Christmas

Recipes that are usually associated with Christmas

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Homemade Mincemeat

In preparation for making mince pies, just before Christmas, I have made my own mincemeat.  I actually posted this recipe on my blog two years ago, but today I have done it again, this time with a video.   Some may wonder why I have posted this on a baking blog.  But of course, it […]

Bread, Christmas

Panettone

Well Christmas is almost with us, so what better time to make Panettone, a traditional Italian cake, eaten at this time of year.  I have seen so many recipes for panettone, using many different ingredients, for flavours, almost all kinds of dried fruits, chocolate, almonds etc.  But for mine I wanted to make it with […]

Bread, Christmas

St Lucia Buns – Lussekatter

I came across a bun that I had never heard of, from Scandinavia, St. Lucia Buns, or Lussekatter.  Usually eaten on 13th December each year, in honour of St Lucia they have saffron in them and sometimes cardamom as well.  Most recipes had a reversed ‘s’ shaped bun, though some had a normal ‘s’ shape. […]

Christmas

Christmas Stollen Cake

I wanted to try Stollen, since I have never eaten it.  So I had a look around and found a Delia Smith recipe for Waitrose which seemed quite easy.  It was different to other recipes, in that it didn’t seem to need any kneading of the dough.  I also watched the video and everything seemed […]

Christmas, Muffins

Mincemeat Muffins

Before Christmas I made some mincemeat, and used it for my mince pies etc, traditional at Christmas.  But I had a jar left over, which wasn’t a problem as it keeps for up to 6 months in the fridge, if in a sterilised, airtight container.  So for my first bake upon my return from a […]

Christmas, Pies, Tarts

Mince Pies

Today I made my mince pies. You may recall that I made the mincemeat a couple of weeks ago, and stored it in sterilised jars.  The mincemeat will keep for at least 6 months in an airtight jar, and I have more than I needed for today’s recipe, so I can repeat it in the […]

Cakes, Christmas

Christmas Cake Updated

This Christmas cake has been 3 weeks in preparation.  I could actually have started it a couple of months ago, but I knew I was going away and wouldn’t be here to feed it for a couple of weeks, so I delayed starting. Christmas cake is a particular favourite of mine, as it is rich […]