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Snowy Gingerbread Trees

Snow may be reminiscent of a European Christmas, but even in the 30°C South African summer heat I couldn’t resist making these snowy gingerbread trees. They just look so Christmassy!

With just a little extra effort, you can turn your Gingerbread Biscuits into stunning edible gifts or a beautiful centrepiece for your Christmas table. Not only do they look absolutely magical, but they taste simply divine too. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in – they just love building the trees!

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Gingerbread Biscuits

When I was growing up, it was always a tradition in my house to bake cookies in the weeks leading up to Christmas. My mom isn’t much of a baker but my sister and I would spend many hours making dough and then cutting out and decorating cookies. Usually we would make plain old sugar cookies and decorate them with green, red and white icing. It was only in my twenties that I discovered this absolutely delicious gingerbread recipe, and it has been the preferred Christmas cookie ever since! Read More

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Chai Spice Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I hate coffee. I’m a huge tea fan. Tea from a restaurant or coffeeshop is just not as nice as a home-made cuppa though. Yes I know, I’m fussy! When I’m meeting a friend for a “coffee”, and they order a lovely looking latte/cappuccino/ macchiato/ frappucino, I used to sit there with my watery, disappointing cup of tea and long for more.  That is, until I discovered my new favourite meet-for-a-coffee-and-a-chat beverage. The deliciously frothy and subtly spicy, Read More