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Christmas Cooking

Easy to Make Florentines

Easy to Make Florentines

Magical little bites of sweet, crispy, fruit and nuts dipped in chocolate, is how LizzieB describes these. She has tried almost every variation of nuts, fruit and chocolate, but has finally decided on this recipe as her favourite, which uses dark chocolate, flaked almonds and dried apricots – and she’s also known to add the […]

By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
A Simple Baklava Recipe

A Simple Baklava Recipe

This Middle Eastern delight looks amazing, and also looks as though it might be rather complicated to make. The reality is that it’s nowhere near as hard as it looks, and LizzieB’s super-easy edible gift recipe really has the ‘wow’ factor. INGREDIENTS 1 packet filo pastry 200g caster sugar 175g honey 250g unsalted butter 500g […]

By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Christmas Dog Treats

Christmas Dog Treats

Forthglade, the natural pet food company from Devon, have sent us this recipe for making turkey and cranberry treats for the pampered pooch in our lives – and why not? Christmas isn’t just for us humans. Ingredients 130 grams oat flour 20 grams almond flour 60 grams dried cranberries 120 grams shredded turkey leftovers 2 […]

By December 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Coconut Ice

How to Make Coconut Ice

I’ve adapted the recipe for Bounty Bars to make no-cooking needed coconut ice. Personally I prefer it to the more traditional Coconut Ice recipe. It’s certainly easy to make and gets better if left to ‘cure’ for a couple of days. INGREDIENTS 200ml condensed milk 150g desiccated coconut 400g icing sugar pink food colouring METHOD […]

By December 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Never Fail Gingerbread

Never Fail Gingerbread

Gingerbread sounds so inviting, especially around Autumn time. Often, though, it can promise more than it actually delivers with you have a job tasting any ginger. This recipe, sent in by Mrs Gwen Arthur of Meifod,  comes from my mum’s copy of ‘The Second Jimmy Young Cookbook,’ a source of ‘real cooking, by real folk’ […]

By December 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Chocolate and Chestnut Cake

Chocolate and Chestnut Cake

Reader, Rayne Matthew’s recipe is for a beautifully moist cake which makes a great alternative to the traditional fruit cake. It also has the added benefit of being gluten free. Ingredients 125g butter (at room temperature) 435g tin of unsweetened chestnut puree 1tsp vanilla extract 1 tbls dark rum 6 large eggs, (separated) Pinch of […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Luxury Mincemeat with Almonds and Rum

Luxury Mincemeat with Almonds and Rum

This recipe tastes much better if you leave it to mature for 2 weeks before use as all the flavours mingle and develop. The ingredients below makes 1.6kg! That’s a lot of mincepies! Remember mincemeat can be used up in a variety of ways including a fruity bread or even a fruit and cheese pate. […]

By November 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Delicious Lebkuchen

How to Make Delicious Lebkuchen

 Lebkuchen, a German gingerbread, is always a must on any Christmas shopping list. This European treat is delicious and far removed from traditional British gingerbread and ginger biscuits. In reality, lebkuchen only contain a small amount of ginger and are ‘spiced’ with a mixture of cinnamon, mixed spice and cloves, giving them their very distinctive […]

By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bonfire Toffee

Bonfire Toffee

This gorgeous, chewy confection is synonymous with Bonfire Night and Diana Peacock’s (of City Cottage) recipe is super easy and doesn’t go brittle. She urges you to use a thermometer as it takes all the guesswork out of making it. If you don’t have one keep a couple of saucers of ice-cold water to hand. […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make stemmed ginger

How to make stemmed ginger

LizzieB’s recipe is a real must for anyone passionately fond of stemmed ginger – always a handy jar to have around as it can be used in so many recipes. INGREDIENTS 250g ginger 500g caster sugar 200ml cooking liquor (see Step 2) 300ml water Additional water for cooking METHOD 1           Peel the ginger and cut […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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