• Christmas,  Recipe,  sweet

    Lemon and orange shortbread

    Christmas isn’t ALWAYS about chocolate or cinnamon everything… sometimes you need a fruity contrast to even it all out (or at least a change so you can go back to the sweet stuff! This shortbread recipe infused with lemon and orange is the perfect citrusy treat and is perfect for a spot of cookie decoration – it will make 10-15 depending on the size of your cutter shapes! Ingredients 45g Golden caster sugar 200g Plain flour 150g Butter  Zest of half an orange and one whole lemon (unwaxed) Icing sugar to decorate How to  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.  Add…

  • Christmas,  Pastry,  Recipe,  savoury,  sweet,  Uncategorized

    Mince Pies

    First things first… MERRY CHRISTMAS! I blummin love saying that, Christmas is my favourite time of year and I am one of those annoying people who get way too excited way too early. I do however resist putting my decorations up too early. Anyways, the supermarkets at this time of year are adorned with such lovely treats and it’s so tempting to keep picking things up especially when they are usually on offer. But when i say there are some things that are worth making yourself, i mean it when I say this recipe is one of those things! I often look at recipes and think ‘is that going to…