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Super Easy Cranberry & Almond Croissants

Super Easy Cranberry Almond Croissants // The Sugar Hit
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Sticky Toffee Pudding with Stem Ginger

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Stem Ginger // The Sugar Hit

  Excuse me, while I shrink myself down to Honey I Shrunk The Kids-size and then make myself a bed out of this pudding. There is something about the smell of this thing, with it’s subtle spices, buttery base and sweet dates, that sings a tune of ultimate comfort to me.   So much so that I would happily go to sleep on it. And then I would...

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Chestnut Chocolate Mousse

Chestnut Chocolate Mousse // The Sugar Hit

  I promised myself I would try and get through this whole post without mention ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’, but here we are in the first paragraph and I’ve already done it. Well, now that’s out of the way, let’s talk dessert!   I love that we are smack-bang in the most dessert-filled time of year. I’m...

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Bourbon-Spiked Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Bourbon Spiked Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Sugar Hit

  Hey, what’s up? OH NOTHING, JUST PIE. Said no-one ever. Because pie is a big deal. There is no such thing as ‘just’ pie. Pie is major-league. And coming just behind apple pie in the lexicon of great pies, is pumpkin.   Pumpkin pie is definitely a foreign concept to me. In Australia, we don’t do pumpkin pie. For a long...

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Swedish Pancakes with Cranberry & Orange Butter Sauce

Swedish Pancakes with Cranberry & Orange Butter Sauce // The Sugar Hit!

  First thing’s first (I’m the realest), I know you were probably expecting a Street Food Monday post! Fear not, my friend, for they will be back. But just until the end of the year, I’ve decided to go bonkers on the Holidays and give the Street Food a rest for now. I could have done holiday versions of Street Food, but cranberry...

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Sunday Snack Attack #3! Freestyle Smoothie

Freestyle Smoothies | The Sugar Hit

  This is the third and final post in my Sunday Snack Attack series, sponsored by Healtheries! You might remember that mega crunchy Grilled Cheese with Pickles, or the gorgeous, silky Hummus with Crudites from a few weeks ago? Well, today I’m inspired by the word ‘break’ because that is what I’m sorely in need of right...

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The Crunchiest Roast Potatoes // Thanksgiving Sides-A-Palooza

The Crunchiest Roast Potatoes // The Sugar Hit

  OK, so I know that this is basically the only time of the year that roast potatoes are a hard sell. I get it; Thanksgiving is a time for Mashed Potatoes. And trust me, I understan. I once campaigned hard for mashed potatoes on my family’s Christmas table when I was like nine years old, and it was exactly as awesome as I thought it would...

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About Sarah

Sarah Coates| The Sugar Hit

I'm Sarah, and this is my blog THE SUGAR HIT! If you like Baking, Street Food, Desserts, and Eating (especially if everything's been kicked up a notch) then you've come to the right place! Welcome!



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 Day after thanksgiving? SORTED. Just grab some croissants one or two days earlier and then give them NEW LIFE as these gorgeous cranberry and almond pastries! Recipe on the blog now!  I haven't even finished the preface yet and Amy Poehler has already told me exactly what I needed to hear. I love her. #yesplease #amypoehler
 STP! Yep, Sticky Toffee Pudding time! Or Sticky Date Pudding if you're an Aussie like me. Either way, this one is spiked with chewy stem ginger and totally soaked with toffee sauce. AKA, heaven! On the blog now, link in profile!  Too soon for Xmas styling? Not for me! I LOVE IT! And really, these beautiful, velvety chestnut chocolate mousses were crying out for it, amirite? Recipe is on the blog today!