Home-made Marzipan

Toppings and Fillings
December 28, 2011 Home-made Marzipan to use to top Christmas cakes and you can color, flavor, or form the marzipan into many different sweets or decorations. Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 4 cups ground almonds (or almond meal) 2 egg whites Icing sugar for dusting Method Prepare a work space by dusting over {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Mulled Wine

Cocktails
November 18, 2011 Mulled Wine is a traditional Christmas tipple and goes well with Mince Pies.  There are many recipes from all over Europe but all are very similar containing red wine with citrus and spices. Ingredients 6 cloves 1 whole vanilla pod, halved 2 bottles red wine 2 cinnamon sticks A little nutmeg fresh or dried juice {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Chocolate Yule Log

Cakes
Chocolate Yule Log a favourite Christmas chocolate cake.  You can serve this as a Christmas Eve treat or the kids might prefer it to Christmas Cake.  This recipe is a Hairy Bikers from their book The 12 Days of Christmas. Ingredients Soft butter for greasing 6 large eggs, separated 150g caster sugar 50g cocoa powder {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Christmas Cake

Cakes
November 9, 2011 There are many recipes for Christmas Cake, this one is the one my Mum used to make originally from the Be Ro Cook Cook,  It is best to make the cake a few weeks before and if you like a boozy cake you can prick the top and add a little more brandy or sherry {Tags: , , , , } {More...}