Sweet Treats

Sugarplums for a festive #SundaySupper

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in #SundaySupper, Sweet Treats | 27 comments

Sugarplums for a festive #SundaySupper

With just a few days until Christmas, the #SundaySupper group has been getting into the festive spirit by seeking inspiration from favourite Christmas songs and films. Hosted by Tammi of Momma’s Meals, a whole host of decadent treats awaits. I chose to make Sugarplums, inspired by The Nutcracker. 

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Meringue Kisses

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Sweet Treats | 2 comments

Chocolate and Hazelnut Meringue Kisses

I’m a little obsessed with meringues at the moment, and though my technique is far from perfect – I envisage rows of uniformly pert and pretty meringues and instead end up with a higgeldy-piggeldy heap – I enjoy making them and experimenting with flavours. As this particular batch was for a gift, I opted for a classic combination of hazelnut and chocolate and made mini meringue ‘kisses’.

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Raspberry Granola Bites

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Sweet Treats | 0 comments

Raspberry Granola Bites

Like many people, my life is fiercely busy and as hard as I try to take time to eat well and enjoy food, all too often, I grab a granola bar as I race out of the door. So I am realistic – sometimes I need convenience snacks for when I’m on the go. But because I have to buy gluten-free ones, they are an expensive luxury, and their health claims are always rather dubious. So, with a bit of time spare on a weekend afternoon, I decided to try making my own granola snacks – and raided my cupboards to come up with these raspberry granola bites.

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Gluten, Dairy and Nut Free – Coconut Macaroons for #SundaySupper

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in #SundaySupper, Sweet Treats | 33 comments

Gluten, Dairy and Nut Free – Coconut Macaroons for #SundaySupper

It is a truly exciting #SundaySupper for me this week: our Free For All theme is all about recipes which are suitable for people with special diets, whether nut-free, dairy-free, or – my speciality – gluten-free. It’s hosted by Bea of The Not So Cheesy Kitchen (a very well-qualified host for this theme!)

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French Macarons for #SundaySupper

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in #SundaySupper, Sweet Treats | 36 comments

French Macarons for #SundaySupper

They adorn a thousand window displays. Endlessly versatile, they are drama queens in sugar and almond form. They are the veritable stars of French patisserie. Allow me to present French Macarons – or Macaroons, to give them their anglicised name – especially for this Movie-inspired #SundaySupper. Our Director/host is Heather of girlichef – and it’s safe to say that the theme completely captured my imagination.

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Mini-Egg Easter Cupcakes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Sweet Treats | 4 comments

Mini-Egg Easter Cupcakes

Easter is the perfect excuse for reliving childhood baking – you can get away with all the chocolatey, icing-ey wonderfulness that you are generally made to feel guilty about for the rest of the year. These Mini-Egg Easter Cupcakes are gratifyingly simple, and licking the spatula is not just permitted, it is more or less obligatory.

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