Baking Advice, Cakes

Christmas Cake Part 2 – Decorating Ideas

Hello my lovelies! Ten days to go! The perfect time to get those beautiful cakes you’ve made dressed up for the party. My decorating skills are fairly basic so these ideas are all simple and require no fancy equipment. Bonus. They are based on my childhood Christmas cakes and offer differing amounts if icing coverage depending on your taste. The…

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Life

The WB Life: A New Life

Hello my lovelies! As you all know, my passion lies in creating and sharing deliciousness with all of you. To this end in mid-October I left my job in finance to spend a year working out how to make a life for myself that involved more of this and is happier and more fulfilling. I gave myself a holiday break…

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Cakes

Christmas Cake – Part 1

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : up to 3 Hours | Total Time : up to 4 hours | Difficulty : Easier than you think Hello my lovelies! Less than six weeks to Christmas – the greatest of all the holidays! I have a wonderful new book on the way from Book Depository – its called Delicious…

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Cookies

Matcha + White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

 Prep Time : 30 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate If you know me then you know I am all about tea. I just went to check and I have at least TWELVE kinds. Hot drinks are my jam. I have been experimenting with matcha cookies for…

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Life

Merry Christmas

Hello to all my lovelies out there! It’s been a crazy and amazing year – thank you all so much for your support, for reading and trying my recipes and for commenting and chatting with me on Twitter. You’re the greatest! I know things have been a bit disorganised on the blog in the last few weeks, I’ve had a…

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Cookies

Christmas Star Cookies (Speculaas)

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy So Christmas is only two weeks away! Ohmygosh how did that happen!? Every year the time between the start of November and just before Christmas just compresses like crazy – there’s no way that much time went by. I…

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Cookies

Spiced Finnish Sugar Cookies

Prep Time : 10 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 3 Hours | Difficulty : A Bit Fiddly I may have gone a bit crazy getting some new cookbooks lately and one of my new favourites is Scandinavian Baking by Trine Hahnemann. I have bookmarked so many things and one of the first…

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Yeast Breads

Nearly Panettone

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love the aromatic flavours of Panettone but I don’t have the patience for hours on end of rising and hanging the loaf upside down and all the other hallmarks of the real thing so I created this rich…

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Sweets

Santa’s Little Helpers

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Finishing Time : 1 hour | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy I love Christmas but it can be a bit overwhelming. Sometimes you need a little something to get you through. These rich truffles, spiked with brandy and warm with Christmas spice are just what you need. Sneak one whenever…

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