Spiced Christmas Tree Cake

Christmas is most definitely on the way… how can you tell? Well I went into Tesco the other day and they played 8 Christmas songs in a row. It instantly put me in the festive mood so what better time to share my recipe for this Spiced Christmas Tree Cake. I found this Christmas tree…

Product Review: Photo Backdrops

Backdrops have never been on my radar before as a blogger. I’d often use what I had around the house to take photos on, whether that be a wooden table, a slate or even some bathroom tiles (not actually in the bathroom, I bought them in the clearance). Whilst these have created nice photos, I…

My Review of 2016

2016 was a tragic year for all, with the deaths of legends in the entertainment industry such as Victoria Wood, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Sir Terry Wogan, David Bowie (and the list goes on and on!) and we also cannot forget about the huge changes in the futures of the UK with Brexit and the…

12 Days Bonus: Roast Chicken Dinner for 5 for £5

When you think of student food, you might think beans on toast, instant noodles and cold sausage rolls out of the fridge. In my first semester of university, 2 of those were meals that I ate when I became really desperate and was just way too tired after a long day of lectures to cook…

Day 12 of 12: White Chocolate Confetti Popcorn

We’ve arrived at the last of my 12 Days of Christmas and I have a very special recipe for a wonderful sweet treat that uses a very simple ingredient: popcorn! Popcorn has seen something of a revolution in recent years. It’s transitioned from a snack you have at the cinema while watching a movie to a…

Day 11 of 12: Chocolate Slabs and Chocolate Bark

While it’s all good spending money on gifts from the shops, usually the gifts that mean the most are the ones with the most thought behind them and sometimes this means making them by hand, whether that’s wrapping up a shoebox for Secret Santa or making a homemade Christmas card. Edible gifts are always much…

Day 9 of 12: Christmas Present Cake

One of the most exciting parts of Christmas is opening up a present from a friend or a family member and loving what’s inside. And with my Christmas Present Cake, you are sure to love what’s inside this present; 2 layers of chocolate cake sandwiched with a white chocolate buttercream. I used a 26.5cm x…

Day 8 of 12: Gingerbread Hazelnut Latte Biscotti

If you’ve been following my 12 Days of Christmas series (and I can’t believe that we’re here on Day 8 already, the time has flown by!), you know that I’ve been a bit obsessed with making biscotti; I’ve already made White Chocolate and Cranberry Crunch Biscuits and Red Velvet Hazelnut Biscotti for Days 4 and…

Day 7 of 12: Essential Cuisine Turkey Gravy Review

Essential Cuisine makes award winning stocks and premium gravies and this Christmas, they have launched a new Turkey Gravy to accompany your roast dinners with all of the trimmings. Seasoned with a hint of sage to boost its savoury goodness, the gravy can be made in advance and stirred into the cooking liquid. And even…

Day 6 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Cupcakes

Back on Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas, I posted my recipe for Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies. The story behind those was the idea of seeing your snowman melt away slowly and needing some comfort with some warm chocolate chip cookies. I’ve since seen quite a few melted snowman themed bakes which involved…

Day 5 of 12: Red Velvet Hazelnut Biscotti

Red velvet cakes seem to be popular with lots of people these days with a chocolate sponge coloured a bright red is paired with a classic cream cheese frosting. I decided to venture into the world of red velvet but in biscuit form by devising a recipe for Red Velvet Hazelnut Biscotti with White Chocolate…

Day 4 of 12: White Chocolate and Cranberry Crunch Biscuits

These biscuits are very crunchy and brittle and are of a similar style to biscotti with the crunch coming from being baked twice. They are perfect for placing into a cellophane bag and tying up with a decorative ribbon to give as an edible gift for someone this Christmas! The combination of cranberry and white…

Day 3 of 12: Lidl’s Favorina Spiced Biscuit Spread Review

We’ve all seen the jars of Lotus Biscoff spread in the supermarkets. If you’ve not tried a Lotus Biscoff biscuit before, it’s like a spiced caramel biscuit which is just so addictive!! Spreading it on toast is just the epitome of deliciousness! So it was to my surprise when I saw that Lidl had released…

Day 2 of 12: Melted Snowman Chocolate Chip Cookies

The saddest part of a snow day is seeing your lovingly built snowman, fit with a bright orange carrot nose, button eyes wrapped in your favourite scarf and woolly hat, start to melt away and fall into the ground. At the risk of sounding like a John Lewis advert, you can certainly forget the melancholy…

Day 1 of 12: Dairy Milk Caramel Cupcakes

This year, I am posting recipes for the 12 Days of Christmas! From edible gifts such as Cranberry White Chocolate Crunch Biscuits to ways to reinvent your leftovers and also reviewing some products that you might want to have in your kitchens this Christmas. To start the series off, I’m sharing my recipe for Dairy…