Browsing All posts tagged under »Dried Fruit«

Grown-Up Mince Pies

December 15, 2010


I’m always a little undecided on mince pies…. I love the sweet, sticky fruit in the middle but generally get a bit bored of the pastry. Hence, if I’m making mince pies, they are generally lid-less (this is potentially also a sign of my hopeless pastry skills). Anyway, this recipe was a happy accident. I […]

Christmas Stollen

December 4, 2010


As you will know from my last post, I am rather fond of fruit cake and Stollen is really just a variation of fruit cake with the marzipan encased inside rather than over the top. I learnt this recipe at The School of Artisan Cooking, which I wrote about last week. Here, I learnt two memorable […]

Boozy-Woozy Fruit Cake

December 1, 2010


I love fruit cake! Out of all the cakes in the world, a nice, rich fruit cake does it for me! I love it’s sweetness, it’s denseness and it’s moistness. I love that it’s always there at the really special occasions (weddings, christenings, birthdays, Christmas…). I love that baking it is a labour of love, from soaking […]

Fruit & Nut Biscotti

November 12, 2010


Biscuits are the dieters demon….if I don’t buy them, I’m safe from their alluring crunch, but put me in a meeting with a plate of hob nobs and my resolve weakens too quickly for my own good. I’ve always been a fan of biscotti, for their ability to satisfy the biscuit need without all of […]