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Festive Sweet Potato Spiced Latte

MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!!!!

All you coffee lovers and the non-coffee lovers out there, I’m sure you’re all familiar with Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Very nice, warming and festive with all the flavours of winter spice seeping through it. Now I’m sure most of us love it, but how can we enjoy it this Christmas in the comforts of our own home all snuggled up on the sofa?

So, I decided to experiment and concoct one of my own versions of the drink using more available ingredients. Pumpkin isn’t readily available all year round aaannndd it’s pretty hard to find special pumpkin spice. Even if you did, it’ll most likely cost more than you’re willing to pay for it. So, true to the form of what I usually do and what I offer you as the primary aim of this blog, I substituted most of the main ingredients with easier to find and cheaper ones for your benefit and enjoyment.

Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 20-30 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 1 – Super Easy, Cost: £ – Super Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients (Measurements are approximate ratios to  stated portion of sweet potato):

  • Sweet Potato (≈150-200g)
  • Ground Cinnamon Powder (≈1 tbsp)
  • 5 Spice (≈ 1 tbsp)
  • Ground Black Pepper (≈ 1 tbsp)
  • Vanilla Extract (≈ 1-2 tbsp)
  • Sugar (≈ 2 tbsp)
  • Coffee Granules
  • Milk/Soya Milk
  • (Optional) Ginger (Finely grated)
  • (Optional) Double Cream to whip/Already Whipped Cream
  • (Optional) Ginger Biscuits

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Festive Rum and Cinnamon infused Crème Caramel

Winter holiday festivities are in full swing and what better way to celebrate it and put on the usual holiday weight by enjoying something sweet and delightful!

This simple, yet elegant dessert is very easy to make and serve this up to your friends and family and they’ll be mighty impressed with you.

So, using the basic crème caramel recipe I added my own personal twist to it to make it a more festive dessert which you and everyone else can enjoy! And yes, the time it takes to make it as seen below may seem daunting, but don’t worry cos most of this time is spent cooking in the oven. Have fun!IMG-20141230-WA0001

(Preparation/Cooking time: 1Hr 15-20 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 3 – S’Alright)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients (Serves about 4-5):

  • 4 Large eggs/5 Medium Eggs
  • White Caster Sugar
  • Semi-Skimmed/Whole Milk
  • Crème Fraiche
  • Rum
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Butter/Margerine/Spray Oil
  • (Optional) Berries (Frozen or Fresh)

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