Cranberry Bakewell Tart

A FABULOUS ‘LEFTOVER CRANBERRY SAUCE’ RECIPE! This is a lovely recipe for using up that leftover cranberry sauce languishing in the back of the fridge. If you are using shop-bought cranberry sauce, double-check that it doesn’t contain any vinegar. In which case, substitute for your favourite jam. Alternatively, you could make your own cranberry sauce….

Christmas Cake Trifle Pots

THIS IS SUCH A NIFTY WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVER CHRISTMAS CAKE! There’s a shortcut version to this recipe where you can buy the custard and salted caramel, and build these little pots for a lovely treat or dinner party dessert. There’s so much to do around Christmas that shortcuts are a welcome commodity. But,…

Coconut & Almond Truffles

SUPER EASY, SUPER DELICIOUS! I love making truffles at Christmas because there’s something so decadent about them. But, let’s be honest, they’re usually a mess to make and you need a Phd in patience. Okay, so these Coconut & Almond truffles won’t exactly be ready in the blink of an eye, but they’re swifter than…

Apple & Spice Buttermilk Scones

THESE ARE DELICIOUS, SLIGHTLY SWEET WITH LITTLE BURSTS OF SHARP APPLE. I love whipping up a batch of scones for an easy breakfast for guests. These keep well, so you can even make them the night before, leave it uncut and keep them in a tin for the morning. These scones are seriously amazing with…

Cherry Bakewell Brownies

I LOVE CHERRY BAKEWELLS AND I LOVE BROWNIES, AND FIGURED, WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT TO HAVE BOTH?! The sour cherries and marzipan in all that chocolate make this the ultimate festive pudding. And as with all brownies, they’re super easy to make. Feel free to add or subtract a few minutes to the baking time…

Lindt Croissant Pudding

BREAKFAST WITH BELLS ON! I’ve called this ‘breakfast’, because, why not? It’s Christmas; so treat yourself! This is based on a bread pudding, but using croissants instead. Try and use croissants that are slightly on the stale side, and then they’ll soak up all that lovely custard pudding without turning to mush. The addition of…

Sticky Toffee Xmas Pudding-Pops

THESE LOOK A TREAT! This isn’t so much of a recipe as it is a concept. I made these when I had leftovers from my Sticky Toffee Pudding with Rum Butterscotch Sauce recipe. So, if you’ve made that, then this is a perfect way to use up the leftovers. However, you could use any cake,…

Sticky Toffee Pudding & Butterscotch Sauce

A PROPER STICK-TO-YER-RIBS PUDDING! This is a perfect winter pudding recipe: something that’ll warm you up from the inside – as my nan used to say. It’s dark and rich and squidgy and sweet; everything a pudding should be! I’ve served it here with Rum Butterscotch sauce, but you can always go traditional and serve…

Hot Chocolate Cake

all the flavours of christmassy hot chocolate, but in a cake. For the cake, try using coffee-flavoured dark chocolate as it really brings out the flavour of the chocolate. I found some amazing Espresso chocolate in my local supermarket. Similarly, you can use vanilla chocolate for the fudge sauce, which is divine. And you can…

Caramel Biscotti

CHRISTMAS CARAMEL JOY! This is definitely not a traditional variant of the recipe, but I thought, why not make caramel biscotti? Because there’s always room for caramel, right? Opt for good, soft caramels. They’ll go gooey in the oven and be lovely and chewy after baking. Feel free to put more in; it’ll probably make…