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Star Wars matcha biscuits


As a sort of trial run for Bake & Destroy’s Sugar Slam III, I had a stab at knocking up a  batch of easy biscuits that required no icing with the help of my latest batch of Star Wars cookie cutters from Williams-Sonoma. Apart from visiting family, the highlights of my regular(ish) visits to the […]

Star Wars Holiday Special chocolate and brandy buttercream cupcakes


Never heard of the Star Wars Holiday Special? Let me enlighten you. After the success of the first Star Wars film in 1977, some bright spark had the idea of producing a Christmas/Holiday-themed TV special. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, that’s what. The story sees Chewbacca trying to get home to his family […]

Star Wars shortbread recipe


I’ve been patiently waiting for my cousin to perfect her shortbread recipe so that I could try it out for myself, and it was well worth the wait. There are very few ingrediants, so it’s very simple to knock up a batch of dough in next to no time. As I still hadn’t tried out […]

Star Wars spatulas? Hell yes.


My brother and sister-in-law came over to visit from the US of A this weekend, bringing with them not one, but two Star Wars spatulas for me! Being a huge nerd and a big fan of the films as well as a keen baker, you can imagine my excitement when I found out that US […]

C-3PO Sugar Skull Chocolate Chili Biscuits


It’s been a while since I’ve had any spare time for preposterously themed baked goods, but fear not – it’s a bank holiday here in the UK and while everyone else is out in the sun, I’m spending some quality time in my kitchen because I know how to have a good time. Yes, sir. Star Wars […]

London Baking: best of 2011


End of year blog posts tend to be lazy and self-serving and in keeping with tradition, this one is no exception. It’s basically a hastily constructed round-up of my favourite London Baking blog posts from 2011, with some nice piccies along the way. A fitting tribute to the last year or simply a piece of […]

Han Solo in carbonite chocolates


When I heard that Firebox was selling a Han Solo in carbonite ice tray I was on the case faster than the Millennium Falcon on the Kessel Run. Sorry – I know I bang on about Star Wars quite a lot on London Baking, but when there’s a chance to re-create one of cinema’s coolest […]



The Official Star Wars Blog (October 2011) My blog post on Star Wars shortbread, featuring my cousin’s recipe, got picked up by the Official Star Wars Blog, earning us both eternal nerdship along with a whole load of new fans for the blog. The Force is strong with this one. Irn Bru in the Kitchen […]

Belated Merry Christmas biscuits


Using the same Nigella Lawson recipe that I used for my Halloween biscuits, I knocked up this batch of choc treats for my mate’s Christmas get-together. The recipe is from Nigella’s Christmas book and, as I mentioned in my previous post, the choctastic taste is accomplished not with chocolate, but just with cocoa and sugar. […]