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Walnut and Lemon Shortbread

19 Jan

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Everybody loves shortbread, however I hate to admit it but the usual kind is pretty unhealthy…why not swap it for this? Gorgeously soft and at 178calories you can’t say no!

What you need:
1 1/4 cups walnuts
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter(melted)
2 tablespoons light olive
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

What you do:
1) Preheat oven to 175C.
2) Butter and flour two 8-inch round cake pans; set aside.
3) In a food processor, combine nuts, flours, sugar, and salt. Pulse until nuts are finely ground but not oily.
4) Add the melted butter, oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice; pulse until the mixture just comes together. Do not overmix!
5) Divide the mixture between the two pans and press in until even.
6) With a sharp knife, cut each round of dough into 8 slices. Lightly prick the tops with a fork.
7) Bake for about 22 minutes, until it’s a pale tan colour.
8) leave to cool and enjoy!

Yum yum! Gorgeously soft, fresh, with a slightly nutty flavour…the perfect addition to tea time!

Keep it delicious!

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Clause is nearly in town!

14 Nov

With 6 weeks till Christmas, it only means one thing…2 weeks till we can excitedly open our advent calendars!! People assume these lovely daily treats are only for children…but I beg to differ, with these splendid inventions coming in all shapes, sizes and tastes there’s always one out there especially for you!

Here are a few of my favourites:

A lovely re-usable, elegant, cream fabric advent calendar, perfect for those who want a different treat everyday! For a delicious daily treat for this calendar, try our new Spoony Bites, juicy bite size portions of cake, coated in a shell of chocolate, at £1 each I’d probably have 5 a day!

How about something a little more traditional? We cannot forget what Christmas is about and this would be the perfect advent calendar to teach the kids, remind ourselves of the story of Christmas, or as a great talking piece for any Christmassy household!

Looking for something a little cheap and cheerful this Christmas? How about a Thornton’s Advent calendar? Lovely chunks of melt in your mouth milk chocolate perfect for kids and adults, not only that, they can be personalised for free!

Personally I have and obsession with anything Hotel Chocolat related, their chocolates are immaculately sculpted, tasty and extremely original, they are worth every penny!! This luxury advent calendar is perfect for two, so an ideal gift for your partner, house-mate or sibling, but to be honest I’d probably eat both truffles myself!

Which ones are your favourites?

Keep it delicious!