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Mince Pies

Puff, shortcrust, frangipane, sugar crusted, even store bought… whatever form it comes in, you will eat a mince pie over Christmas, you’ll probably eat way more than one but we won’t judge here (I’m already on 9 & counting). They’re perfectly imperfect (if they’re too perfect looking then are they even a mince pie?), often …

Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread is synonymous with the festive season & whilst the term ‘gingerbread’ is given to a broad range of sweets, I think most of us picture a crunchy, spiced biscuit. We’ve been making gingerbread biscuits since the 15h century here in Europe, primarily made using spices, ginger & treacle. Whilst early gingerbread was made as …

White Chocolate & Limoncello Truffles

Christmas is a time for chocolate, no? (you know, alongside all the family stuff, presents & feasts). There’s nothing more comforting than delving into a selection box in your pyjamas… just when you thought that eating another bite of food was impossible, there’s always room for a bit of chocolate. It’s always nice to give …

Yule Log

Name a stranger Christmas tradition than eating food specifically made to look like a dead tree, I’ll bet you’ve never even thought about it before but our classic Yule log (or bûche de Noël) is full of symbolism from it’s ritualistic past. The history of Yule log dates all the way back to before the …

Christmas Pudding

Everyone stir your pudding from east to west & make a Christmas wish (I think we’re all pretty much wishing for the same thing this year!). It’s the time of year for traditions & puddings, as we all know, I’m a big fan of both! There’s nothing more classic or steeped in history & tradition …

Pecan Pie

Just like our festivities wouldn’t be complete without Christmas pudding or mince pies, here in Britain, across the pond, Christmas or Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin or pecan pie to grace the table. Whilst pecan pie is a classic American dessert, it is thought that it is adapted from the humble treacle tart, …

Malt Loaf

Every now & then we get reminded of treats from another time, the sorts of thing’s that have fallen out of fashion, forgotten about or merely replaced by new & seemingly more exciting thing’s. I never quite understood how this happens, I mean, how can anyone merely fall out of love with something as perfect …

Stem Ginger & Chocolate Biscuits

Days are getting shorter, the leaves have nearly disappeared & there’s a chill in the air, requiring extra layers of clothing… winter is coming (sans White Walkers). It’s not all doom & gloom though, yes, it’s been a crappy year for us all but there is light at the end of the tunnel. That one …

Toffee Apple Bonfire Cake

‘Penny for the guy?’. Bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes Night, is arguably one of our more unusual celebrations here in the UK. A day where massive bonfires are the norm, children create effigies of Guy Fawkes to be paraded about town before being burned on the fire & fireworks light up skies & back gardens. …