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Chocolate mince pie muffins

A chocolate mince pie is a brand new idea for me but I tried it and even the children who normally hate mince pies were begging for me to make another batch. Chocolate mince pie muffins This delicious twist on the classic mince pie will have your guests reaching for more     Makes 10 Prepare

Campari and gin cocktail

Today I am sharing a Campari and gin cocktail with the rather intriguing name of Winter Aviation. It includes gin which I know so many of my readers have as a tipple combined with Campari which my brother-in-law adores and lovely cassis. Campari and gin cocktail     Serves one. Ingredients   40ml Bombay Sapphire Gin

Scotch cakes with hot-smoked salmon

Scotch cakes with hot-smoked salmon, crispy sprouts, avocado and egg makes an amazing festive indulgence. Cooking shredded brussels until they're crispy will convert even the wariest of sprout-eaters Scotch cakes •Preparation time:10 minutes •Cooking time:15 minutes •Total time:25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 100g self-raising flour 25g caster sugar ½ tsp fine sea salt 40ml whole milk 6 eggs, 2 beaten 3 tbsp extra

Mulled cider recipe

Mulled cider might be a new concept to you but I have a recipe that I really would urge you to try this Christmas. Mulled pear cider Serves 12.   2L Waitrose pear cider Juice of 6 clementines 500ml pomegranate juice 400ml dark rum 100ml sugar syrup 2 tbsp honey 3 star anise

Mulled gin recipe

If you are looking for a mulled gin recipe to spice up your Christmas, try Mulled sloe gin with toffee Mulled gin recipe Serves 8. • 1L apple juice • Juice of 4 lemons • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to garnish • 2-3 Waitrose dairy toffees • 6 dashes Angostura Bitters • 2 oranges, halved and sliced •

Mulled apple and ginger recipe

I really fancy serving up this mulled apple and ginger recipe over Christmas. Serves 12. • 2L cloudy apple juice • 2 thumb-sized pieces of ginger, sliced into thin strips • 2 ripe pears, sliced • 2 cinnamon sticks • 4 juniper berries • 3 tbsp Demerara sugar • Juice of 4 limes, zest of 2, plus

Tear and share mince pie recipe

Love the sharing aspect of this Tear and share mince pie recipe because at this time of year we come together with family and friends for loads of love and sharing. Tear and share mince pie recipe Perfect to share with family and friends, our generous open mince pie is made up

Toad in the hole recipe

I love this Toad-in-the-hole recipe partly because it is one of the few meals all my children will eat. This is an upmarket version of a perennial favourite, made with ale and fresh thyme. Make sure you eat it straight from the oven while the batter is at its crispest. For

Box-baked cheese recipe

Box-baked cheese is a new term to me but one that immediately grabbed my attention as a very much a cheese lover.   Drizzling this molten cheese with orange blossom honey gives the finished dish wonderful layers of flavour.  A perfect partner to ripe festive fruits.   Box-baked cheese Preparation time:5 minutes Cooking time:20

Dark chocolate yule log recipe

Luscious  is the word I would use for this beetroot and  dark chocolate yule log recipe   Beetroot and dark chocolate yule log recipe This easy roulade doesn't taste of beetroot, instead the vegetable adds richness to the chocolate, and makes the sponge lovely and moist. Preparation time:25 minutes, plus cooling Cooking time:45 minutes

Christmas doughnuts recipe

If you love doughnuts and you are looking forward to Christmas, why not try this Christmas doughnuts recipe?     'Doughnuts get the festive treatment... I couldn’t make up my mind whether to make ring or round doughnuts, and then couldn’t decide if sugar or glazed was better. So I covered all options

Christmas pudding spiced rum

This is great for lighting the Christmas pudding or for cocktails. You will need to prepare the rum at least two weeks before you plan to give it away. Key facts Vegetarian Preparation time:5 minutes, plus 2 weeks infusing Cooking time:3 minutes Makes: about 750ml Ingredients for Christmas pudding spiced rum 70cl bottle dark

King prawn and scallop mini skewers

Here's a King Prawn and Scallop Mini Skewer idea that might tempt your guests over the festive season. Serves: 10 What You Will Need: 1 pack of Young’s King Prawns & Scallops with Lemon & Pink Peppercorn Butter Mini Wooden/bamboo skewers Method • Defrost the King Prawns & Scallops according to the instructions on pack. • Soak the Wooden/

Non-alcoholic drink recipe – Mulled St Clements

Are you looking for a great non-alcoholic drink for over the festive period? Crafted® Mulled St Clements (non-alcoholic) Serves 4     Ingredients .1L Crafted® Still & Cloudy Lemonade Peel of 2 oranges 2 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. ground ginger 2 tsp. ground cardamom 2 tsp. whole black peppercorns 10 cloves 10 star anise 1 lemon to garnish Method Place all your ingredients in a thick-bottomed

Mulled cocktail – Victorian Whippet

Here's a mulled cocktail perfect for Christmas if you are a gin lover. Mulled cocktail recipe   1L Crafted® Still & Cloudy Lemonade 100ml Gin Peel of 2 grapefruit 4 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. ground nutmeg 2 tsp. ground cardamom 2 tsp. whole black peppercorns 10 cloves 10 star anise 1 lemon and sprigs of rosemary to garnish Preparation   Place all your ingredients in