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Christmas, Muffins

Spiced Cupcakes For Christmas

Having made my speculaas last week I was so enamoured of the flavour of the spices that I wanted to make something else with them too.  I decided to make some cupcakes and was all set to go when I discovered a recipe on Bakingmad for ginger and cinnamon cupcakes.  Although I wanted to use the […]

Biscuits & Cookies, Christmas

Spiced Cookies – Speculaas

Getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season I thought I would try out another cookie, from the low countries, Belgium and The Netherlands(and elsewhere too I suspect).  Speculaas are a crunchy cookie that are usually made with the dough being pressed into moulds to create a shape.  They are eaten on St Nicholas Eve […]

Bread, Christmas

Pfeffernüsse – German Iced Spice Cookies

My sister in Canada mentioned that she had bought some Pfeffernüsse, which are a German cookie that is iced(some recipes just roll the cookies in icing sugar).  They are also very popular, with different names in Denmark and The Netherlands.    I thought they looked very good and with all the spices they are quite unlike […]

Muffins

Sour Cream & Cranberry Muffins

I found a lovely recipe for Sour Cream and Cranberry Muffins on Midwest Living.  Reading it just made me want to make them immediately.  I had to wait though, until I could buy some more cranberries.  So today I set about making them.  Sour Cream & Cranberry Muffins The recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice […]

Muffins

Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Muffins

Another lovely recipe, Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins, courtesy of Joy Of Baking. I had to search to find some pumpkin puree, but found it in Waitrose, so I was all set to go. The muffins are flavoured with the pumpkin and some spices and then a nice cream cheese mixture is spooned into a […]

Biscuits & Cookies, Cakes

Fig Newtons

I remember from years back a nice biscuit(cookie) which we called Fig Rolls.  It seems that they are now known as Fig Newtons.  I have found a number of recipes for these, all of them different in some ways.  Some are very basic, just with figs and sugar in the pastry, where others are more […]