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Christmas, Desserts

Christmas Pudding

Christmas is less that 12 weeks away, so now is the time to start on things like Christmas Puddings and Christmas Cakes.  These can be made well in advance and the flavour develops and gets richer as they are left to mature.  I did a three part video for Christmas cakelast year so I wont […]

Christmas, How To ...

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 […]

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. […]