Love is…

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Inspired by… fluffy white dog cupcakes

16 December, 2011 § Leave a comment

Just been sent this ADORABLE photo from Ren.

Who needs snowman cupcakes this Christmas if you can make lots of fluffy white dogs and dot them around the dinner table!

Adorable cupcakes of fluffy white dogs

An evening of mince pies and mulled wine

4 December, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hubby has been busy wrapping presents and trying out a new recipe for mince pies. So it’s only right that I offer a little help by warming up some mulled wine to go with it.

Usually we use shortcrust pastry for mince pies but I rather like shortbread pastry similar to the ones from M&S. After a bit of searching online, we came across one from BBC Good Food that uses butter, flour and golden caster sugar – practically the recipe for shortbread biscuits.

The verdict: it has the crumbly texture similar to shortbread but it’s still quite flaky. Perhaps we haven’t mixed in the butter and flour properly. I guess the only way to know for sure is to make some more!

Home made mince pies

Presents under the tree

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