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macaroon heaven

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This delicious company was started by a lady called Claire that trained here in London.  La Dinette began in Queen’s Park Farmers Market but is now available to your door nationwide – lucky us!!

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La Dinette also caters for weddings/events, large or small.

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We think this home delivery macaroon service is a winner and can’t wait to try it out (also includes free p&p).

 

www.ladinette.co.uk

comfort and warmth

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I’ve tried this recipe once before, and am thinking of giving it another go this weekend, now we’re in pumpkin season.  Very calorific, but these things can be overlooked occasionally.

pumpkinpie

  • 500 g ready-made dessert pastry
  • 1 large butternut squash, quartered and seeds reserved
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 200 ml double cream

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Roll the pastry to the thickness of a pound coin. Get a 22cm loose-bottomed tart tin, line with the pastry and bake blind for 20 minutes. Set aside.

Lay the squash in a baking tray. Sprinkle with the nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon and drizzle with the maple syrup. Cover the tray tightly with a double layer of tinfoil and bake for 45 minutes until soft. Reduce the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.

Allow the pieces of squash to cool, then scoop out the flesh. You should have about 600g of cooked squash flesh. Don’t forget to scrape out the bits in the tray and the maple syrup. Put in a food processor and whiz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the eggs. Mix well and stir in the cream.

Fill the cooled tart case with the mix and bake for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, wash the stringy bits of squash off the seeds, dry them and lay them flat on a tray. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and place in the oven with the pie for the last 10 minutes until crispy.

Remove the tart from the oven. Sprinkle with the seeds when cool.

image and recipe. Jamie Oliver

tights

Here’s a selection of tights to keep your lil’ ones warm available from the shop, as it’s supposed to be a wet and cold weekend for us x

easy peasy recipe

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easypeazyrecipe

I tried these over the weekend that I found via Pinterest.  They are so easy, super quick and delicious.  These will be added as one of my regular quick bakes along with my cheese stars.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of oats, big spoon of good quality peanut butter, half a cup of choc chips/raisins.

Mix all the ingredients together, roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.  Bake in the oven for 15mins at 175°c.

I made some with chocolate chips for the bigger people and with raisins for the lil’ bean.  All were gobbled up.

 

 

a great birthday cake with surprises

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pinata cake

Love this pinata cake!  It looks pretty and delicious, and kids would go crazy when they cut the cake and see the naughty treats inside.  I’m definitely going to be trying this for my older bean when it’s his birthday.

image. A Subtle Revelry

advent calendar day 13

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This is a good book, if you live in a house of boys like me…. 13th December!

image. amazon

12th December Bla Bla fox in socks, 11th December Beauchamping family print, 10th December Alice in Wonderland pencil case from cissy wears, 9th December freshly picked pillows, 8th December apartment therapy bauble, 7th December The Bright Company pj’s, 6th December bambino green natural crayons, 5th December Christopher Fischer fox hat, 4th December little bu non-toxic nail polish for kids, 3rd December smallable.com dress up costume, 2nd December seventytree circus Bruno print, 1st December Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs


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