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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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Malted cinder toffee - click for recipe | The Crafty Gentleman
in Christmas, Halloween, Recipe, Sweet

An irresistible malted cinder toffee recipe…

The other week, I told you guys all about my trip to The School of Artisan Food. Basically, I spent the day in their fancy kitchens, learning how to make a selection of incredible confectionary, from fruit jellies to salted caramel. It was ace! Well… I’m really excited to now share of those recipes exclusively with you guys! This recipe is for malted cinder toffee, which is a really brittle and crunchy form of toffee, similar to honeycomb. The addition…

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Halloween cocktail recipes - cocktail shaking
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Life, Recipe

Halloween cocktails: 3 spooky recipes for you to try

Just incase you missed them, here’s a quick roundup of the Halloween cocktails I’ve been making this October… I can’t wait to serve these at my Halloween cocktail party this weekend! I’ve got a few more party surprises up my sleeve (that I’ll be sharing a sneak peek of on the blog later this week) – until then, check out my spooky recipes below. Scary Espresso Martini recipe I partnered with the nice folk over at Pact coffee to create…

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Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Recipe

Pumpkin spiced rum recipe – the perfect Halloween cocktail

Okay, so the third and final Halloween cocktail (if you missed the first two, see them here and here) to share with you guys is… pumpkin spiced rum! Yep, that’s right, I took my favourite spirit and infused it with the flavours of autumn. It’s kinda similar to the pumpkin spiced smoothie I shared the other week, just a bit more alcoholic and a bit less healthy! 🙂 It’s really easy to customise this recipe to whatever flavours float your…

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Halloween cocktail recipe gin and tonic
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Recipe

Souls of the Damned Halloween cocktail recipe (with a twist!)

I mentioned last week that I’m planning a Halloween cocktail party, and shared my first recipe (click here to see it!). Well it’s time for recipe number two, a cocktail that I’ve called Souls of the Damned… (so scary, right?). So what’s in it? Well, first of all, let me explain how I got to developing this recipe. I love autumn, including the food and drink. Apple pie, fruit preserves, cinnamon spice, chai tea… YUM. But for my Halloween cocktail party, I didn’t…

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Halloween cocktail espresso martini recipe
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Recipe

A spooky Espresso Martini recipe with Pact Coffee

For this year’s Halloween party, I thought I’d do something a little different. I wanted to up my game a bit, take my traditional party to the next level… so I decided to turn it into a Halloween cocktail party! Because come on, Halloween plus cocktails is a recipe for a good night! For my first cocktail, I’ve partnered with Pact coffee. They sent me a few bags of their newest coffee roasts – they’re SO GOOD. Seriously, you’ve never tasted…

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Pumpkin spice smoothie recipe
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Recipe, Sweet

Recipe: pumpkin spice… smoothie!

I’ve gotta confess: I don’t like lattes. Sorry latte lovers! I just find them too sweet, especially if they’re flavoured, and I’m not a fan of the frothed milk that’s poured on top either. So I often feel like I’m missing out at this time of year, when everyone’s flocking to their nearest Starbucks to get the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. I’ve tried it, and it’s not for me I’m afraid. Instead, I thought I’d take inspiration from the flavours of the…

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