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Here come the snowmen!

We are yet to have a proper snowfall in Edinburgh and are getting set for a bizarrely warm Christmas. However, when the snow finally does appear, I will be first out there making my snowman. Here are some for us all to aspire to…

First off, a little xmas kiss from a squirrel! The poor creature is going to be heartbroken when that melts! 🙁

Snow kisses

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Probably the best Christmas trees in the world!

Five days until Christmas, so let’s celebrate with some awesome Christmas trees. But first, here is how a Christmas tree should NOT look…

Wrong, wrong, wrong

So let’s look at how it should be done! First off a Lego xmas tree this year in London! Even the baubles were lego and had some QR code cubes hanging from the tree! (more…)

Christmas Gingerbread

It’s no secret that I love Christmas. So now Halloween is over and bonfire night is out the way, we can now focus on the big event! Last night I started by using my new festive cookie cutters and making Christmas themed gingerbread…

 

This recipe makes approx 20 biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 90g soft dark brown sugar
  • 45g clear honey
  • 30g butter
  • 180g (12oz) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 egg, lightly beaten
  • Baking parchment
Recipe
  1. Put the honey, sugar and butter in a pan, and melt over a low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan to allow to cool slightly.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger into a bowl. Pour in the melted mixture and the egg. Mix well.
  3. Knead on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Set the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Roll out the gingerbread on a surface lightly dusted with flour.
  5. Cut out your shapes (preferably xmas themed) and transfer to the lined baking sheets.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they start to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets.
Sit back and relax with a cup of tea and enjoy your biscuits!