Posts Tagged ‘orange’

Chocolate Orange Macarons

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Currently, my favourite thing to bake is French macarons.  After lots and lots of practice I’ve finally mastered the technique so not I get to focus on flavours and making them all kinds of pretty colours. (check out my Facebook page to see my latest Valentines Day designs).  

For macaron inspiration Pintrest is great.  There are some bloggers who are killing the macaron game too, my personal favourite it Raspberri Cupcakes, she’s a macaron queen!  This particular recipe was inspired by some Lindtt orange chocolate I was gifted a while back.  It was tasty, but I felt like it could  be put to better use than my passing sweet tooth cravings.  Also, macaron making always leads to leftover egg yolks which usually leads to curd for a filling!  Orange curd is a great twist on the lime and cranberry versions I’ve posted before.  It doesn’t have the tartness of the other and is sweet and creamy.  Perfect when paired with a dark chocolate ganache like we have here. (more…)

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Happy Halloween – Spooky Shortbread

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This is a recipe I shared a few weeks ago on Sweet Society, for Orange Shortbread with Cinnamon Icing, which I have tweaked slightly to turn in to fun Halloween themed biscuits.

They are really easy and a lot of fun to make!  I have to say the piping was a little trickier than I expected, especially for the spiderwebs, but I like the way they turned out in the end.  Have a great Halloween everyone!

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Raspberry and Orange Cupcakes

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Time for another Glasgow Baking Club meeting!  It felt like an absolute age since out last sunny picnic in the park meet up – gone are the bright evenings and warm weather – so it was great to see everyone again.  What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with good cake and good chat?

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This months meeting marked full year since I first joined the lovely baking ladies (and sometimes gents) as we were back to our pink theme in honour of breast cancer awareness month.  We also all put in a donation and raised almost 100, again not a bad effort for a Sunday afternoon!  Earlier that day I had been out at Glasgow Green to watch a friend finish his 10k…so some of us run for charity, other eat cake for charity!  As long as it’s for a good cause I don’t think it matters.

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We all gathered in a fairly new (well, new to me since I don’t frequent those areas in a half mile radius of my old uni if I can help it!) cafe at St Georges Cross called No. 1 Chocolate Factory.  It’s a really lovely cafe, really light and bright, as it takes up the full corner at Woodlands Road.  The cafe also runs chocolate making courses which definitely sounds like something I should look in to. (more…)

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Orange and Lavender Simple Syrup

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Wayyy back when I first started this blog, in my second post, I promised to make this recipe.  Well, I stuck to my word…maybe it took a little longer than I expected it to, but I got there in the end.

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To be honest, before now it just didn’t seem appropriate to post this recipe.  The best use for the simple syrup is a simple cold beverage, which is best enjoyed in the garden on a gloriously hot day.  We are now in the middle of a heat wave, well some parts of the UK are anyway, and now this recipe is perfect!  (well that is some amount of nonsense to justify my procrastination)

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It’s basically like making homemade  fancy fruit cordial.  I’m going to have to think up some other flavours to try out, I’m thinking blueberry and lime or something like that! (more…)

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