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lemon drizzle cake with a kick

  • 125g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 175g self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 tbsp Limoncello
  • 100g icing sugar
3.2/5 (103 Votes)

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Combine the sugar and butter and whisk until well blended

  • Ingredients:
  • 8oz Self Raising Flour
  • 8oz Caster Sugar
  • 8oz Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Sweet Mincemeat
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • 2 tblsp Brown Sugar
  • 12oz Icing Sugar
  • 6oz Butter
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate covered coffee beans
3.5/5 (65 Votes)

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An indulgent, ultra chocolatey classic when it comes to Christmas desserts

  • 175g Dark Chocolate
  • chopped (70% Cocoa Solids minimum)
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • separated
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • Icing Sugar to decorate
  • 250g Mascarpone
  • 4 Generous Tbsp Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (like Nutella)
3.1/5 (50 Votes)

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  • For the shortbread:
  • 125g Butter (unsalted)
  • 55g Caster Sugar
  • 180g Plain Flour
  • Pinch Ground Ginger
  • Pinch Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch Ground Allspice
  • Pinch Ground Cinnamon
  • For the Christmas sugar:
  • 20g Caster Sugar
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ Tsp Mixed Allspice
3.1/5 (53 Votes)

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One of my favourite things about Christmas are all the gorgeous spices that can be used in so many ways: nutmeg, ci...

  • For the cake:
  • 140g Butter
  • softened
  • 350g Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 145ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • ½ Tsp Apple Juice
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Allspice
  • 240g Self-Raising Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • For the glaze:
  • 60g Icing Sugar
  • 25ml Apple Juice
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
3.1/5 (48 Votes)

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A real showstopper that will impress everyone over the festive period

  • For the gingerbread:
  • 250g Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Dark Muscovado Sugar
  • 7 Tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 600g Plain Flour
  • 2 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 5 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • For the decoration:
  • 2 Coloured Boiled Sweets
  • 1 Egg White
  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • Generous Selection of Sweets (I used a Haribo
  • Silver Balls & Jelly Tots)
3/5 (50 Votes)

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Creamy and rich desert, looks stunning - very easy to make & lovely for Boxing day You can make a non alcoholic si

  • I pkt ginger nut biscuits
  • Enough brandy and sherry to dip each biscuit in
  • 600mls double cream - lightly whipped
  • 4 pieces chopped stem ginger - optional
  • Cherries & nuts for decoration -- I use walnut halves
2.6/5 (93 Votes)

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Yummy Truffles

  • 1 1/2 cups dried milk powder
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Cocoa and icing sugar
  • to coat truffles
3.1/5 (53 Votes)

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melt in the mouth

  • 100g white chocolate chips
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 250g plain flour
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150g butter
  • cut into small cubes
  • 200g Non Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Lemon glaze
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
3.2/5 (28 Votes)

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Not everyone likes fruit cake, that traditional stalwart of the Christmas afternoon tea

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • zest of 2 tangerines
  • 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 200g self raising flour
  • sifted
  • knife point of ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • allspice
  • grating of nutmeg
  • 125g demerara sugar
  • juice of 2 tangerines & 1 orange
3/5 (6 Votes)

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Make this pudding a couple of months before Christmas day

  • 225g/8oz golden caster sugar
  • 225g/8oz vegetarian suet
  • 340g/12oz sultanas
  • 340g/12oz raisins
  • 225g/8oz currants
  • 110g/4oz candied peel
  • chopped
  • 110g/4oz plain flour
  • 110g/4oz fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 55g/2oz flaked almonds
  • 1 lemon
  • zest only
  • 5 eggs
  • beaten
  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 level tsp mixed spice
  • 5g/1 level tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 150ml/5fl oz brandy or rum
3.1/5 (28 Votes)

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A fragrant and fruity spiced Christmas chutney for boxing day cold cuts or Christmas hamper gifts to be devoured th...

  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 200g fresh cranberries
  • 100g dried cherries
  • 100g chopped dates
  • 200g chopped prunes
  • 100g raisins and/or sultanas
  • 4 medium eating apples
  • peeled
  • cored and finely chopped
  • 1 large white onion finely chopped
  • 450ml of cider vinegar
  • 500g soft light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 3 tsp brandy or port
2.8/5 (4 Votes)

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