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Stollen with Almond Paste (Marzipan)

Stollen with Almond Paste (Marzipan)

Hi peeps, it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! Oh it’s so exciting I can’t contain myself! 😀 Been to the German christmas market in Birmingham this Monday, ooooh the lovely things they sell! And the schnitzel bun was delicious! I was so, so tempted […]

British Mince Pies (Delia Smith)

British Mince Pies (Delia Smith)

I made the very lovely Pate Sablee Mince Pies last time, and we finished eating the whole batch for quite a while now… so time for another batch! I think I’ll be doing another batch before Christmas too… also planning to make Stollen! Anyway, this […]

French Mince Pies vs. English Mince Pies, baby!

French Mince Pies vs. English Mince Pies, baby!

So last week I made Christmas puddings, this week I finally made my first batch of mince pies! Normally I use the same Delia’s recipe every year, it’s easy and it never fails me. (Yes it has got LARD in it! It’s Christmas!) But this […]

Christmas pudding part deux!

Christmas pudding part deux!

So last night I soaked all the lovely dried fruit in lovely booze, and this morning I simply added all the dry ingredients, grated butter (not as messy as I thought it’d be) and put an egg into it! Just in time for J to […]

Stir up sunday

Stir up sunday

T’is the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la~!!! Today, I’m attempting my first ever Christmas pudding and I am anxious, not only because of the time involved (6 hours steaming!!!), but because of the cost as well. I bought a bottle of Cointreau for it!!! Very […]