Recipes

When Should I Start My Christmas Cake?

When Should I Start My Christmas Cake?

We all look forward to tucking into some festive goodies at Christmas time, including a good old fashioned Christmas Cake! Now is the perfect time to start preparing yours according to many, so why not check out this great family recipe?

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When Should I Bake My Christmas Cake?

When Should I Bake My Christmas Cake?

A Christmas cake is one of the nation’s favourite foods to enjoy over the festive season. Why not make your own this year and follow one of our fantastic family recipes? Happy baking! And don't forget to share your results with us...

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Vegetarian Christmas Ideas

Vegetarian Christmas Ideas

Christmas used to be a tricky time for vegetarians, with so many meat based dishes around, but these days vegetarianism is becoming much more popular, and with that vegetarian foods! This is great news for everyone as we can all enjoy some of these tasty veggie-friendly foods. Why not try some of these out with your family this festive season?

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Creating the Perfect Christmas Cheeseboard

Creating the Perfect Christmas Cheeseboard

Christmas is a time for indulgence, to eat, drink and be merry! Around the festive period we put so much thought into our food, and even start to buy things in advance, particularly drinks and freezer foods. Cheeseboards are always a favourite at Christmas, they’re perfect to snack on between main meals, because let’s be honest, if we’ve not had something to eat in the last half hour, something is wrong! They’re also a great option for Christmas and New Year buffets, but what cheeses should you serve, what is the perfect balance to...

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Baileys Fruity Christmas Loaf Recipe - Week 7

Baileys Fruity Christmas Loaf Recipe - Week 7

Baileys Fruity Christmas Loaf RecipeThis week we headed over to the Returns Department house for some Christmas baking with Jackie!Ingredients6oz Plain Flour6oz Caster Sugar6oz Margarine½ tsp Baking Powder2 Large Eggs¼ Pint Baileys6oz of mixed dried & fresh fruit (Of your Choice)Icing Sugar4oz Icing Sugar1 tbsp warm waterI tsp Vanilla FlavouringMethod Heat oven to 140C/Fan. Butter and line a 1lb loaf tin with grease proof paper.In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and cast

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Chocolate Christmas Yule Log Recipe - Week 6

Chocolate Christmas Yule Log Recipe - Week 6

Chocolate Christmas Yule Log This week we headed over to the Office Managers house for some Christmas baking with Siobhan!Ingredients7 Eggs180g Caster Sugar180g Plain Flour3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder210g Margarine320g Icing Sugar (Use more if required)250g Dark Chocolate250 ml Double Cream150g RaspberriesMethod:(1) Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C. Butter and line the base and sides of a large swiss roll tin with grease proof paper.(2) Place the caster sugar and eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until p

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Sticky Christmas Marshmallow Bars Recipe - Week 5

Sticky Christmas Marshmallow Bars Recipe - Week 5

This week were at Hayley’s House Customer Care consultant and Tea Girl.This is the perfect Christmas bake when you have little hands to help or keep occupied. This easy recipe is fool proof and involves no baking so all the family can help and join in.Ingredients100g milk chocolate100g white chocolate100g dark chocolate1 large bag marshmallows150g Unsalted butter50g dried cranberries50g mixed raisins and sultanas25g cashew nuts25g dried bananas200g shortbread biscuits2 tbsp grounded cinna

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Christmas Florentines Recipe - Week 4

Christmas Florentines Recipe - Week 4

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

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Chocolate Orange Brownie Recipe - Week 3

Chocolate Orange Brownie Recipe - Week 3

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...

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Christmas Egg Nog Recipe - Week 2

Christmas Egg Nog Recipe - Week 2

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...

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