Category: Christmas

Cheat’s Stollen Croissants 2 Ways – quick & delicious!

The idea for these Cheat’s Stollen Croissants came to me in flash of inspiration the other day. I love Stollen and I love croissants so why not combine the 2 flavours into one I thought! At this time of year there’s usually an ample supply of leftover dried fruits and mincemeat (you can use either) …

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Cheat’s Mince Pies with a Secret Twist – amaze your friends!

Today I bring you Cheat’s Mince Pies with a Secret Twist! I haven’t made mince pies for about 25 years, gasp! You see hubby has never really liked them or any of the other traditional British Christmas treats containing dried fruit and my daughter has followed in his foot steps and won’t even eat a scone …

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Crispy Clementine Cookies

Every Christmas since my twenties I have been baking these Crispy Clementine Cookies which I adapted from an orange based recipe in my mother’s old 1970 cookbook called Super Scoff. I posted these cookies in my first year of blogging and looking back at the photographs I decided it was high time for a refresh …

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The Royal Mint Christmas Pudding & Stir-Up Sunday

Sponsored post for The Royal Mint The countdown to Christmas is on and this year I have been commissioned by The Royal Mint to share with you their very own Christmas Pudding recipe (created by Rachel Walker, Food Editor at The Sunday Times). The tradition of the Christmas Pudding dates back to the Victorian era …

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Chocolate Orange Panettone Pudding

I’m not quite sure what has happened this year but my usual January healthy eating kick just hasn’t really got going! I blame the mild December we had followed by the sudden chill we got in the last few weeks. So this and the need to use up some leftover food from Christmas has meant …

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Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse

Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse At Christmas time (or whenever you are entertaining) you want as little stress and fuss in the kitchen as possible. With this in mind, a great dessert is one you can prepare ahead and just pull out of the fridge, in its own serving dish and place on the table. I remember …

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Neapolitan Marzipan Chocolates

I have a confession, I am addicted to marzipan as well as chocolate! So when I was asked to come up with an idea for an edible gift for Christmas that a child could help with, my mind immediately turned to marzipan. As a child I would make marzipan balls dipped in chocolate with my …

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Christmas Coffee Truffles

Christmas is a time of giving and what better way to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them than by making them something home made and delicious? It’s easy to walk into a shop and buy a box of chocolates but spending a few hours making some, like these Christmas Coffee Truffles will …

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Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream

Faced with a carton of double cream that was fast approaching its use by date I knew the best way of preserving it was to make ice cream, that way we could eat it at our leisure rather than making a creamy dessert that would need to be finished the same day! So then came …

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Rocky Road Fudge using the Thermapen 4 Digital Thermometer

My last dalliance with fudge was over a year ago and was a resounding flop. I didn’t own a digital thermometer back then so when I boiled my fudge to the “soft ball” stage I was testing by hand and obviously got it completely wrong so the resulting fudge never set and was more like …

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