A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe Today is Stir Up Sunday, which means that Christmas is only a whisker away now, well exactly 4 weeks to be exact. I have shared many traditions and customs for this special day it the culinary calendar, which you can read here Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian… 

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Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Baked Apples

Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey Walks to the hen-house crackle with frosted leaves and frozen grass now and a cheeky little wind plays havoc with my dressing gown, as I am never dressed when I make the mad dash to the end of the garden at “silly o’clock”… 

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Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe)

Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe)

Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe) The humble mince pie needs little embellishments in my humble opinion – a crisp, crumbly and buttery shortcrust pastry base filled with fruity home-made mincemeat, with a dash of brandy, and a simple lid of more buttery pastry – a sprinkling of caster sugar maybe, or even a little… 

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Brilliant British Bakeware: Chicken & Leek Patchwork Pie, Mince Pies and Mincemeat Recipes

Mince Pies

Brilliant British Bakeware: Chicken & Leek Patchwork Pie, Mince Pies and Mincemeat Recipes I know I am always banging on about British ingredients and products on my blog, but, it’s important to me that I try to fly the flag for all things British, especially in these austere times when buying British may help keep companies afloat… 

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The Scented Home, Flowers and Boozy Mincemeat for Let’s Make Christmas

Boozy fat-free mincemeat

The Scented Home,  Flowers  and  Boozy Mincemeat for   Let’s Make Christmas  Sun dappled skies enticed me to venture outside sans jumper mid-morning, and as soon as the cold air stole my breath and hung like a cloud in front of me, I knew the time had come, not only to start my festive preparations,… 

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