Christmas Rocky Road

Haven’t been able to get out to the shops to get your gifts? Why not make them? Makes 16 Prep & cook time: 2 hours 15 mins Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate 135g butter 200g digestives 2 tbsp golden syrup 100g mini marshmallows 100g raisins 25g salted pretzels, crushed 50g fresh cranberries 60g pistachios, shelled and crushed Method: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, add the … Continue reading Christmas Rocky Road

Welsh Rarebit (with a twist!)

If you’re ready to crack into the cheeseboard or if you have left over cheese hanging around (unlikely!) then this is a great way of using up leftovers. Makes 2 Prep & cook time: 10 mins Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp plain flour 100ml vermouth, rosso 100g cheese (cheddar is great) 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce Black pepper 2 slices of sourdough … Continue reading Welsh Rarebit (with a twist!)

Pigs in Blankets Toad in the Hole

God tier Toad in the Hole! Serves 6 Prep & cook time: 1 hour Ingredients: 140g Plain Flour 2 Eggs 175ml milk 1 red onion, chopped 1 tbsp balsamic glaze 8 Cumberland sausages 8 rashers of smoked streaky baconĀ  Method: Preheat the oven to 190 degrees In a large mixing bowl, pour in the flour, eggs and milk. Whisk until smooth and small bubbles have … Continue reading Pigs in Blankets Toad in the Hole

Panettone French Toast

Whether you’re looking for a brunch on Christmas morning or need to use up your panettone post festive season, this breakfast is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Prep and cook time: 10 mins Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 slice of panettone 2 eggs 80ml milk 60ml double cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 orange, zest & juice 1 tsp icing sugar … Continue reading Panettone French Toast

Cranberry Martini Cocktail

What’s Christmas without a cocktail? Prep time: 5 mins Serves 6 Ingredients: 75ml Vermouth Rosso 75ml Gin 4 tsp Icing sugar 1 Bottle Prosecco 12 Fresh Cranberries, to serve Method: In a jug or cocktail shaker, combine the vermouth, gin and icing sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour 25ml of the mixture into each glass. Top up with your cold prosecco and add … Continue reading Cranberry Martini Cocktail

White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread & Butter Pudding

Not a fan of Christmas pud? Why not make this sweet, sticky, luscious dessert post Christmas dinner? Serves: 8 Prep & cook time: 1 hour, 30 mins Ingredients: 50g butter 400g brioche bread, sliced 350ml Milk 50ml Double cream 2 eggs 25g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 180g white chocolate 100g fresh cranberries Method: Grease a large oven proof dish. Slice the brioche into … Continue reading White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread & Butter Pudding

Mince Pie Twists

It’s not Christmas without mince pies and this is a super easy recipe that I think will convince even the mince pie haters! Makes 12 Cook & prep time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 411g Mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Icing sugar, for dusting Method: Preheat the oven to 180 fan. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a thickness of the … Continue reading Mince Pie Twists