Christmas

Mince pies with crumbly Italian pastry

Mince pies with crumbly Italian pastry

Mince pies with crumbly Italian pastry. This rich buttery pastry perfectly compliments the spicy deliciousness of British mince pies. You won't go back to shortcrust.

Christmas Shortbread Crunch Biscuits!

I love a crunchy biscuit with a Christmas time cuppa, and lots of home made biscuit recipes end up a bit soft. This one gives a proper crunchy biscuit! With the extra sparkle of the sprinkled sugar and the end. Perfect for after dinner coffee or tea! You can make the dough early, ready to bake with kids or anyone who needs a lttle christmas job!

Gluten-Free Stollen

Gluten-Free Stollen

Gluten-free marzipan lovers can join the feasting with this version of traditional, yeasted German Christmas bread. Made using Shipton Mill bread mix flour, it is enriched with ground almonds and bejewelled with cranberries and apricot pieces soaked in port.

Christmas Malt Bread

Christmas Malt Bread

A moist malted Christmas bread full of spice and fruit. Increase amount of spices (Allspice - 1.5tsp & Cinnamon - 1tsp), if you prefer a stronger flavour. Use Spelt flour instead of Wholewheat. This loaf is approximately 65% hydration.

Festive bread

Festive bread

A delicious bread with festive ingredients, which is as good with cheese or pate, or just dipped into a good quality extra virgin olive oil. The red cranberries give a festive colour.

Soya Good Loaf

Soya Good Loaf

A basic white loaf using Toasted Kibbled Soya to add protein and give a unique texture.

Wholemeal Cheese and Walnut Scones

Perhaps this is not a recipe which would immediately seem characteristic of Christmas but these scones make s wonderful contrast to the richness of Christmas fare. Very versatile they can be made in a large chunky shape for a light lunch with soup or served with a mild cheese like Brie with grapes or for delicious nibbles with drinks cut quite small and serve halved and topped with Brie flashed under the grill to melt.

Chocolately, spicy, fruity, Christmassy tart

This is a movable feast. The basic idea is a rich yet light chocolate tart, in a crisp pastry shell with a fruity bit in the middle. For the Christmas theme I suggest using a cranberry mincemeat.

Cherry Berry Christmas Cake

A light fruity Christmas jam packed with berries and fruits with a hint of jasmine flower and rose fragrant.