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Festive Mincemeat Swirls Recipe

Considering my stance on convenience food, some people may think my use of ready made pastry is lazy, or cheating but most celebrity chefs use it and you can make things like these Festive Swirls in just minutes. Make these for a lovely seasonal treat – they make a change from mince pies! So here’s our Festive Swirls Recipe: Ingredients a sheet of ready made puff pastry a jar of…

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Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes Recipe

These cupcakes are great to have cooled slightly from the oven or let cool completely and top with glace icing. They make a nice change to plain cupcakes and have a definite festive feel about them. Here’s our Christmas Mincemeat Cupcakes Recipe: Ingredients 4 eggs 220 g caster sugar 100 ml double cream zest of 1 orange 220 g mincemeat 220 g self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp mixed spice 4 tsp brandy 100 g melted butter Instructions Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4…


Breville Blend Active Family Pack Review

I have been looking for a blender for a long time now as low fat smoothies would complement my Weight Watchers plan really well. When we were given the chance to review the Breville Blend Active Family Pack I thought it looked like just the thing I had been looking for but would make it easier for me to introduce the children to smoothies too – and homemade milkshakes! What…


Yule Log Recipe

I have no idea where the tradition of Yule Logs has come from, and I’ve never made one before but I fancied giving it a go and it was pretty good – even if I do say so myself! So here’s our Yule Log Recipe: Ingredients 4 eggs separated 150 g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence pinch of cream of tartar 115 g plain flour 250 ml whipping cream 200 g milk chocolate 100 g plain chocolate Instructions Preheat the oven 190C/375F/Gas 5. Grease…


Bernard Matthews Leftover Challenge – Turkey, Sweetcorn and Bacon Pie

Bernard Matthews recently sent us a Golden Norfolk Whole Turkey to see if we could rise to the challenge of creating a tasty meal with our turkey leftovers. I am always up for a challenge, especially a food related one, and as soon as the turkey had defrosted we enjoyed a lovely practice run of roast turkey and all the trimmings. Over the last few years of cooking Christmas dinners…


Christmas Cake Recipe

For me, 2014 has been about trying new things and although I thought I hated it, I added make Christmas cake to my bucket list for the year. It turns out, I actually quite like Christmas cake and this recipe that I adapted from one of my recipe books is pretty damn good – and not as tricky as I thought it would be either! Also, I always thought sultanas,…


Jam Sandwich Biscuits Recipe

The children love to bake and asked to make jam sandwich biscuits one afternoon – so who was I to argue? These are so easy to bake and taste great too. So here’s our Jam Sandwich Biscuits Recipe: Ingredients 300 g plain flour 100 g ground almonds 0.5 tsp salt 200 g margarine 200 g caster sugar 2 egg yolks jam Instructions Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 Beat the margarine and sugar until soft, light and fluffy before beating in…