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Winter Food Fair

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At the weekend I had a stand at the Highland & Moray Food & Drink Festival.  This was my second time at the food fair and I can safely say experience definitely helps when it comes to these things!  I was much less stressed and far less sleep deprived that the fair in the summer.  Unfortunately the turn out wasn’t quite as good but it was still a good day and hopefully there were lots of new and happy customers.

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On the menu were cupcakes….Gingerbread (a slightly modified version of these Gingerbread Cupcakes), Vanilla, Caramel Apple (the Spiced Apple Cupcakes, with the addition of buttercream and salted caramel drizzle), Chocolate & Peanut Butter and Squash and Orange (my Pumpkin & Orange Cake turned in to cupcakes and with butternut squash replacing the elusive pumpkin).

macarons, in Peppermint, Gingerbread and Chocolate flavours…

mincemeat crumble bars (I replaced the fruit layer in my Strawberry & Blackberry Crumble Bars with homemade mincemeat, fresh cranberries and clementines)…

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cranberry and orange shortbread (which was a festive version of this Coconut & Lime Shortbread)…

….as well as bags of peanut butter fudge, biscotti and coconut macaroons.

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I’m going to be a another fair from the 5th – 7th of December at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness so if you happen to be a local reader please come along and say hello, it’s free!  The fair…not my baking, please pay me for baking or it will be a very sad Christmas at my house!

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My Bakers Dozen

Things are starting to get busier over at the Ever So Sweet bakery (aka my parents kitchen…) I’ve been cake baking, fondant rolling and macaron piping every day for what feels like forever!  I’m not complaining though, just taking this desk job girl a little time to adjust to being on my feet all day!

The only downside, which I think I’ve mentioned before is that I don’t have as much time to bake for myself and to play around with recipe ideas.  I do miss that side but once the business is more steady and I feel like I’ve got a schedule I’m certain I’ll be able to fit more in. I mean, I still have to eat.

Currently I have a batch of spiced treacle cookies in the oven and let me tell you, if they taste as good as they smell we are all in for a treat.  I was going for autumn but I think I’ve over shot and gone straight for winter.  Which is ironic considering we’re in the middle on an Indian summer.  If they’re a success you’ll hear all about them next week but now, on to a round up of what else has been leaving my kitchen lately…

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