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My Christmas Baking List

My Christmas Baking List


Posted By on Nov 19, 2010

I've finally gotten my act together, and put pen to paper, and written 2010's Christmas baking list.  For me, Christmas baking is the way I integrate the cultures of my household, baking traditional cakes or biscuits and cookies, and then sharing them through the month with friends and family. Each year I have some staples, like something gingerbread, something spicy and fruity, something chocolatey and a couple of other baking items...

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