Christmas Stollen

The traditional German Christmas Cake ‘Stollen’ is thought to have originated in Dresden right back in the 1400s. The cake was baked during advent and designed to symbolize the Infant Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes. However, at that time, advent was a season of fasting and according to the prevailing church doctrine a Christstollen was […]

Mince Pies Recipe

Nothing says ‘Festive Food’ quite like the rich, sumptuous filling and buttery pastry taste of a Mince Pie! Yes, this popular quintessential Christmas treat, remains a firm seasonal favourite, dating right back to the middle ages. They were, however, quite different in taste back then, as they were traditionally filled with minced meat such as […]

Christmas Tree Biscuits

Make decorating the Christmas Tree, extra special this year with these super simple and scrumptious gingerbread Christmas Tree Biscuits! Not only are they really fun to make, but they look gorgeous on the Christmas Tree and also make lovely hand-made gifts for family and friends! Read on for the recipe – and do share pictures […]

Halloween Cupcakes

The scariest time of the year is here! I do love a good horror movie, and this year I’ll be settling in front of the television, with a cosy fur throw and these wickedly delicious cupcakes to watch some of my favourite Halloween films. Terrifyingly simple to make, they’ll be the talk of your scary […]

October Pumpkin Pie

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, Keats It’s that time of year again when all the leaves have fallen and left the trees, the sky is a melancholic grey and the temperature begins to bite! The summer is a distant memory away, but I can’t help but love the changing of the season into Autumn. […]

Yorkshire Parkin

Today is Yorkshire Day! Celebrated on August the 1st, this annual event is dedicated to celebrating all things Yorkshire, from formal proceeding involving the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity and the remembrance of it’s heritage, to fun-packed family entertainment such as pudding throwing contests, the Ripon Yorkshire parade and of course, enjoying some […]