Christmas Entertaining: How to Beat the Stress

Over the weekend, we held our annual Christmas drinks, with over 40 of our friends and family, and we had a ball. This year catering for all of these people was much, much easier than in years before, and I have to say that it is all due to my lovely PS and Z both […]

Easy Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

This is a great traditional Christmas pudding recipe, and is quite quick and easy to make (although steaming the Christmas pudding will take some time), with no fiddly steps involved. It has been adapted from Stephanie Alexander’s grandmother’s (Emily Bell) recipe, and is absolutely delicious. I find that the fruit content is just right, and […]

Easy Christmas Shortbread Cookie (Biscuit) Recipe

These shortbread biscuits are quick and easy to make and are perfect to take along to Christmas drinks. Christmas Shortbread Cookie (Biscuit) Recipe Ingredients 240g plain flour Pinch salt 2 tbsp caster sugar 180g butter, grated 3 tbsp water 2 cups icing sugar Lemon juice 1 tspn butter Food colouring Hundreds and thousands/sprinkles or cachous […]

Easy (Cheats) Christmas Fruit Mince Pies Recipe

This is the very quick and easy version of the Christmas cooking classic, fruit mince pies. These make great gifts (think secret Santa), and are also great to take along to Christmas drinks. Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Pies Recipe Ingredients 2 quantities shortcrust pastry (refer to the pastry recipe used in the Tangy Lemon Tart […]