Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Chocolate Orange Mince Pies

I'm huge fan of baking and I love having Christmas as an excuse to cook up plenty of treats. Mince pies are definitely festive favourites of mine, so when I received a recipe book as a present and found the 'chocolate mince pie' recipe inside I couldn't help but try it out.

I've tried a few different recipes since then and the BBC Food one has to be my favourite.

I added a couple of handfuls of cranberries to the mincemeat and cut out small circles rather than covering the top with pastry but other than that I've kept the same recipe.

I'd love to try out adding orange zest to the pastry to add an extra orangey kick.

What's your favourite Christmas recipe?

(apologies for the rubbish photo, I didn't have my camera with me - bad blogger!)

Friday, 20 December 2013

Where have I been?!

So I've been away from my poor blog for nearly three months now and my goodness have I missed it!

I think it's fair to say I didn't really appreciate quite how full on the final year of a law degree would be, but here I am, I survived the first term! The last three months have seen me turn 21, start a placement as a Family Law paralegal, take fifteen of my Brownies away for the weekend and open twenty doors of my Boots Beauty Advent Calendar.

my 21st birthday//owl at Harry Potter themed Brownie Holiday//Carnage

I can't wait to start blogging again and review some of the products I've been using recently (including the famous Effaclar Duo!) and share some more of my money saving tips.

What's been your most recent beauty find?

Jade Rebecca