What is more christmassy than gingerbread? Nothing obviously. Some may say peppermint but ive had too many run ins with desserts that taste like toothpaste. For me gingerbread is the ultimate flavour of christmas. It’s warm, spicy, comforting and the use of black treacle or molasses is just that little bit special.
I’ve recently been craving doughnuts and pretzels but until now I was too lazy to make either. Opting for these gingerbread pretzels meant I could bake them rather than fry them, which is a plus. Yes you can bake donuts, but I’m a sucker for the dough type, fried with jam, glaze, sugar topping or all three.
I’m a HUGE fan of pretzels (not more than doughnuts though!). Not the salty hard ones or the chocolate covered ones that come in a foil lined bag. I’m talking about the large bread twisted ones, that are hot then covered in flavoured sugar. Cinnamon for me please or vanilla sugar or even with a nutella dipping sauce on the side. Unfortunately the nearest place I can buy these pretzels is about 30 minutes away and sometimes I’m to lazy to jump on the bus/train to satisfy my pretzel craving. These gingerbread pretzels taste so similar in texture to the bought ones, althought this is has more of a bread texture.
Love love this toffee dream cake with hazelnut praline & frosting.
This cinnamon crunch braided brioche is my kind of bread for real.
These cookies are out of this world. So creative. I wouldn’t even have the patience for this.
Check these colourful leather tassle key chains in autumnal colours.
One of my favourite cookbooks. Love all the photos. (Review coming soon)
Chocolate peanut butter rolls, no brainer!
Cold days = my favourite green tea ever.
Yes! My favourite pink moscatel wine is back
I made this apricot munchy seed cake during last week when there was a crazy storm that hit the UK. Apparently it happened over Monday and Tuesday night. I didn’t hear a thing, since I’m pretty much a deep sleeper. What was strange was the fact the sun was shining brightly, like a normal autumn day. The garden pretty much looked how it usual did and I was beginning to wonder whether a storm really happened or had I just dreamt about the storm warning. Only when I turned on the TV did I see the damage the storm had done and the accidents that had happened. It wasn’t a dream after all.