Festive Yule Log


This rich chocolate yule log makes for the perfect centerpiece this Christmas. A light, airy swiss roll sponge, covered in a sweet buttercream filling and topped with some festive holly. 


In our home, we always have a chocolate Yule log on Christmas Day. Having had bought ones for as long as we can remember, my sister set out to make one this year and it did not disappoint. Comparing this one to shop-bought? There is no comparison. It’s even more delicious and it’s always satisfying to say it’s homemade, but looks shop bought. 

Winter Wonderland


Wanting to start the festive season off right, the girls and I made our way up to London for the afternoon to visit Winter Wonderland. Set up in Hyde Park, it's littered with German-style market huts, selling anything from trinkets to homemade crafts, to christmas decorations, to furry new hats... and not to mention, German Bratwurst sausages and mulled wine/cider. I was essentially in food heaven.

The smells of crepes, sausages, churros, mulled drinks and hot chocolate were everywhere. It didn't take long til we were hungry after walking around.


Winter Wonderland is a maze. The maps do not help in the slightest. But you're never far from food, so don't worry.

Christmas Countdown + Snowball Cookies

It's finally December and my favourite time of year.



It now feels appropriate to play Christmas music and watch the films.. Even though I've already watched Elf a few times this past month. The house will start to smell of all those delicious spiced flavours, everyone is a bit more relaxed (except if you're rushing around shopping), and did I mention the food? Christmas has the best food. Hands down. I'm talking lebkuchen, gingerbread houses, chocolate yule logs, mince pies, shortbread, brussel sprouts and bacon (mmm..), and not to mention the ultimate roast on Christmas Day. All these foods are why I love Christmas even more. Oh, and mulled cider (or wine, I'll take whatever). I'll be making a lot of them this month and writing about them here in the coming weeks.

The first of which is these delicious Snowball Cookies! They're so soft and fudgy, you know they won't last long!

Blueberry Muffins

Deliciously moist and soft blueberry muffins made with greek yoghurt and a hint of vanilla, and drizzled with white chocolate.



Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans out there! (Have you got your Joey's Thanksgiving pants on yet?)

I'm currently reaching for my second as I write this. Okay, maybe my third.

These blueberry muffins are the perfect treat for breakfast when you're in a rush (or lunch... or dinner...or anytime of the day really..) Bursting with sweet and tangy blueberries, mixed together in a super soft crumb thats secret ingredient... is yoghurt!

Campfire Cupcakes!

Remember, remember, the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot

Chocolate cupcakes filled with milk chocolate chips, drizzled with melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows, the perfect treat for this Bonfire Night!

DIY: Wine Cork Bulletin Board


Last year, I was very proud of myself for starting Christmas presents suuuuuper early and crafted most of them myself and this was one of them! Homemade gifts are more personal, and I have found that they are the most rewarding presents to give. I first saw the idea on Lauren Conrad's website and fell in love with it! It's the perfect christmas gift to someone or even yourself! I made a little and a large within an hour and they only require a few items.

Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake

Need a recipe for those spotty and extremely ripe bananas that you don’t really want to eat but can’t stand to waste? Then this is the one! This deliciously moist chocolate banana loaf cake has a springy, soft sponge, with a lovely gooey top. It stays fresh for up to a week too! But I can guarantee you it won’t even last that long.
  


Protein Packed Banana Pancakes

With only 4 simple ingredients, these super easy pancakes will prepare you for your day ahead and keep you full for hours! Pancakes are my personal favourite breakfast food but it’s a struggle to find healthy tasty ones without the extra ingredients that are so hard to find in the supermarket. These pancakes include: bananas, eggs, a small amount of flour and a scoop of protein powder. That’s all!

protein banana pancake stack. #pancakes #breakfast hungrylittlebear.blogspot.com

Sweet Potato Loaf Cake

Sweet potatoes are one of my most favourite foods, which is why they're perfect to kick off my shiny new blog! They're such a versatile vegetable, making them into all kinds of edible goodness: fries, mash, wedges, soups, cookies, breads - and my favourite, loaf cakes! Their natural sweetness aids its addition into cakes and cookies, and you can con your mind into thinking it's healthy because it's got a vegetable in it! It's a win-win situation, really.

Sliced sweet potato loaf cake bread. #baking

This loaf cake is among one of my favourite recipes, not too sweet but not too savory, you could eat it as a cake with a cup of tea or just on its own. It is soft in the crumb, with a slight gooey texture on the top, and you can't help but go back for a second slice!