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Auld Lang Syne

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

In Christmas On December 31, 2013 19 Comments

Confessional blog posts; I’m just not sure about them. I greedily lap them up on other blogs and websites, addicted to the grubbiest of dirty linen people are… Read More »

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Lemon, white choc & raspberry meringue roulade

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Puddings On December 1, 2013 0 Comments

We all know that swiss rolls (that’s the cakery variety of rolled desserts) can cause all manner of issues. *Thinks back to the one particular tech challenge where… Read More »

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Chocolate chip panettone

In Breads, Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On December 1, 2013 2 Comments

I want to tell you this is easy to make; that you should have a go. But honesty prevents me from this lie. It’s a pain in the… Read More »

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Cranberry stuffing balls

In Christmas, Pork, Sides On December 1, 2013 2 Comments

What’s the best bit of Christmas lunch? Not for me the meat, nor the roasties. Not even the honey glazed parsnips or gravy. The stuffing has it all;… Read More »

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Cranberry & raspberry traybake

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry On December 1, 2013 0 Comments

I discovered Superjam recently – it’s a jam with no added sugar that still tastes delicious. I have weaned my sons off regular jam and onto the good… Read More »

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Malteaser malted mousse

In Christmas, Puddings On December 1, 2013 2 Comments

Here’s an easy pudding for all the cooks out there thinking how on earth they can cater for the non Christmas pudding eaters without driving themselves round the… Read More »

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Mince pies with crumble tops

In Christmas, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 1, 2013 3 Comments

I do love a mince pie but it hasn’t always been this way. For years I’d smile sweetly when offered one, decline and then, like some stereotypical English… Read More »

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Easy microwave Christmassy pudding

In Christmas, Other, Puddings On November 27, 2013 3 Comments

We had some good news the other day. We have two more folks coming for Christmas day. Now I know not everyone likes the idea of the crowds… Read More »

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Chocolate hazelnut truffles

In Christmas, Other, Puddings, Snacks, Sweets On November 10, 2013 16 Comments

I know in folk tales and picture books Christmas memories are wooden toys, wreaths, carols around the piano and ‘fun’ snowball fights. My memories are less picture perfect…. Read More »

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2012: Things I have learnt

In Christmas On December 31, 2012 8 Comments

Well here we are again. The New Year is almost upon us and in true Sunday newspaper style I can’t help but look back on the year and… Read More »