Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Tag: edible christmas gift

Lavender shortbread cookies


For Christmas I wanted to make shortbread, which is always appropriate at this time of year, but I wanted it to be a little bit special. I’m a bit unfair posting this recipe now when all the lavender has gone for the year, but perhaps like me – you collected some for drying and have some on-hand. If not, then I suppose this idea won’t be too relevant.

My favourite shortbread recipe is a Martha Stewart one, and I simply made round biscuits and glazed them with a mixture of icing sugar, lavender syrup, water and purple colouring. I then …

Christmas cranberry and pistachio chocolate drops


If you’re not overly confident to start your own chocolate factory just yet, why not try these little treasures. All you need is a microwave to create an endless variety of these pretty and festive sweets. You can create a florentine style creation and top with candied peel, raisins and nuts or keep it simple and go with Christmas colours like my cranberry and pistachio recipe. To add some sparkle, once set, brush with edible lustre dust or add some edible glitter or stars to your topping.

All you need to do is slowly melt on the lowest microwave setting, …