What to do with all the bits of cake, pudding, and biscuits after Christmas? Add the little bits left of rum, brandy, or whatever – all those drinks we only ever drink over the festive season! Easy Rum Balls. (more…)
Another Christmas challenge – a gluten-free and dairy-free alternative to sausage rolls and savoury cheese pastry sticks. Something like the “mouth-feel” of pastry, with a satisfactorily savoury tickle for the tongue?
These “flapjacks” disappeared pretty well as fast as the sausage rolls. (more…)
Pastry’s easy … until you need to provide a gluten-free and dairy-free alternative. Something of a challenge at Christmas time?
But these “sort-of” mince pies turned out much nicer than my normal puff-pastry ones – and disappeared faster. (more…)
“Sinfully” rich. A succulently moist chocolate cake fit to serve as a pudding on the Christmas table. And yet – it is gluten-free, dairy-free, has no added fat, and is reduced in sugar. How on earth can virtuous eating be so sinfully gorgeous? (more…)
Made for Christmas one year. Takes a bit of time to make/prepare. But so what … it’s special, so you can do it weeks in advance, and just pull it out of the freezer on the day (about 45 minutes before serving). (more…)
Christmas pudding in the family for the years when I ran two allotment plots, and froze the inevitable gluts. I’ve used rasps, blackcurrants, redcurrants, brambles … whatever was in the freezer. (more…)
Clean, fresh, sweet and crisply tart on the tongue. Xmas pud!
A bit time consuming to make – but worth it. (more…)