Video – Festive Mince Spirals

My friend James decided to have a go at a mince pie twist – mince spirals using puff pastry! Really simple and easy with lots of options for decoration. The best bit is I didn’t have to bake it!

Video – Mince Pies and Compound Butter

In this week’s Youtube video we go all festive, Jack and I make mince pies and our friends Jonny and Lina show how to make a compound butter perfect for indulgent Christmas cooking.

Recipe – Easy Mince Pies

Christmas brings us many things. Silly jumpers, drinks with friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. Mince pies are a favourite of mine but however good some of the supermarket ranges are now, nothing beats homemade. These are very simple to do, but give you the flexibility to adjust your filling to your own…

Recipe – Leftovers Turkey (or Chicken) & Ham Pie

Who doesn’t have a load of turkey left after Christmas? Even after your have countless snadwiches I bet there is still enough for a pie… Don’t forget that the dark meat actually makes a fantastic pie, so don’t chuck it out, make a pie instead! The below is a recipe using cooker turkey but you…

Recipe – Christmas Pudding Rice Krispy Bites

These are a great option for a tasty festive treat, perfect for Christmas parties or if random family descend on you! They last for ages too, so you can make up to a week in advance. For 12-15 you will need: 30g mini marshmallows 2 standard Mars bars (or 3 multipack ones) 50g unsalted butter…

Recipe – Battenberg Trifle Showstopper

Every year I attempt something new and a bit scary for our Christmas lunch dessert. Previously I’ve done ice cream bombs and huge trifles. Everyone in our house loves a trifle, so this year I thought I’d create something of my own, a Battenberg Trifle. This has all the components of a trifle but looks…

Recipe – Christmas Biscuits for Children

There is a lot you can do at Christmas which doesn’t take a lot of time but can give a great result and make you seem like the Don of the kitchen! This recipe is for very simple vanilla biscuits, which you can make into festive themed treats with the right kit. Even pound shops…

Recipe – Sage & Onion Stuffing (Vegetarian)

This is one of those things that is a default ‘packet’ part of your cooking but is relatively simple to do yourself and tastes so much better! I swear, once you try it, you’ll never go back to a packet 🙂 To serve 4-6, you will need: 6 slices stale white bread with crusts removed…

Recipe – Cranberry Sauce with Port

It’s never to early to prepare for Christmas lunch and homemade cranberry sauce is not only incredibly easy to make but can easily freeze a few weeks in advance of the big day. Or make it a few days before Christmas Day or any day you’re having poultry.  For 8-10 people, you will need: 300g…