Leftover Panettone Pudding

BREAD PUDDING: REMASTERED! This recipe is very similar to a Bread Pudding, but I’ve just turned it up a little because it’s Christmas. I had a load of leftover panettone and decided to use it in place of the bread, and it did a wonderful job of soaking up all those lovely flavours. I also…

Chocolate Espresso Marzipan Spread

CHOCOLATE SPREAD GETS DECADENT! Here’s something a little bit special to spread on your croissants, especially around Christmas when it’s absolutely fine to have chocolate in the morning! If you can, try and use vanilla espresso (I used a Nespresso pod). It’s not essential, and regular espresso will work just as well, but it really…

Mint Chocolate Meringues

A GREAT WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVER EGG WHITES! A lot of pastry is made in my house over Christmas (because of ALL THOSE MINCE PIES), which means I tend to find myself with a lot of leftover egg white. Yes, I could make myself an egg white omelette to balance out all those mince…

Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate & Marshmallows

SO MUCH DELICIOUSNESS IN ONE COOKIE! I wanted something to make with the leftover pumpkin puree after Halloween, and these deliciously fabulous things happened! They’re so good, they’ve now gone into my Christmas cookie rotation. Definitely err on the side of generous when it comes to the mini marshmallows. I started with three on top…

Coffee & Vanilla Cookies

PERFECT FOR COFFEE-LOVERS! Soft, chewy, with coffee and vanilla flavours, these cookies are a winner. It really does make a difference to use quality espresso in this recipe. I used vanilla espresso made with a Nespresso pod, and the flavour really came through in the cookie. You can be adventurous with your choice: caramel espresso…

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…

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…

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…

Chocolate & Fig Oat Cookies

THERE’S SO MUCH CHRISTMAS IN THESE COOKIES! These are soft and chewy with an unbelievable flavour! Fig and oats work so well together, and the spices and chocolate puts me in such a festive mood. These cookies are for those me-days when you put on an old black-and-white movie, curl up with a blanket and…