Tag: Christmas

Speculaas-Spiced Christmas Granola (Oil Free)

Speculaas-Spiced Christmas Granola (Oil Free)

Granola is one of those things you quickly stop buying when you realise how simple and inexpensive it is to make your own. I’ve never been much of a breakfast person (unless it’s a Special Weekend Breakfast when pancakes or waffles play a part) so […]

Snow-Topped Festive Tiffin – A No-Bake Christmas Cake!

Snow-Topped Festive Tiffin – A No-Bake Christmas Cake!

I’m going to jump right in here and declare my new-found love of tiffin. I always thought this traybake treat was something other people made – people who couldn’t bake maybe – and was of the opinion that it was a bit rubbish as every […]

Mince Pie Ice Cream

Mince Pie Ice Cream

Ok so this isn’t really a recipe. It’s more of an idea. A really delicious, staggeringly simple idea! For when you’ve forgotten (!) to make a trifle or have simply run out of energy and are struggling to come up with a suitably festive dessert […]

Vegan Christmas Muffins

Vegan Christmas Muffins

You’ll probably already be familiar with these. They’ve been done to death, but as my Mum has made them every Christmas morning breakfast for as long as I can remember, and I am now continuing the tradition with my own little family, I felt it […]

Homemade Vegan Irish Cream

Homemade Vegan Irish Cream

This is an emergency post. I tried this idea out on a whim yesterday – and it is so ludicrously good and easy, I couldn’t wait to share it with you! I love Irish Cream. I really do. But in my quest to gradually eliminate […]

Fabulous Festive Nut Roast With Cranberry Sauce

Fabulous Festive Nut Roast With Cranberry Sauce

Yes that’s right. A NUT ROAST. Before your dismiss the idea completely, I really want to tell you that in the 20+ years I’ve been vegetarian, I’d never even tried a nut roast until the last month or so. And now I can’t get enough […]

Speculaas Cookies

Speculaas Cookies

As Christmas is approaching, I thought I’d share with you this easy recipe for Dutch Speculaas Cookies. Nothing says Christmas more than the scent of sweetly spiced baking drifting through the house, and these simple yet festive cookies are the perfect partner to a mid-morning […]

Mini Cherry Brandy Fruit Cakes

Mini Cherry Brandy Fruit Cakes

Recently I posted my all-time favourite Christmas cake recipe. Now, with just one week until Christmas, you’re unlikely to make a proper big cake any time soon; in fact, you’re probably already sick of the festive season and prepared to hurl a mince pie at […]

Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake (with icing guide)

Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake (with icing guide)

As Christmas is fast approaching, I’m excited to share my Christmas cake recipe, which, actually, is a fabulous fruit cake you could make any time. It has evolved over the best part of a decade and my strong sense of sparkly kitsch has led me […]

Mince Pie Cookies

Mince Pie Cookies

December is suddenly here! I must admit I love this festive and kitsch time of year. My birthday also falls in this month, and I really enjoy making our home look like a sparkling Scandinavian grotto for a few weeks. Not forgetting all the magical […]

Zesty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

Zesty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are lovely. They are crunchy, but also have a melt-in-the-mouth, ultra light – almost powdery – texture. The flavours and orangey aroma are distinctly Christmassy, but as I am such a great fan of cranberry and white chocolate – a pairing made in […]