Chocolate Cheesecake

December 14, 2011 This cheesecake recipe is a Gordon Ramsey recipe and will look great on the table at Christmas.  It is fairly easy to make and the lemon adds a lightness to the dessert. Ingredients 175.0g caster sugar 450.0g soft cream cheese 1 vanilla pod 75.0ml lemon juice 175.0g crème fraîche 475.0ml double cream Method For the {Tags: , , , } {More...}

No Bake Christmas Cake

No-bake cakes
November 25, 2011 No Bake Christmas Cake quick and easy but you can also make mini cakes and decorate them too.  Children can get involved as there is no oven involved.  This is a Delia Smith recipe and packed in a pretty box makes a tasty Christmas gift. Ingredients 200g/7oz dried mixed fruit (or make up your own {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Mulled Wine

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

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...}


Preserves and Pickles
November 9, 2011 Mincemeat a rich filling for Mince Pies and puddings.  Once you have made it you can store it in a cool dark place for up to a year and you will find the taste matures with age. Ingredients 6oz/175g raisins 4 oz/ 110g sultanas 10 oz/ 275g currants 4 oz/110g candied, mixed peel, finely chopped {Tags: , , , } {More...}