Easy Luxury Mince Pies

Home-made mince pies are always super scrumptious but here’s an easy way to pimp your mincemeat and take your mince pies to the next level… I started with a 410g jar of shop bought mincemeat. I scooped it out into a bowl and added:- A handful of chopped walnuts 50g dried whole cranberries Zest of … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

    There’s still time for some last minute Christmas baking! Along with the last of the mince pies I baked today, I’ve made some chocolate orange cupcakes. Chocolate is always popular at Christmas and these have a rich chocolate, almost truffle flavour. These can be frozen, fully decorated so are perfect to pop in … Continue reading

Christmas Apple, Orange and Cinnamon Jelly

  This is one of my favourite Christmas recipes. It has a light but warming flavour – perfect for the festive season! To Make Apple, Orange and Cinnamon Jelly 1 kg cooking apples 4 oranges 1kg caster sugar 1   1/2 litres water 4 cinnamon sticks Chop the fruit roughly without peeling and add the cinnamon … Continue reading

Last minute edible Christmas gifts

  I love to give edible gifts as they are made with love and very personal. This year I’ve baked brownies and cupcakes, they look so pretty in presentation boxes. I’ve tried lots of chocolate brownie recipes but I always come back to Hummingbird Bakery’s recipe as it really is the best. Brownies should be richly chocolatey … Continue reading

Christmas Mince Pies

Mince Pies I love mince pies at Christmas and there’s just nothing more delicious than freshly homemade ones. It’s surprisingly easy to make mincemeat and some simple short-crust pastry and there’s still time to make lots! There are lots of recipes around and I seem to have evolved my own version as I like to … Continue reading