Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hotel Chocolat Giveaway and Recipe – Gluten Free Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes! Giveaway now closed.


A couple of months ago, I was asked if I wanted to do a review of some of the new Christmas goodies from the lovely people over at Hotel Chocolat.  I thought about it a bit, and asked if I … Continue reading

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Lets Make Christmas – Marrons Glacés


As my third entry into Lets Make Christmas, I have made Marrons Glacés, mostly following Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s recipe from Channel 4′s River Cottage series in 2009. The first time I made these, I found the third step of the recipe … Continue reading

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Lets Make Christmas – Berry and Cherry (slightly boozy) Jam


  Back in August I posted a recipe for Berry and Cherry Jam.  For the Lets Make Christmas Event at Fortnum and Mason in London, I have made a more festive version, in a flip-top preserving jar to enter into … Continue reading

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Lets Make Christmas – Basler Läckerli


In the summer of 2003 I was sent to Basel in Switzerland to do some work for a customer, and came across these beauties in a store which is somewhat of a local, if not national landmark, Läckerli Huus. On my … Continue reading

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Sticky Toffee Pudding


This is one of my sons favourite puddings, and a perfect warming pudding for when the days are getting colder.   

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