Red Velvet Brownies

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Red velvet is one of my favourite flavours. It has a bit of cocoa powder and vinegar that really gives it a special touch. The trend with this flavours started with cakes with cream cheese buttercream layers, and then it strongly went over to cupcakes. Nowadays you can find this flavour in pancakes, loaves and even waffles. I loved the idea of making brownies with it and also give it a special topping of cream cheese because the combination is really explosive 🙂 Continue reading Red Velvet Brownies

Turkey and gravy grilled cheese

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I don’t know about your house, but somehow we always buy a bigger turkey than we need for christmas! So here’s what I do with it: a perfect grilled cheese! Melty, juicy, and full of flavour. I’ll teach you how to get the perfect result 😉 Continue reading Turkey and gravy grilled cheese

Roasted sweet potatoes with honey and balsamic

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These roasted sweet potatoes are amazingly easy and sooo tasty! It’s a nice alternative to mashed sweet potatoes in the christmas table. They’re sweet and yet the balsamic creates a nice balance. They also have spices so they do have a strong christmas feel to them 🙂 Hope you enjoy them! Continue reading Roasted sweet potatoes with honey and balsamic

Christmas cookies

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I must say that, in general, my experience decorating cookies hasn’t been very good. One of the main reasons is because I’m really impatient (“uh…. that should work”) and the other reason is that I didn’t know some tips that are very useful to get rid of the urge to toss the tray of cookies in the bin. Continue reading Christmas cookies

Sausage and apple stuffing

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In general I’m not a fan of stuffing. It bothers me that it’s all watery, and to be honest I don’t think it’s very hygenic to cook it inside the turkey because it will reach a safe temperature after the turkey does, so you either overcook the turkey or eat unsafe stuffing. I just don’t fancy it. Howeeeeever, I recently discovered that there are people who cook it apart, I think they call it “dressing”, and so I thought I would give it a try, and I LOVED IT! I ate it and thought “now we’re talking!” The sausage I bought is very neutral because we’re using the meat inside which goes amazing with the apples (Granny Smith and Pink Lady) and the toasted baguette. Continue reading Sausage and apple stuffing

Mini post : honeycomb

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This honeycomb is a nice sweet I learned to eat in London. It’s caramel but you add bicarbonate of soda and it reacts creating lots of bubbles. It’s amazing because then we get all the flavour from the caramel without breaking your teeth. Great to top ice-creams, to cover with chocolate, to put on cakes. And it’s soooo easy but it also impresses quite a lot. Continue reading Mini post : honeycomb

Cranberries, pecans and almonds rice pilaf

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Welcome to my first Christmas Special 2016 post! I LOVE Christmas; when December arriver and I star seeing decorated houses, shops, christmas fairs and all that, I have a tingly sensation in my stomach from excitement (although now we get decorations starting in May! LOL). The first recipe I’m going to share with you is this delicious rice pilaf with almonds, pecans and cranberries. It also has orange zest that gives it an extra special flavour. The difference between a normal rice and a pilaf is that it’s cooked in stock rather than just water, making the rice absorb all this extra flavour. Continue reading Cranberries, pecans and almonds rice pilaf