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Bounty flapjacks

Bounty flapjacks

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Well , doesn’t it truly feel like we’ve been in January for about 3 months so far? What is it about the post Christmas/New Year period where everything seems to slow down and weeks drag on fo…

Tomato and Olive Focaccia

Tomato and Olive Focaccia

Are you getting to that post Christmas stage when you’re running out of bread and all the fresh stuff? We were in desperate need of bread for lunch today and this recipe is just perfect. It’s quick…

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

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I’ve made it – 12 recipes of advent for Christmas 2021 completed just in time! At one point I didn’t think I’d get there, but somehow I have ended with plenty of recipes on …

Egg-free Vegetarian Christmas Stuffing

Egg-free Vegetarian Christmas Stuffing

Stuffing is an essential part of Christmas lunch but it so often contains egg, nuts or other allergens (or meat and so I avoid it!). This year we’re having Christmas at home and I wanted to make so…

Samosa Santa’s Sacks

Samosa Santa’s Sacks

I used to make Santa’s sacks for the girls every year in the run up to Christmas. Back when they were much younger with less sophisticated taste buds I made them filled with mashed potato and…

Christmas Spice Cheesecakes

Christmas Spice Cheesecakes

In my opinion no time of year is complete without it’s own cheesecake recipe. We really do love cheesecake in this household! I could have tried to include mincemeat, or clementine would have…

Matchmakers

Matchmakers

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I was thinking about Christmas confectionery when I was making the After Eight Bars, and it mad me think of the sorts of gifts my mum, as a teacher, received from her pupils. Suddenly my mind was f…

Chocolate Tiffin Wreath Cake

Chocolate Tiffin Wreath Cake

Our family is divided over the issue of Christmas cake; I make one every year and some of the family devour it like there’s no tomorrow, and others would simply rather have anything else. I&#…

Grissini

Grissini

My second recipe of Advent 2021 is grissini or crunchy breadsticks, a perfect crunchy snack to enjoy at Christmas, or anytime of year :-) Years ago we used to be able to buy breadsticks, I think it…

Curried Parsnip Soup

Curried Parsnip Soup

Brrrr, it’s cold! The temperature has dropped – suddenly it’s frosty, the trees are bare and there’s the hint of Christmas in the air. In the UK, around Christmas time the s…

Nut-free Homemade Mincemeat

Nut-free Homemade Mincemeat

You can certainly tell that Christmas is just around the corner – this week we’ve got a Nativity play, a Christmas party, a carol service and a Christmas market to attend. Little S is m…

Mini Bûche de Noël (Chocolate Yule Log)

Mini Bûche de Noël (Chocolate Yule Log)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….. These were made for the ‘international food alley’ at the School Christmas fair. They needed to be sold in portions so I made …

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread biscuits are the epitome of Christmas cookies. These are simple roll out cookies, ideal for using those cute Christmas cookie cutters (I’m getting quite a collection now) and they…

Minty Chocolate Snowball Truffles

Minty Chocolate Snowball Truffles

The preparations for our Christmas food have now begun! These minty chocolate truffles, coated in icing sugar to resemble snowballs would make a fabulous Christmas gift. We’ll be serving them…

Mince Pie Cookies

Mince Pie Cookies

Christmas eve is nearly upon us and we need to leave out some goodies for Father Christmas and his reindeer. We made the reindeer food (oats, Christmas decorations and edible glitter!) so we just h…

Christmas Yule Log

Christmas Yule Log

Here’s our pudding/dessert for Christmas Day. A Bûche de Noël (to please the French side of the family) that is decidedly friendly – no egg, dairy, nuts or seeds. Ideally the basis of t…

Thyme and Redcurrant Gravy

Thyme and Redcurrant Gravy

This is an absolutely winning gravy – perfect served with Christmas lunch or a roast, on a pie or with veggie sausages (you’ve got to try my nosages!) and mash. The finished sauce is si…

Clementine and Lime Cordial

Clementine and Lime Cordial

If, like us, you have piles of clementines hanging around after Christmas and you’re a bit fed up with the whole festive thing, you need to use them up fast! Here is an excellent way of using…

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Since today is ‘Stir up Sunday’, the last Sunday before Advent and the day you are supposed to make a traditional Christmas cake, this spurred me on to make a friendly version. This cak…

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Christmas is fast approaching (eek! I’m so unprepared this year!), and so it’s the perfect time to think about suitable treats or edible gifts. Biscotti are probably the most gift-frien…

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