This year I haven’t made my usual Christmas Cake or a Dundee Cake so, with just a week to go until Christmas I have decided to use a trusted recipe from Delia Smith for a last-minute Christmas cake that has mincemeat in it. I actually came across a few other recipes using mincemeat in Christmas cake […]
Tag: mixed dried fruit
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 Cake 2016 – 3 Part Video
As we approach the Christmas Holidays it is time to think about what we will be eating. In the UK we do love our traditional Christmas Cake. So, although I have posted this recipe on my blog before, I am going to be making my Christmas Cake. This needs to be done in advance of […]
Bara Brith – Welsh Tea Loaf
Bara Brith is very popular in Wales, a traditional treat, a fruit tea loaf. Having been intrigued as to just how it tasted, since I have never had any before, I set about making a loaf. I used recipe from BBC Food it appeared in the Hairy Bikers program, with a lady called Mary Hamilton making it. […]
Fruitcake – With Apricot Buttercream Frosting.
I found a lovely recipe on BBC Good Food for a fruitcake, which is something I really love to eat. So I decided to try the recipe and see how it turned out. Quite easy to follow I did make a couple of changes, from the original recipe. For the cake I used caster sugar rather […]
Traditional Bread Pudding.
Bread Pudding! That is something that brings back memories of childhood. Being a heavy, stodgy and sweet pudding, made, usually, from stale bread. It is simply lovely. I decided to make it, from as traditional a recipe as I could find. I had to search around, since many recipes, particularly those from USA, which called […]
Chelsea Buns are a lovely, fruit-filled bread, traditionally baked close together so that they join up in baking. I read lots of recipes before deciding what ingredients to use. Some use mixed dried fruit, others sultanas, raisin, apricots, cherries and any number of other fruits. I eventually decided to try to make something that resembled […]
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 […]
FruityTea Cake – Loaf
I found what reads like a nice recipe to try, for a Tea Cake. The recipe is on BBC Good Food. The recipe calls for mixed dried berries and cherries. In my supermarket the only dried berries were cranberries. So I opted to use mixed dried fruit instead. The flavour should still be good, even […]
A lovely treat is a toasted teacake, with lashings of butter, all washed down with a cup of tea. I looked around for a recipe, and found several that looked promising. The one I settled of was on the BBC Food website, courtesy of The Hairy Bikers. I just want to comment on that site, […]