Guest Post: Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa from Baking Makes Things Better here; I’m beyond honoured to be guest posting on High Tea with Dragons today. Congratulations to Kirsten and Kevin on their wedding and I hope they are having an amazing time on their honeymoon!

Pecan Pie is one of the first things I made and posted about back when I started up Baking Makes Things Better (and I really should re-visit the post and take some new photos for it, I think the photography skills have evolved a little since then).  I love Pecan Pie – it’s not that common in New Zealand but it is a delicious dessert that comes from the cuisine of the Southern United States, and boy do I think they know their desserts (I still need to try Kirsten’s Key Lime Pie)!

I’ve always wanted to try a chocolate version of Pecan Pie so this is a slight variation on my original recipe.  This pie would go great with cream, custard or ice cream, but is also amazing on its own.

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Mid-winter Christmas Cookie Swap

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I absolutely love blogging – the brainstorming, baking, photographing, writing, planning… everything! I especially love getting to know some of my lovely readers and blogging buddies through their comments, emails, Facebook comments and tweets – it’s a whole lot of fun!

The one downside of blogging is that a lot of the time your online blog friends are just that – online. Which is why I was absolutely thrilled when Lydia from Lydia Bakes invited me to the cookie swap she was planning – a group of bloggers catching up over cookies and tea, swapping cookies and taking home a bundle of delicious baking; what’s not to love?

While I was of course looking forward to gorging myself on cookies (who wouldn’t look forward to that?), I was especially excited to catch up with some old and new blogging friends: Courtenay and Melissa from Baking Makes Things Better, Amanda from Here Comes the Sun and Danelle, photographer at A Couple of Night Owls and blogger at Danelle Bourgeois. I’m sure you’re already familiar with some of them, and those that you aren’t – you should be, you’ll love them!

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