Yesterday I did a big roast chicken dinner and what better to follow a roast on a cold January evening than apple crumble with a hint of Christmas. To my usual apple crumble I added around 200g of mincemeat that I had languishing in the fridge and it made a very nice addition.
They say ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’, I say when your landlord serves notice on New Years Day, make Baileys Marshmallows! I had intended this to be a post aimed at those wishing to thank Christmas or NYE party hosts for a wonderful gathering in an alternative and ‘light to post’ manner butContinue reading “Baileys Irish Cream Marshmallows”
Due to poor planning on my part these Parmesan, chilli and rosemary biscuits from Jo Wheatley’s fabulous book Home Baking don’t look like a show stopping Christmas post to end 2014 on but they are certainly very moorish and would make an excellent addition to the Christmas buffet table or as part of a hamper.Continue reading “Parmesan, Chilli and Rosemary Biscuits”
These Chocolate & Clementine Mini Pud cakes were a big hit on the market stall at this time of year mainly because they look so cute but the also taste great too. Clementine puree makes these chocolate cakes moist and not too sweet.
These whisky and ginger truffles make an excellent homemade Christmas gift and are pretty easy to make, save from covering yourself in melted chocolate as you roll them into balls! I sadly also found out last week that they are extremely comforting after I had to say goodbye to my faithful feline friend Erin. HerContinue reading “Whisky & Ginger Truffles”
This apple & walnut chutney was a hit last Christmas and I am very behind with the edible gift preperations this year so it’s making its second appearance in the hampers! I’m not really getting into my usual Christmas spirit but had to get a wriggle on with chutney making so that it had timeContinue reading “Apple & Walnut Chutney”
I always bake my friends Jo and Teppo a Christmas cake each year but last year they adopted a vegan diet so my challenge was to find a good vegan Christmas cake recipe so that they could still enjoy a festive treat. I came across this blog post by The Hungry Veggie and the recipeContinue reading “Vegan Christmas Cake”
After a busy few weeks which included swapping my usual food subjects for rock legends after getting my first press pit photo pass, I gladly accepted this baking request from my workmates. Although I never tried one, Eat used to sell a similar lemon curd slice and my workmates were missing them so asked meContinue reading “Lemon Curd Slices”
I have been finding it hard getting used to these much shorter days and the soft light that can barely be bothered to seep into my north facing kitchen during gloomy overcast days. Worryingly, I don’t remember having this problem last Autumn. Maybe I wasn’t so fussy then or the days were brighter and drier.Continue reading “The Wrong Kind of Light”