Christmas Baking

Hazelnut Praline Bûche de Noël Recipe by Edd Kimber

The Bûche de Noël is the classic French Christmas cake and, come December, pâtisseries go all out creating the most elaborate, beautiful versions you have ever seen. These high-end cakes can also be extremely expensive; I have seen them sell for as much as €120! My buche de Noel recipe might be simpler, but it …

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Chocolate Ginger Cake Recipe with Chai Poached Pear and Candied Pecan by Cove Cake Design

Winter months and their associated festivities bring with them a desire to cosy up indoors with woollen jumpers and log fires, while our palates turn from light and fresh summer fare to rich and aromatic flavours. This Chocolate Ginger Cake Recipe with Chai Buttercream, Chai Poached Pear and Candied Pecans is inspired by those warm …

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Caramelized Red Onion and Rocket Tartlets Recipe by Mary Berry

This caramelized red onion and rocket tartlets recipe is easy to make with filo pastry – there’s no rolling out, and its crisp texture makes a great contrast to the soft, creamy filling. You can prepare the tin and filling ahead. Serves 4 Ingredients: – 1 large red onion – 20g (3⁄4oz) butter – 2 …

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Damson, Blackberry & Port Meringue Roulade Recipe by Niamh Mannion

The ability to make meringue is one of the key skills in any home cook’s repertoire and once you have mastered it you will be whipping up all manner of delectable desserts. Think Pavlova, Queen of Puddings etc. I also like to make meringue roulades which always look stunning. I must have made hundreds of …

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Mince Pies

Mince Pies Recipe by Denise’s Delicious Gluten Free Bakery

These are the most popular pies we bake and we make hundreds of thousands. It’s nice to say that you have baked them yourself; however, if it’s all a bit daunting, use our pastry mix and mincemeat to make it a bit easier on yourself! Ingredients: Mincemeat – 200g (8oz) butter/margarine – 450g (1lb) cooking apples, peeled, …

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