Recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be the member of the party who always orders the Sticky Toffee pudding. Lovingly referred to as STP by its cringeworthy cronies, it is a pud so entirely foolproof that I’ve not yet been on the receiving end of a duff one. Though there have been a couple of close shaves.

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How To Use Leftover Mincemeat

Christmas is over and the New Year has been and gone. And while it’s proving difficult to come to terms with the fact it’s 2015, I bet that you still have some of 2014’s mincemeat hanging around in your fridge. But what is to be done with leftover mincemeat? Well, you can give this recipe for Leftover Mincemeat Apple Crumble a try for starters.

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Eccles Cake Recipe

Growing up, Christmas was the same event year in, year out. The same meal, equally identical decorations and mince pies indistinguishable from one another. That’s not to say that any part of what was dished up was disagreeable, but change helps keep occasions exciting.

A quick and easy rendition of the classic mince pie, these Eccles Cake Mince Pies are packed full of homemade mincemeat and made with flaky puff pastry. Christmas indulgence at its finest.

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Yule Log Recipe

The Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log, is a log-shaped chocolate cake traditionally eaten during Christmas. But the origins of the yule log lie away from the decadent realm of cake, though not so far from festive feasting; even taking us as far back as the Iron Age.

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Scripture Cake Recipe

There’s a long tradition of home cooking in my family; specifically my Mother’s side. While rooting through the remaining possessions of my great aunt Vi little over a week ago, we stumbled across a recipe for Scripture Cake written either by her or my great great grandmother on my grandfather’s side. What else was there to do but give it a try?

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