EDIBLE FESTIVE GIFTS: NUTELLA WALNUT FUDGE, EASY MINCE PIES & PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE BARK (+ season’s greetings to you!)

This is my first Christmas ever as the mother to a nursery school-aged toddler, thus preparing holiday gifts for teachers was a brand new experience. Being right in the thick of Christmas DIY-style, I thought I’d attempt to make all of my gifts for L’s teachers at home (even the gift tags, based on my […]

APPLE PIE (AKA autumn perfection)

Autumn. Apple pie. Perfection. Need I say more? APPLE PIE Prep Time: 30 Min, Cook Time: 60 Min INGREDIENTS: 1 quantity of pastry for a 9 inch double-crust pie 115 g unsalted butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 60 ml water 100 g white sugar 110 g packed brown sugar 7-8 peeled, cored and sliced Granny Smith […]

EASY DOUBLE-CRUST PASTRY (AKA pastry making for dummies?)

A recipe that I sought out/discovered by necessity (in order to make an apple pie), and one that I will keep and cherish! As a double-crust pastry novice, I experienced the nervousness associated with lovingly making a wonderful apple pie filling yet not knowing whether the pastry would be a success or spell disaster. I […]