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Chocolate speculoos banana bread

Chocolate speculoos banana bread might be my new addiction, like all my other banana obsessions, this one is right at the top of the list. All things baking are running through my head, and with only so much space to eat everything, banana bread is one of my preferred baked goodies. What makes this loaf so special is the fact that it's loaded with festive vibes all the way. With Christmas only a couple weeks away, I can't help but feel weird about the whole thing. Maybe when kids are involved, you realize finally that time does indeed fly and soon our little munchkin will be two years old. It feels just like yesterday that he was born.
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Favorite festive treats

Favorite festive treats bring back so many memories of my Childhood Christmas. No our Noël experience in France has been somewhat different and sometimes challenging, but we remained optimistic as this season allows you to be. The smells of Speculoos spiced lattes, Nutella filled crepes and glue wine. When it comes to celebrating a French Christmas I have it pretty down to a T for this year to come. Come and read a bit more and get a few ideas for your Christmas table.
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Coffee Speculoos cookies

Coffee speculoos cookies and Espresso's are made for each other! I made these cookies last week and my taste tester was quite pleased. This is an old traditional South African recipe. In France, "Petite Gateau" is the name for small cookies that you receive with your tea or coffee and these cookies are perfect to accompany a hot cup of tea.
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French Cremora tart

French Cremora tart has become a favorite of mine...Crumbly ginger base with a creamy tangy filling! Ginger biscuits are used instead of the traditional coconut biscuits that are found only in SA. I had to make some substitutions, but it worked out great!!