Its week 4, and here at the great Christmas bake off we were set the challenge of making Florentines.Here's how we got on...Ingredients you need:50g butter50g demerara sugar50g golden syrup50g plain flour25g cranberries50g candid peel50g almonds200g milk chocolateThis should be enough to make 18 florentines.Here's how to make it!.... Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.Place baking paper onto 3 baking traysPlace the butter and sugar into a pan and combine over a medium heat until the butter h
Christmas is a time of the year which not only bring joy and happiness to millions across the world it also brings a wide range of colour to those drab dull winter months. Living over here in the UK we are all too familiar with those cold and wet winter weeks in December as we tend not to be blessed with crisp fresh white snow each year. Yes, we love to drape our homes in lovely LED Christmas lights to brighten things up, but there are other ways that this can be accomplished and that's with fl
This week we come to the boss of UK Christmas World's home to make the most amazing Chocolate Orange Brownie. Something which can be enjoyed all year round but makes a great treat at Christmas for friends and family.Ingredients you need:1 orange zest200g of butter, chopped200g of dark chocolate, roughly chopped4 large eggs350g of caster sugar150g of plain flour70g cocoa powder100g of milk chocolate orange, choppedHere's how to make it!.... Get a baking tin...
The comedy legend Peter Kay will turn on this years Blackpool Christmas lights at the end of this month.He will flick the switch on Blackpool's illuminations on the 29th August 2014. Little Mix, Texas, Union J, Pixie Lott, Neon Jungle and George Ezra will also peform on the night making this an event not to be missed.Entrance to the switch on party is free but only if you have a wristband. Wrist bands were given away after an online ballot during July.The illuminations are over 10 kilometres lo
This week (week #2) of our Christmas recipes portfolio we are going to show you all how to make the perfect festive tipple, Egg Nog. We are all familiar with Egg Nog although it's not everyones cup of tea it is always guaranteed to be there at the family Christmas party so why not learn how to mix up the perfect batch of the festive brew to impress your family and friends this year. Ingredients1140ml/2 pints whole milk6 free-range eggs50g/2oz caster...
Christmas is celebrated differently all over the world, here in the UK we're no different. We have our own special traditions that we our parents have brought us up with which have been passed down from generation to generation. So, what special Christmas traditions do we have here in the UK?The custom of gift-giving on Christmas dates only to Victorian times. Before then it was more common to exchange gifts on New Year's Day or Twelfth Night. Santa Claus is known by British children as Father
We are all familiar with the traditions at Christmas, decorating your home with lovely Christmas lights, decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping present and spending time with family and friends. Well there is one Christmas tradition that is somewhat over looked yet year on year the greeting card industy thrives on the 2 or 3 weeks prior to Christmas.The Christmas card, it was originally invented by Sir Henry Cole way back in 1843. It is believed that he was inspired to come up with the Christm
The start of this week saw Selfridges beat Harrods to be the opening of this year’s first major ‘Christmas Shop’.Selfridges Christmas Shop attracts customers from all over the world who can choose from 1,000’s of unique tree decorations, over 450 different Christmas trees and lights and 300 different kinds of crackers!Within hours of the doors opening top sellers included a giant Union Jack bauble, Tower Bridge glass baubles and special personalised baubles.During the bu
We're always looking for new and exciting topics to talk about here on the UK Christmas World blog, that been said with only 141 days left till Christmas we're excited to launch our weekly Christmas Recipe guide. Every week from now till Christmas we will be posting a new and exciting Christmas recipe for everyone to try. Come Christmas Day there should be no excuses not to have your dinner table filled with fun new Christmas food for you and your family to tuck in to. Christmas Recipe #WE