Christmas Collection

Christmas is the perfect time for cooking for friends and family whether its making food gifts to give, preparing specials chutneys, mincemeats and sauces or warming casseroles for those long winer evenings.

Christmas always invokes special scents from the evocative outdoor mountain smell of pine, to the spices of mulled wine – cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and brandy. In this collection you will find some traditional English recipes from Christmas spiced fudge, mincemeat, Christmas pudding and candied oranges dipped in brandy to special make ahead canapés perfect for the Christmas season.

Where possible try to get ahead and use your freezer to your best advantage ensuring that on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing day yo can spend your time with family and friends and not the oven.

Candied Bergamot or lemon or orange

Christmas spiced fudge

Panettone – my version of the Italian classic