• Christmas Food; Last Minute Christmas Cake

    26th November 2019

    You know how it is, you haven’t had time to bake a Christmas cake but you don’t want a shop brought one but its far too late to make a cake.  Wrong.  With this easy to bake recipe this moist fruit  cake will be the centerpiece of your Christmas tea spread.  This cake can even…

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  • Christmas Food; Mincemeat And Marzipan Slice

    13th November 2019

    I love mince pies.  They just had to be my favourite part of Christmas.  I usually start making them mid-November and make at least one batch a week.  I also make them as gifts for friends.  I think as you get older a festive gift of food is so much nicer.  To make my mince…

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  • Christmas Food; Chocolate And Raspberry Trifle

    4th November 2019

    Everyone loves an easy dessert.  One that is quick to make but looks and tastes like you have taken forever to make.  This is a cheat’s chocolate and fresh raspberry trifle with no cooking or baking involved. Chocolate roll or chocolate cake 200g of dark chocolate Punnet of raspberries Seedless raspberry jam 250g Mascarpone cheese…

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  • Christmas Food; Prawn Cocktail

    30th October 2019

    I’m not sure if you have a starter or not with your Christmas lunch but even if you don’t this classic and simple to make prawn cocktail is a lovely addition to any meal or as a main for a light lunch.  This recipe is 5 simple ingredients: Pre cooked prawns Lettuce Mayonnaise Tomato ketchup…

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  • Christmas Food; Homemade Mince Pies

    21st October 2019

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without homemade mince pies. Flaky buttery sweet pastry encasing rich mincemeat full to the brim with rich decadent fruits and that lovely sticky sauce. If you’re lucky it will also have a little alcohol, brandy, for example, mixed in as well. My Grandmother was a tremendous sweet pastry cook. He pastry was…

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