Bake the cold weather blues away

As we head towards winter and start feeling the effects of the cooler weather it’s no surprise our eating habits also tend to feel the effects and change with the seasons.

When it gets colder we begin to eat a bit more, finding comfort in warmer dishes and treats and with spending more time indoors, means we are also likely to find more time to indulge in our favourite pastimes baking.

It is true that during the winter months we tend to bake more often than at any other time of year which is certainly reflected in the sales of our Swiss cooking chocolate as it becomes more of a regular weekly shopping basket item.

While we do bake for ourselves, baking gifts for friends is a trend that has become extremely popular.  It is a lovely gesture to give someone a homemade cake or basket of muffins or biscuits and sends a really thoughtful and caring message.

Sweet treats like chocolate bark is one trend that has really gathered momentum this year and it’s so simple and easy to make.   You can find lots of recipes for this online with a quick online google however we are excited to say we are now working behind the scenes with a professional baker who is creating some rather special chocolate recipes to help inspire you this winter.

Check back here for more information and follow us on facebook and twitter too as we will be posting the links to the recipes and youtube films very soon.

Happy baking!