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better than shop bought!

  • 1 pack short crust pastry
  • 1 jar mincemeat
  • cook at 200C for approx. 20-30 minutes
3/5 (98 Votes)

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This tomato jam is like a grown up version of tomato ketchup, but so much better! Great for using up a tomato glut ...

  • 2 red onions
  • finely chopped
  • 400g/14oz ripe cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • 400g/14oz ripe plum tomatoes
  • quartered
  • 3 large mild red chillies
  • deseeded
  • finely chopped
  • 5cm/2in piece fresh root ginger
  • grated
  • 1 star anise
  • 250ml/9fl oz white wine vinegar
  • 300g/10½oz soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce (substitute soy sauce for vegetarians)
3.7/5 (40 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 180 ° C/ gas mark 4

  • 100 ml of milk
  • 1 star anise
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 25g plain flour
  • 150g rye flour (or wholemeal)
  • 25g potato starch
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 15g of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice (or spice mix for gingerbread)
  • 100g manderin marmelade (or bitter orange)
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
3.6/5 (32 Votes)

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Add a bit of colour and fun to your table this year with these Christmassy peppermint treats, perfect to make with ...

  • 200g Butter
  • softened
  • 280g Caster Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 Tsp Peppermint Essence
  • 1 Egg
  • beaten
  • 400g Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Red Food Colouring Paste
2.8/5 (62 Votes)

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Set up your workstation. Peel the carrots, onions and shallots

  • Base:
  • 1.8 kg roast pork
  • 25g butter
  • 2.5 cl Oil
  • 60g flour
  • Aromatic garnish:
  • Carrot 100g
  • Onion 100g
  • 1 Bouquet garni
  • 50g shallots
  • Orange Sauce:
  • 4 Oranges
  • 5 cl orange juice
  • Cinnamon 10g
  • Orange liqueur 15 cl
  • 1 l water
  • Seasoning:
  • salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Presentation:
  • parsley
  • orange
4.2/5 (13 Votes)

Put the raisins in a small saucepan with the rum

  • - 150 g butter
  • softened (+ 15g for the tin)
  • - 150 g of sugar
  • - 200 g of flour
  • - 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • - 150 g sultanas
  • - 5 cl of rum
  • - 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • - 1/2 tsp of 4 spices
  • - 1 pinch of salt
2.8/5 (83 Votes)

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A cupcake treat perfect for those magical wintery nights leading up to Christmas

  • Ingredients:
  • For the sponge;
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground/finely grated nutmeg
  • 1tsp vanilla paste
  • 280g caster sugar
  • 240g plain flour
  • 240ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • For the frosting;
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 160g unsalted butter
  • 40ml milk
  • 3 tbsp spiced rum (I used the Sailor Jerry brand)
  • 1-2 tsp grated nutmeg for decoration
  • decorations (optional) I made cut outs of Christmas trees
  • holly
  • and Christmas Baubles out of ready to roll regal coloured icing
3.4/5 (12 Votes)

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Remove the butter from the fridge

  • 500g butter
  • 500g flour
  • 75 cl of water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 10g of plum jam
4.1/5 (21 Votes)

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You will need to pop your kernels! Ooh, I love this part

  • 70g Popcorn kernels (readily available from supermarkets & health food shops)
  • 70g golden syrup (corn Syrup)
  • 35g runny honey
  • 40g golden caster sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 70g salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  • 100ml water.
  • Pinch of nutmeg
3.3/5 (16 Votes)

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Brown the roast in a cast iron pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and set aside

  • 1 pork roast
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • 6 fresh figs
  • 1 handful of sultanas
  • honey
  • 1 small glass of strong red wine
  • 1 stock cube
  • thyme
3.2/5 (85 Votes)

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In a bowl, soak the sultanas, currants, figs, mixed peel, cherries and apricots with the brandy overnight

  • 175 g sultanas
  • 175 g currants
  • 70 g dried figs
  • chopped
  • 50 g mixed peel
  • 45 g glacé cherries
  • halved
  • 50 g dried apricots
  • chopped
  • 100 ml brandy
  • 50 g stem ginger
  • chopped + 2 tbsp of their syrup
  • 1 apple
  • grated
  • Juice + zest 1 orange
  • 3 large eggs
  • beaten
  • 125 g shredded suet
  • 125 g fresh
  • white breadcrumbs
  • 175 g light muscovado sugar
  • 90 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • Butter
  • for greasing
3/5 (29 Votes)

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this is another passed down recipe been in the family for years, great for making beautiful centerpieces at parties

  • 650g/1lb 7 oz dried mixed fruit (or a combination of currants
  • raisins and sultanas)
  • 75g/3oz glace cherries (chopped)
  • 50g flaked almonds (omit and use extra dried dried fruit for a nut free cake)
  • Grated zest of 1/2 an orange and 1/2 a lemon
  • 215g/7.5oz plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g/6oz butter (softened)
  • 175g/6oz sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3 tbsp brandy (or cherry brandy)
2.1/5 (99 Votes)

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