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Not So Traditional Christmas Dundee Cake

Hands up, I don’t like Christmas Cake. I don’t apologise. It seems forced, overly fruity, almond pasted, icing sugared overload. It’s not for me. I am partial to a slice of Dundee cake. The problem with that, of course, is that … Continue reading

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Crumble Topped Mince Pies

Now, there are two ways of doing this. Following this recipe, or buy some sweet crust pastry and some made mincemeat (which you improve by adding some of these ingredients) and save yourself some time. I suppose you pays your money … Continue reading

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Tian of Crab and Avocado

The thing about Christmas lunch is that you want it to look special, but it helps if the appetizer isn’t overly filling or a pain to make. This one hits on both counts. First you make it in advance, and just … Continue reading

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Cooking a Turkey.

It is that time of year when perfectly sensible people, who cook Sunday lunch all year round, suddenly begin to panic about cooking a turkey. The idea is that you should shove it in the oven and enjoy your Christmas … Continue reading

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Egg Nog

This is one of those drinks that I have always wanted to make. It’s not that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas with out it, but until I had made my own and sipped from its delicious alcoholic creaminess I knew I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Hangover Drinks

With the taste of the flavours of Christmas can come, for many of us, the unwanted after effect of the hangover. These two drinks don’t actually cure the hangover, but they can make your feelings change from one of imminent … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning Muffins

Christmas is coming, with the baking smells that always tell you the time of year. Here are some easy bake muffins. Just mix the dry ingredients together the night before, add the wet ingredients the following morning and bake. You … Continue reading

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