All posts tagged: xmas

The quickest home made gift?

I am all for home made/make from scratch/ whatever you choose to call it but at this time of year we are all time poor. What's not to like about a super quick home made gift which is sure to please. If I am entirely […]


Clementine macarons

  With Xmas bakes all around us don't forget to give your next batch of macarons a festive twist- what do you mean you are scared to make them!!! Follow my basic recipe but add the grated zest of a clementine or satsuma, add some […]


Cookie Xmas trees

I have made these cookie trees for a few years now but this year i featured one in the pop up charity shop and took orders – what was I thinking!! So here is my mini cookie tree forest 🙂 Mr N and I have […]


Christmas frangipane tart

If you watch mince pies fly off the table at this time of year you may yearn for a twist to this little favourite while still retaining the essential taste. Nigella Lawson included a recipe for frangipane mince pies in her 2000 cookbook How to […]


Christmas cakes

As the last few of my 2014 Christmas cake bakes find their way to good homes just a quick view of some of this year's designs Wishing you a creative and fun Christmas full of wonderful bakes to share with family and friends.   Posted […]


Pop up shop

Photographic proof that I have had no time to blog since I got back to guernsey two weeks ago. I had over 100 traditional rich fruit Christmas cakes to marzipan and ice, and that was just for starters. My wonderful ‘partner in crime’ Jan and […]