Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Stars

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Stars

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Stars are a fun and tasty Christmas cookie that both kids and grown ups love. Find out how you can make a batch this Christmas! Evening folks! Would you believe it is just 10 days until Christmas? Boy doesn’t time fly 

Christmas Elf Meringue Kisses

Christmas Elf Meringue Kisses

These adorable meringue kisses make fantastic gifts. Alternatively, they look great on the coffee table over the festive period Over a year ago now, I went to a meringue kisses masterclass with the Meringue Girls in East London (which I reviewed here). The evening was fantastic 

Christmas Chocolate and Orange Fruitcake

Christmas Chocolate and Orange Fruitcake

My Chocolate and Orange Fruitcake is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas fruitcake. Find out how to make it below. I’ve been baking the family Christmas Cake now for the best part of 6 or 7 years. It’s a bit of a cliché, but 

Festive Beef Wellington

Festive Beef Wellington

Give the turkey a rest this Christmas and cook this Festive Beef Wellington instead. It can easily be prepared in advance and is a real crowd pleaser. Read on to find the recipe. I have never felt more intimidated cooking a dish than I have 

Pickled Gherkins

Pickled Gherkins

I first posted this recipe back in 2013. I’ve been pickling for years, starting off with onions and moving on to gherkins, beetroot and more not long after. I really struggled with what to call this recipe initially – dill pickles, pickled gherkins and pickled 

Limoncello Gin Cocktail

Limoncello Gin Cocktail

Short holidays and long drinks I always struggle to deal with just how quickly the Christmas season passes. Just as I break up from work and feel ready to start celebrating it seems that the holiday is already over. Does anyone else feel like all 

Leftover Mincemeat and Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

Leftover Mincemeat and Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

This Christmas has been fantastic! So many of our Christmas traditions had fallen by the wayside with my sister staying in Nottingham and friends moving away, but it actually meant that this Christmas has been incredibly laid back and relaxing. And after all, isn’t that 

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak is a classic British brunch recipe and fod good reason. Find out how to make it with your Christmas leftovers below. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those visiting the blog over the Christmas period. I thought I might see some of 

Marzipan Mince Pies

Marzipan Mince Pies

These Marzipan Mince Pies are a fun twist on a classic recipe! Scroll down to find out how to make them this Christmas. Christmas eve baking We have a tradition in our house that every Christmas Eve we make mince pies, and not a day earlier! 

Cranberry and Pistachio Nougat

Cranberry and Pistachio Nougat

So who else is working over Christmas? I’m getting some of my best blogging done these days while whizzing from Southgate to central London on the tube and I’m sure this Christmas will be no exception. I no longer work in retail or the service