German Gingerbread “Pfeffernüsse” Donuts

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Whenever I think of Christmas treats, I think of gingerbread. Specifically, Pfeffernüsse, those round German cookies covered in powdered sugar you often find in the grocery store at this time of year (I got mine from Aldi). Image from Claire K Creations So what exactly are Pfeffernüsse, I hear you ask? If you can’t find them, […]

Candy Cane Donuts with White Chocolate

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It’s the first day of December and what does that mean? The countdown to Christmas starts! To celebrate I am sharing with you a different festive Christmas donut recipe each week. As much as I love making (and especially eating) donuts, the thought of hovering over a hot pot of boiling oil to deep fry […]

Friday Link Loves 28/11/14

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Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe it’s already December next week? That means my birthday is coming… and Christmas! I want to bake a few festive recipes this year to share on the blog, so I have been doing some internet research/salivating over some amazing recipes that have inspired me. So I thought I’d share […]

Travel Guide: Shanghai, China

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Where to stay If you’ve only got a few days in Shanghai, location is key. I stayed on Nanjing Rd, right on the pedestrian street section. The street is bustling with international shopping, ladies dancing and doing tai chi, and is easy walking distance to both People’s Square and East Nanjing Rd subway stations. Luxe: […]

Brown Butter Choc Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

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It seems it is indeed possible to improve on perfection. I’ve been making my delicious Choc Chip Cookie recipe for years now, but the other day I wondered if I could make it even better. I’ve heard of the idea of browning your butter before adding it to baking, giving the dessert a nutty, toasted […]

Friday Link Loves 14/11/14

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Hi everyone, I know it’s still mid-November but I’m starting to get into the spirit of Christmas a little early (plus the silly season is getting in full swing). ♥ Brownie Cupcakes with Strawberry Santa Hats I’m already started scheming Christmas baking ideas and can’t wait to share them with you. These adorable Santa Christmas cupcakes […]

Creative Fridays: An Interview with Erika Rax

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I fell in love with Erika’s style of photography as soon as I stumbled across her online and love reading her delightful blog full of treats. Welcome, Erika! Hello! Who are you and what do you do? Hi! I’m Erika, a freelance photographer/stylist/designer/blogger/cookie baker and eater. What work are you most proud of to date? […]