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12 Days of Christmas 2021 – Festive Gingerbread

Gingerbread is such a tasty treat, and it’s super easy to make, so I thought I’d share my recipe with you!

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I don’t do that much Christmas baking, but I like to do something each year, and it’s been a while since I’ve made gingerbread, so I thought, while I was doing it, I’d share it here on the blog!

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Eating and Drinking – A-Z Challenge 2021

Oooh now here’s a subject that we can all get our teeth into! I’m definitely a big fan of eating and drinking, and so grab a cuppa and have a read for some of my favourite food and drink based content you can find here on the blog!

A-Z Challenge 2021

If you’ve missed it I’m currently working my way from A-Z while sharing a retrospective of The Craft Room and Beyond; looking back at some older content you may have missed; as part of the April A-Z Challenge!

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Halloween Baking: Very Berry Sponge Cake – Blogtober 2020

I’m no stranger to Halloween baking, as I do something every year, but this year I thought I would do something a little different, and bake a cake!

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We don’t need an excuse for cake in our house in all honesty, so I thought it would be fun, to make something tasty, sweet and Halloween themed, basically so I could blog about it this month.

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Recipe Book: St Pirans Day – Cornish Pasties

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!

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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!

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Blogmas 2018 – Christmas Baking – Mince Pies

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!!

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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!

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Blogmas 2018 – Festive Shortbread

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!

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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.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes – Blogmas 2018

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!

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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!)

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Recipe Book – Halloween Shortbread Bats

To begin, before I tell you how easy it is to make shortbread bats (or shortbread anything really…) a little background.

I’m not even going to lie, this recipe comes from a stained, torn, food-splattered cookbook that was my Dads, and is now mine! It’s called “Cooking is Fun” which still makes me raise my eyebrows and bitterly mutter something along the lines of “Suuuuuure it is”.

Produced by those helpful people at “Good Housekeeping” and stolen from a high school a long while ago, with someone else’s name in the front along with their form room! (Looking it up on Amazon, it’s from 1976) it’s an amazing book, full of useful traditional recipes in true “idiot proof” form.

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I use this shortbread recipe all year round, because it’s simple, and delicious!

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