Christmas Tree made with LED Lights in Jars

    Sparkling lights add a touch of magic at Christmas. For this project I created a ‘Christmas Tree’ out of six stacked-up jars in a pyramid shape. Each jar contains a set of battery-powered lights with 20 LED bulbs. The LED lights I used were three sets of bright-white and two sets of warm-white, […]

Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread

      This recipe makes a very light and crispy shortbread that melts in the mouth. The lavender flavour is very subtle.     RECIPE: GLUTEN-FREE LAVENDER SHORTBREAD   Makes about 26 biscuits, 1cm thick, and with a cutter about 7cm diameter.   250g butter, softened ¾ cup icing sugar + 1 tablespoon, sieved […]

Lavender Sugar

    Lavender Sugar is quick and easy to make, and infuses a lavender scented and sweet tone to many foods. The sugar can be added to cream or sprinkled on biscuits, cakes, pastries, muffins, stirred in with berries, or try tea sweetened with lavender sugar, or try making Lavender Shortbread. Another idea is to […]

Christmas Cupcake Decorating

    Ain’t these cute! Box of Christmas-themed cupcakes decorated with buttercream icing :   Petit Fours offer Christmas cupcake decorating classes, so my work-mates and I went along to test our skills. We had so much fun, and the whole experience was delightful. We will certainly be signing up for more!   Here’s a […]

Ginger and Almond Christmas Biscuits

  Christmas Tree shaped Ginger and Almond Christmas Biscuits strung on ribbons.     For those of you who like raw biscuit mixture rather than cooked, I can recommend this gingerbread biscuit recipe as a very, very tasty raw mixture indeed (I kept sneaking off to the fridge and cutting off pieces while the dough […]