A variation on this recipe.
Best made with wild fruit, picked in autumn and frozen. But it works almost as well with the “garden” varieties you’ll find in Leeds Market, or a supermarket. (more…)
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…)