March! It’s been a fairly quiet month again this month, mostly because we’ve been really busy with work, though we have had a little down-time here and there, so here’s a bit of a catch up!
We’ve not had any events in March, which means it’s been fairly quiet generally, we did enjoy a day out in St Ives (which you can read all about here)! That’s about the extent of our going out this month, the joy of how days off have come up recently, coupled with some rather hit-or-miss weather!
We had a bit of fun this past weekend, something neither of us has done before, and make some Cornish Pasties but we thought we’d have a bit of fun and blog about it!
It’s St Pirans Day today! A day to celebrate all things Cornwall, and though I’m not Cornish, and many would say Stu isn’t either (you have to be born here apparently!) we thought we’d have a go at making proper cornish pasties!
I do a little Christmas baking every year, I have shared a couple of my recipes this month, though there’s one essential I haven’t shared yet, and that is of course Mince Pies!!
A Christmas classic if ever there was one! You can do this simply and easily, using a jar of mincemeat (not meat), and some premade pastry, or make it entirely from scratch! While I usually go for the first option (still counts!) here you will find how to make everything yourself!
I love making my own shortbread, and it’s such an easy make, so it’s no surprise that Festive Shortbread makes an appearance each Christmas!
At this time of year I tend to make either traditional shortbread, or some fun stars with various toppings. Makes approximately 20 stars depending on size… a couple of rounds you can score to snap into triangles if you’re feeling traditional, or of course the classic shortbread fingers.
One of the best things about Christmas is the food right? So for the next few weeks I thought I would share some fun Christmas baking ideas, starting with my fun gingerbread cupcakes. Of course these are a great treat ALL year round!
This is a delicious and surprisingly simple recipe. I have perfected it over time, so I can’t state my sources; as it’s probably a combination of three or four recipes by this point!
I’d love to hear if you give them a go! By all means take photos and share them with me on social media! (All my links are below!)