Category Archives: Christmas

The Black Douglas…

So, it’s Easter, you expect a recipe for Hot Cross Buns/Chocolate eggs/a cake with cute chicks strewn over it? Jog on!!! Well, okay, it might have started out as something like that, but once I’d gotten the ingredients out, I … Continue reading

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Ahoy there…….

Salted caramel, popcorn, toffee………you can barely move in supermarkets for products mixing salt with sweet. And, no excuses, but we all need something sweet in our lives sometimes, right? It’s not like I can even say ‘oh, this’d be lovely … Continue reading

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Posh Nosh…..

Madam et Monsieur, je presents un Vegetable Mixed et le Béchamel Sauce en Croute. Or, as my son called it……….. ‘That pie thingy in the oven’. So, in one swift move, you’ve discovered that my mastery of the French language … Continue reading

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Now, That’s What I Call……………

…..multitasking. One post – 4 recipes, no waffle. Oh, all right, but just a little bit of waffle, promise. Imagine the scene…….oranges and satsumas starting to look a bit pass their best in the fruit bowl, so what do you … Continue reading

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Well, that’s the Christmas Cake 2015 done….

  Finally got the cake from the previous post decorated. I toyed with the idea of making my own marzipan (oh, why do I watch videos on Youtube and think ‘well, THAT looks easy enough’?) but common sense prevailed and … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Cake, Oh Christmas Cake……

…..why do you take so long to bake????? Well, the ‘gluten free’ experiment didn’t last very long as it appears that it’s something that’s is regularly tested for at my daughter’s diabetes clinic, so we’re back to her still feeling … Continue reading

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Luxury, Sheer Luxury.

My aim is to not go mad over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Difficult when I’ve just made this, but I’m determined not to. After all, I’d hate to waste the year I’ve spent on the 5:2 diet and … Continue reading

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Christmas Chocolate Cheesecake

Well, okay we actually had it on Boxing Day, but needs must when alliteration calls 😀 So. Nigella. As in Nigella Lawson. As in Big Nige, as she’s (affectionately) called in our house. She’s a lady who’s not afraid of … Continue reading

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Mincemeat Three

The Return of the Mincemeat. And now, to complete the first trilogy, we have Mincemeat Muffins. I’m not very confident with muffins, as mine usually turn out more like fairy cakes on steroids than what you get in any high … Continue reading

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Mincemeat One

Do you remember that couple of weeks ago I gave you a recipe for homemade mincemeat? Well, I’ve been using it up so quickly that I’m going to have to make another batch this weekend. Just as well that it’s … Continue reading

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