This Christmas was my first one spent away from home. I had booked my plane ticket to arrive a couple of weeks before the holiday so I could settle in and save some money. I didn’t have anything planned for Christmas and was content to spend it treating myself to a nice meal, but my friend Hannah kindly invited me to spend it with her and her family up in the Highlands.Continue reading
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (if you’re new, welcome!), you will know that I love matcha. Having previously posted brownie, pudding (chia and bread) and cookie recipes, treats made with this green tea powder is a match-a made in heaven. What you didn’t know is that I absolutely adore the pecan sticky bun found at Flour Bakery in Boston (There’s actually four bakeries, all owned by baking extraordinaire Joanne Chang). Anytime I am in Boston, I make sure I grab a sticky bun to bring home (well, probably only part of a sticky bun).
Not that I could ever improve upon this piece of pastry perfection, I tweaked the original recipe just a tiny bit, and you guessed it, it involves matcha.
Crispy and chewy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside; these vegan brownie bites I found on Minimalist Baker are pretty spectacular. Combine them with a dark chocolate peppermint drizzle and crushed candy canes, and you have a batch of delicious festive treats perfect for the holidays. Continue reading