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Rosemary, fennel and sea salt macaron recipes with Ottar chocolate
in Recipe, Sweet

Try these caramel macarons (with fennel, rosemary and sea salt flavours!)

A perfectly baked macaron is like a little bite of pure perfection. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, with a generous layer of gooey filling… give anyone a plate of macarons and you’ll be on to a winner! For me, one of the best things about macarons is their variety. There’s simply no end to the number of ways you can tweak the basic recipe to add in new flavours, colours, textures, shapes and finishes. A…

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DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils
in DIY + Crafts, Drinks, Other

DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils

  Sometimes, I spend weeks (even months!) planning a blog post or craft project. They can take hours of planning, and even longer to make/refine/photograph/edit/write up. However, there are some projects that simply pop into my head, fully formed and ready to go. These DIY personalised coffee stencils are one such example. I was wandering around Ikea the other day, when I came across these ready-made coffee stencils. I immediately knew I wanted to make my own! DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils…

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Swedish Apple Cake recipe - Scandi baking - The Crafty Gentleman
in Recipe, Sweet

Swedish apple cake recipe

   I absolutely flippin’ love all things Nordic. In the past few years, I visited Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and have been really inspired by their baking traditions. Amazingly delicious, freshly baked treats seemed to be everywhere on my travels! This is hardly surprising though, given the prominence of fika (the Swedish ritual of pausing to enjoy a coffee and cake with friends) in Sweden and hygge (coming together with friends and family to enjoy life’s pleasures including baked…

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Carrot and courgette veggie fritters
in Recipe, Savoury

Carrot and courgette veggie fritters recipe

Back at the beginning of April, project garden began. We got the shed delivered, patio laid and then turned our hand to filling our garden with plants. Once we got the first raised bed finished and planted up, I couldn’t wait to turn over even more of our garden to veggies so we got to work expanding our raised bed plot. One of the first things we planted in phase two was a solitary courgette plant. Reading the label it…

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Turmeric Matcha Latte Recipe
in Drinks, Recipe

Turmeric matcha latte recipe

  Okay, move aside frappes, macchiatos, frappuccinos and mochas… there’s a new drinks trend in town: the turmeric matcha latte! Yep, you read that right. Turmeric is no longer confined to the spice rack, only to be used for your weekend curry – it’s fast becoming a standout ingredient in itself, with a versatile range of uses. Couple this with the ever-growing popularity of matcha tea, and you’ve got one seriously good drink to enjoy. Now, I’m not normally one…

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Easy and cheap overnight oats recipe
in Recipe, Savoury, Sweet

My cheap and easy overnight oats recipe

I’m just gonna throw a quick disclaimer out there: if you’re one of those people that somehow manages to skip breakfast, then this post is not for you. I am definitely not one of those people! I LOVE breakfast. I love it weird amounts. It’s legit one of the first things I think of when I wake up. Yep, I’m a sucker for food… Anyway, moving on… For the past 12 months or so, I’ve been making overnight oats to enjoy for breakfast….

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Easy spiced toffee sauce recipe
in Christmas, Recipe, Sweet, Video

Easy spiced toffee sauce recipe (video)

Oh man, my sweet tooth is definitely coming out of hibernation. I’m not sure if it’s the Christmas ads, the cold weather or just pure old fashioned gluttony… but I’m loving the sweet treats lately! What’s more, since attending the School of Artisan Food the other month (read about that, here), I’ve been eager to try out a few variations on some of the skills I was taught. The time has finally come! Inspired by the spiced autumn flavours that…

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Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe | Halloween dessert
in Halloween, Halloween, Recipe, Sweet

Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Cheesecakes have always been one of my favourite things to make and eat. I remember as a teenager buying my first ever spring-form cake tin from a German supermarket and being pretty impatient to get home and use it! The first thing I made was a Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, which was my go-to recipe for many years. Since then, through many trips to the US, I’ve tried and tested dozens of cheesecakes (conveniently ignoring their nutritional qualities…). All…

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