Bourbon Apple Almond Crumble Pie

Bourbon Apple Almond Crumble Pie

It wasn’t until I was feeding cold butter through my fingertips to make the crumble to top this pie that I realised how truly wintery a green apple could be. In the corner of the worksurface where I stood, a pile of granny smiths and braeburns were peeled and sliced, a pool of syrupy sugar… 

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A Year in Review and Top Ten Recipes in 2015

2015 Best Nine from Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding

Above: My top Instagram posts of 2015 2015 was awesome/scary/exciting/disappointing/surprising/all the adjectives. When I first sat down to write this post I couldn’t think of a thing to say, but as my mind wandered over the last 12 months I started to remember all the things I did, places I saw and people whose company… 

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Rosemary Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies with Smoked Salt

Rosemary Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies with Smoked Salt

So it turns out I have a real thing for Christmas trees. As a kid, the branches stored in their separate bin bags for our fake tree alongside our decorations and boxes of momentos only came up from the basement around mid-December. I always felt like it was far too late in the month to… 

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Gingerbread Polar Bears

Gingerbread Polar Bears

Much like a magpie, pretty shiny things capture my attention with a silly amount of ease. Shamefully, festive-themed coffee cups, pajamas dotted with reindeer and candles scented with cinnamon, ginger and winter berry end up in my arms quicker than you can say “a toffee nut latte please”. I think that’s probably why I love… 

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Salted Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Digestives

Salted Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Digestives

Does anyone really reach for the Digestive when presented with a biscuit tin? Not the chocolate covered, or the dark chocolate covered or even the caramel-then-chocolate covered Digestives, but the plain old ‘hello I’m an average biscuit’ Digestive. Not as weak as the Rich Tea but not as sturdy as a Hob Nob, a Digestive… 

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Vanilla Marshmallow Ghosts

Vanilla Marshmallow Ghosts

  I am in utter heaven now that we are firmly in autumn, the leaves are no longer tinged with gold but crunchy underfoot, skies a wash of blue but with a chill in the air and boots a necessary footwear staple. There’s that misty rain, the kind my hair hates which makes straightening it… 

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Oero Chocolate Chip Blondies

Oreo Chocolate Chip Blondies

I can remember the first time I ate cookies and cream ice cream – it was on a stick like a magnum, wrapped in a chocolate shell while on holiday in Australia when I was 10. It was one of those ‘you can put biscuits in ice cream?’ moments that broke the junk food mould for… 

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