Christmas

Recipes that are usually associated with Christmas

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 […]

Cakes, Christmas

Christmas Cake

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 […]

Christmas, Stove top recipes

Mincemeat, for Mince Pies

In preparation for making mince pies, just before Christmas, I have made my own mincemeat.   Some may wonder why I have posted this on a baking blog.  But of course, it is a precursor to another post, on 18th or 19 December, when I will make the mince pies.  They are definitely baked items. […]

Cakes, Christmas

Dundee Cake

Dundee Cake is a lovely, fruit-filled cake, topped with blanched almonds.  Often eaten around Christmas time instead of a darker, more dense Christmas Cake.  I love both types of cake, but Dundee cake is perhaps my preferred one, and it can be eaten at any time of the year.  It also keeps well in an […]