Best of This Years Sales

It's fair to say that I have been less than impressed with this years sales offerings overall, however there are a few items thats discounts  have caught my eye. I've rounded up what are in my opinion, twelve of the best affordable clothing and beauty items that are on sale this year. Let me know if there are any other sales and discounts that I should know about, and if you plan on purchasing anything in the sales!

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Almond Butter Fudge Recipe


This gooey and chocolatey almond butter fudge is not only made of healthy ingredients, but it's also quick and easy to make so it makes a great gift for someone that's more health conscious but still enjoys the occasional treat. This recipe is taken from Deliciously Ella's book.

2 mugs of Medjool dates
10 Tbsp of Almond Butter
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp Raw Cacao


Pour the dates into a saucepan and cook them on a low heat for around ten minutes with a little boiling water, until the dates soften and become sticky. Then drain any leftover water from the pan and leave the dates to cool for a few minutes. 

Put the rest of the ingredients into a blender and gradually add the dates each time you turn off the blender to avoid the dates sticking to the blades. Once a paste has formed, line a baking tray with baking paper and evenly distribute the fudge mix. Then simply leave to set in the freezer for at least three hours, although I find leaving it overnight works best. You can then cut the fudge into squares before storing it in the freezer, and when you want a piece just simply let it warm up for a few minutes. This will prevent the rest of the fudge from getting too gooey and melting.


Christmas Gingerbread Recipe


Baking gingerbread biscuits each year at Christmas has become somewhat of a tradition, I love that they are so easy and quick to make and baking them makes the house smell of all the lovely warm spices used in this recipe. I'm not a fan of lengthy difficult recipes so I've made sure that this one is as concise and brief as possible! Be sure to let me know if you try and this recipe out and also let me know what you like to bake at Christmas!


400g Plain Flour
180g Unsalted Butter
125g Dark Muscovado sugar 
3/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tsp Ground Ginger
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Egg
125g Black Treacle

Sieve the flour, and mix it with the bicarbonate of soda, spices and the salt and set the bowl aside.

In a separate bowl mix the butter and sugar together until it becomes fluffy, then beat in the egg and add the treacle. Gradually add in the flour and combine the mixes. 
Once a dough has formed divide the mix into three and wrap it in cling film, before leaving it to rest in the fridge overnight.

Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees, and take the dough out of the fridge to soften for 10 minutes. Then roll out the dough and use cutters or a knife to cut out shapes. Be sure to keep adding flour to the surface your using and the rolling pin to stop the dough sticking. Then line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and bake for 10 minutes (although I find it's best to check after 8 minutes to avoid any burnt edges).  

You can decorate the biscuits in any way you like, I made a simple royal icing to ice mine just with icing sugar and warm water although you can just buy pre made icing to save time!

Nicole x



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