Hot Cross Buns

These hot cross buns are so good, I’ve made them twice now. When they are freshly made they are pillowy soft, delicious and bursting with fruit and spices. Then after a couple of days, as they get a little bit … Continued

Guylian Spiced Chocolate Tarts

I am a big fan of Guylian Chocolate Sea Shells and I have contributed to their Finishing Touches e-book on a number of occasions. This Festive collection is full of some amazing recipes for you to bake over the Christmas … Continued

Chocolate Chip Stollen

Stollen is probably my favourite Christmas bake, sometimes though, you get a bit overwhelmed by all the dried fruit at Christmas and you want something a bit different. Chocolate chip stollen ticks all of those boxes. I was sent some … Continued

Rum Mincemeat & Homemade Candied Peel

The 26th November is stir up Sunday, this is the last Sunday of the year before advent starts. On stir up Sunday households would traditionally make their Christmas puddings ready for Christmas Day. There is a strong religious association with … Continued

Mini Stollen

I absolutely love almonds; marzipan, frangipane, amaretto, amaretti biscuits, macarons or in these mini stollen. They are so versatile, great for a gluten free option in cakes, can be used in curries and stews to help thicken the sauce and … Continued

Gala Pie

It’s time for another Christmas inspired recipe, initially you might look at this and think gala pie really doesn’t seem at all festive. While you’d be right for thinking that, the reason I associate gala pie with Christmas is because … Continued

Stollen

This week I’ve returned to my favourite patisserie book and that is Patisserie by William and Suzue Curley. There are so many reasons why this is my favourite book, but the main reason is the reliability of the recipes. The … Continued

Stollen Biscotti – Bright House Christmas Kitchen

The christmas recipes have begun! It’s time to prepare yourself for the fact that every corner of the internet is decorated with tinsel. Everywhere you look there are suggestions about how to have a hassle-free christmas, ways to ‘do christmas … Continued