White Chocolate and Lime Christmas Bauble Truffles

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I was super excited when I found out that this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop was truffle themed! No, not that delicious smelling mushroom, but a ganache-filled chocolate treat. My mind whirred with Christmassy ideas… snowman truffles with a spiced centre? Truffles decorated as mini Christmas puddings? I finally settled on the idea of Christmas […]

Candy Cane Reindeer Cupcakes

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In America I stumbled upon a delicious snack (in Walgreens of all places) which involved chocolate covered pretzels covered in crushed candy canes. The salty pretzel combined with the rich dark chocolate and minty candy cane was a winning flavour combination and NEEDED to be made into cupcake form. I used my chocolate Devil’s Food […]

The Paramount Coffee Project

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting the re-opening of the Paramount Complex which now features the Golden Age Cinema (I’ve been to see a movie, it’s amazing) and now The Paramount Coffee Project, a cafe with great coffee and mouth-watering food. I’ve since been twice to The Paramount Coffee Project, and I look forward to returning again […]

The Search for the Best Cupcake in America!

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What a task I had… to try every cupcake shop I stumbled upon in America (and there are LOTS of them) on my quest to find the best cupcake in America for Love Swah. How I must suffer for my “art”. The quality of American cupcakes overall, particularly chain cupcakes, was high and much better […]

Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake

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I wanted to create a dessert that echoed the beloved cookies and cream flavour combination and with this month’s Sweet Adventure’s Blog Hop being cheese-themed, I knew a cookies ‘n’ cream cheesecake was the answer. I described this cake to someone as “a choc chip cookie and a cheesecake had a baby and the result was amazing” […]

Handy America tips

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Hey guys! I’m back from my American adventures and a bit jet lagged. So while I get myself together and start writing city-based guides, I wanted to share some handy general America tips with you if you’re planning a trip. ♥ Fill in your ESTA before you leave ESTA is required for international travellers who wish to […]

Oven Express – A review

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What’s your most hated household chore? Mine has got to be cleaning the oven. It always falls to the bottom of my priority list and I never get around to it until my oven is belching black smoke everywhere. Then there’s the inevitable lengthy process of scraping off the blackened grease whilst inhaling potent chemicals, […]