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From gingerbread men to fruity biscotti - make sure the biscuit tin is well stocked with goodies this Christmas

  • 140g icing sugar
  • sieved
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250g butter
  • cut into small cubes
  • 375g plain flour
  • sieved
3.8/5 (56 Votes)

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Makes 1.8kg/4lb Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour A simple, tasty chutney ideal ...

  • 450g/1lb onions
  • peeled and chopped
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 900g/2lb cooking apples
  • peeled
  • cored and chopped
  • 700g/1½ pears
  • peeled
  • cored and chopped
  • 85g/3oz dates
  • stoned and chopped
  • 570ml/1 pint cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 225g/8oz sugar
3/5 (122 Votes)

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Family recipe for vegetarians at Xmas

  • FOR PASTRY BASES (makes 2)
  • 1Lb (16oz) Plain Flour
  • 8oz Butter or Margarine
  • Large pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • (Baking beans
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Cling film and 2 Pie dishes).
  • FOR PIE FILLING (makes 2)
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 5 Cauliflower Florets
  • 5 Mushrooms (cut into 20 slices in total)
  • 100g Green Beans
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tsp's Mild Korma Curry Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • Grated Cheese and sliced tomatoes (to assemble pie)
4.4/5 (11 Votes)

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1. To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • softened.
  • 175g caster sugar.
  • 3 large eggs
  • beaten.
  • 1-2 clementines
  • depending on size.
  • 175g self-raising flour.
  • 75g Brazil nuts
  • finely chopped Clementine glacé icing.
  • 3-4 tbsp clementine juice.
  • 275g icing sugar
  • sieved.
  • To decorate
  • Edible white glitter.
  • Christmas novelties made from coloured marzipan or sugarpaste icing and coloured writing icing.
3.4/5 (125 Votes)

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The Yule Log is an iconic cake which is often made at Christmas? But why? Where on earth did someone get the idea

  • For the Sponge:
  • 115g/ 3 Eggs
  • 70g water
  • 100g plain flour
  • 6g baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 g salt
  • 25g flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • For the Icing:
  • 375g/ about 6 egg whites
  • 250g Caster Sugar for egg whites
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 250g butter diced
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 250g Chocolate (I used milk chocolate)
4.1/5 (24 Votes)

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On a rectangle of cling film add some salt, pepper and nutmeg, put the foie gras on top and add more salt, pepper, ...

  • - 1 duck liver (foie gras)
  • raw
  • 700g
  • - Salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg powdered
  • - cling film
  • - Alcohol
  • armagnac
  • ...
4.4/5 (70 Votes)

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If you like shortbread you'll want to try these - the cinnamon makes them perfect for Christmas!

  • 6 oz plain flour
  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • room temperature and cubed
  • 2 oz light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • granulated sugar for dusting
3/5 (115 Votes)

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Nothing says Christmas more than good fruits and a warming tart

  • -Pastry-
  • 240g Plain Flour
  • 120g Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 20g Sugar
  • -Filling-
  • 300g Peeled and cored apples
  • chopped into cubes
  • 300g Plums chopped into cubes
  • 300g Caster Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Essence
  • 2-3 shots of a Christmas Alcohol (i.e. Rum)
  • -Topping-
  • 150g Butter
  • 150g Oats
  • 75g Caster Sugar
  • -Finish-
  • Icing sugar to dust
2.8/5 (127 Votes)

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Place the pastry in the flan tin

  • 1 ready-made puff pastry
  • 500g apple sauce
  • 4 apples
  • 75g butter
  • 90g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 40g flour
  • 2 large eggs
4.2/5 (36 Votes)

Ask the butcher to prepare the beef roast: cut in half and tied up with string (to be able to stuff the foie gras i...

  • - 1 large piece of beef for roasting about 1.5 kg
  • - 100 g of foie gras
  • - Herbs de provence (thyme
  • rosemary ...)
  • - 4 cloves of garlic
  • - Salt and pepper
  • - 1 glass of water
3.7/5 (77 Votes)

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Hosting a dinner party? Stuck for a good starter idea? Look no further

  • 4 small carrots
  • 1 bar of chocolate
4.2/5 (11 Votes)

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Soak the raisins for 15 mins in hot Christmas tea then drain them

  • 200 gr flour + baking powder
  • 100 gr of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 50 grams of nuts
  • 50 gr of hazelnuts
  • 50 gr raisins
4.4/5 (20 Votes)

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