Traditional Eggnog

November 18, 2011 Traditional Eggnog another Christmas drink.  This version is the traditional alcoholic version which was once a drink consumed only by the English aristocracy, but eventually made its way to America sometime in the 18th century. Ingredients 12 eggs, separated 6 cups milk 2 cups heavy/ thickened cream 2 cups bourbon 1+ 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Christmas Cake

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...}

Brandy Sauce

Sauces and Dips
October 14, 2011 Brandy Sauce traditionally served with Christmas Pudding.  You can make this sauce a few days in advance, keep it in the fridge and then just reheat it on Christmas Day. Ingredients 2oz/55g butter 2oz/55g plain flour 1 pint/570ml milk 2oz/55g fine/caster sugar 5 tbsp Brandy or Sherry Method Melt the butter in a saucepan over {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding ideally you should make this pudding about two months before Christmas wrap it in foil and place inside a cake tin.  Up to serving you can, if you wish, occasionally prick it with a fork and drizzle in more brandy or sherry. Ingredients   100 g (4 oz)  Self Raising Flour pinch salt {Tags: , , , , } {More...}