Seven Of The Best Mince Pie Recipes

It’s (almost) the season of all things Christmas and what says Christmas more than mince pies? I made my cranberry and apple mincemeat recently¬†and aim to spend the first few days of December making batch loads of mince pies to eat and freeze when unexpected guests arrive over the festive season (or to defrost whenever…

Banana and Cinnamon Fairy Cakes

When you add bananas to cake something special happens as no only does it become infused with the banana goodness, the texture develops a beautifully squishy feel. If you’ve got some bananas in your fruit bowl which are looking more brown than yellow, they will be perfect to use as when it comes to bananas…

Peanut Butter and Banana Fairy Cakes

Peanut butter is hands down one of the best things that has ever been created and I’m happy to say I’ll have it at pretty much any time of the day. On toast, in a cake, or even with curry, it’s versatile and delicious and packed full of protein so is really more of a…

Cranberry and Orange Scones

There’s nothing more delicious than a soft warm scone slathered with just-melting butter but if you want to give your scones a Christmas twist, orange and cranberry makes the perfect flavour. If you’re looking for something easy to eat on Christmas Day morning (or frankly any morning when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up)…

Cranberry Apple Mincemeat

  For most of my life I’ve shied away from making my own mincemeat, largely because I feel it’s something that takes too long and it’s far easier to just buy it ready made. Added to this the fact I’ve not been a massive fan of mincemeat until recent years and I’ve never found the…

Six Of My Favourite Chutney Recipes

Autumn is a great time of year for making chutney to give away as Christmas presents. It’s relatively easy to make and there’s an abundance of flavours to choose from, from the classic apple and onion to more adventurous flavours such as beetroot and chilli. As a present chutney is perfect because not only is…