Gingerbread house

Now – the final of my one-post-per-day-till-Christmas session. I’ve been working on this on and off for the last few days. It’s the first time I’ve done it, and the kids helped. We did a pretty good job as far as I’m concerned, and I dare you to defy the family Walton. I was particularly disappointed…

White Christmas Fudge

This is the most basic of fudge, and has the added benefit of being egg-free. Like all my recipes it is very versatile – feel free to replace the flavours with your own. Ingredients 225g chocolate 100g sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/3 cup pistachios and dried cranberries (craisins) Instructions melt chocolate, stir…

Turkey Pie

I’m planning my leftovers already. But I really don’t like the sound of Bridget Jones’ “curry turkey buffet”. Anyway, this recipe uses everything, including gravy, cold peas and stuffing. Ingredients: cooked turkey, chopped or flaked (about 3 cups) 1 leek, diced finely 2 stalks celery, diced finely dash of olive oil fresh thyme to taste…

Soft Chocolate Truffles

Yesterday I put up the recipe for my white chocolate truffles, and you may have realized that it is fairly flexible. This is a deviation, with whole hazelnuts, and without half a cup of dry ingredients stirred through, which makes the chocolate more like a fudge in texture. Ingredients: 250g milk chocolate 60ml cream dash…