2013…The Best Of

I made it to the end of the year!  I must confess that I’m quite impressed with myself because I have a bad habit of starting things and never finishing them (I’m looking at you patchwork quilt) but the blog has stuck.  This is surely down to the fact that I really enjoy it, it’s challenging but still a lot of fun!

I’ve really enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen, trying out recipes that were new to me rather than going back to my old faithful cupcakes.  Finding the time, and the daylight in the depths of winter, has been the most testing part but I’ve made it through and the days are only getting longer, yay!

So, in celebration of my 9 months of blogging I’ve picked out some of my favourite posts of the year.  I can’t wait to get going on my 2014 posts and plan to give the blog a bit of a face-lift too, exciting times.

 

CHOCOLATE FUDGE SHORTBREAD WITH PISTACHIOS & SEA SALT

 This shortbread is my favourite original recipe of the year.  It’s like super duper fancy millionaires shortbread!

WHOLEMEAL RYE BREAD

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I attempted a lot of bread this year, with mixed success but all of it was edible at least!

BANANA & NUTELLA MUFFINS

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You should definitely make these muffins…Nutella plus banana is such a winning combination.

CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO CAKE

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 This cake ended up looking really pretty, I plan to improve on my cake decorating this year.

CHOCOLATE, PEANUT & FUDGE COOKIES

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Prize-winning cookies anyone?

RASPBERRY & ORANGE CUPCAKES

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The first photos with my DSLR camera and I think they turned out really well.  These cupcakes use my trusty base cupcake recipe and are a lovely flavour combination for summer.

SPICED ORANGE SHORTBREAD

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A really fun collaboration with Sweet Society, who I hope to work with again this year.

DAY AT BORDER BISCUITS

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I had to finish on one of my highlights of the year, visiting the Border Biscuits factory to watch my biscuits being made!!  I’e had such amazing feedback from friends, family, friends of friends, neighbours and colleagues about the cookies so thank you all so much for buying and enjoying them, I appreciate it.

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