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Amaretto Trifle

Amaretto Trifle

City Cottage’s Diana Peacock’s Amaretto Trifle is definitely one for special occasions. The amaretto goes so well with the apricots. INGREDIENTS 12–15 amaretti biscuits, crushed until quite fine 4 tbsp amaretto liqueur 1 can apricots in juice 350ml/12fl oz whole milk 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Caring for Poinsettias

Caring for Poinsettias

These glorious, loud plants line up in the shops at this time of year like a veritable red Christmas army. This plant has come come to be as much a part of Christmas ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, Morecombe and Wise, Turkey Sandwiches and decking them halls. It’s the largest potted flower crop grown in the […]

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 →
Cookie-making kits

Cookie-making kits

LizzieBs cookie making kits make excellent gifts for children and adults alike. You can, of course, extend the idea to cakes, sweets and tailor it to particular likes and loves. Remember to include the recipe (below) along with the gift tag. INGREDIENTS AND REQUIREMENTS 175g self-raising flour 75g brown sugar 100g chocolate chips 1 tsp […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
You’ll love this candle hack

You’ll love this candle hack

Wax candles in jam jars (or any other glass containers including the Yankee Candle variety) look great BUT after a few hours of burning the amount of air getting to the wick isn’t enough to keep it burning brightly. As a result your favourite candle is limp and lame if lit at all and more […]

By November 15, 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 →
Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami

This recipe, from Dr. Oetker, makes a great gift and combines crushed amaretti biscuits, fruit, nuts and chocolate to make a fruit and nut chocolate sausage and is quick to make.  Makes approx 20 slices  / Preparation time: 20-25 mins Ingredients 250g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped 200g amaretti biscuits (crunchy, not soft) 150g […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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