Monthly Archives: December 2013

CHRISTMAS CRUMBLE

Double leftover whammy: we decided to make use of leftover mincemeat in a crumble, contrasting its’ sweetness with the almost tangy punch of unsweetened fruity goodness from the plum, apricot and orange sauce I made to go with our roast (https://cheesybiscuit.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/plum-orange-apricot-sauce/.)  A thinly sliced (peel and all) braeburn apple over the top made this crumble extra fruity.  B made the topping, […]

PLUM, ORANGE & APRICOT SAUCE

This year we had a roast duck on the 25th, and this very fruity, spiced sauce was a lovely accompaniment – best made a few days in advance to let the flavours develop.   Ingredients About 6 apricots, quartered About 4 plums, quartered 1 bramley apple, peeled and chopped Juice and zest of 2 oranges […]

MULLED BERRIES IN WINE

We love a fruity pud over here, and with the generous amount of alcohol involved, this makes a lovely one for the festive season.  Although it’s served chilled, it has all the flavours of a good mulled wine about it.  My mother used to make something similar for dinner parties, and when I was old enough to start making it myself, […]

FESTIVE FLORENTINES

Got to have Florentines at this time of year, we normally buy them in (M&S do amazing ones, but you have to suck it up and pay the premium price!)  But we saw a recipe in Delia’s chocolate book (same recipe can be found here), and whilst it takes a little time, it looked simple enough.  […]