Tag Archives: Christmas baking

Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies

At last, Christmas is almost here!  Over the weekend my Facebook newsfeed was full of excited updates from friends flying home for the festivities, and I confess to being a bit jealous – I do love the urgency and joy … Continue reading

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Posh Spice Cake

My brother always reveals our working class roots by bemoaning the lack of Vienetta on our Christmas table.  It’s true that when we were young we both abhorred Christmas cake and pudding, so we were treated to gigantic portions of … Continue reading

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Ginger Cream Christmas Cake

I was feeling exceptionally festive last weekend.  Not only was it time to open the first door of the advent calendar, but I also had a friend visiting which meant a trip to the Christmas market.  The market in Manchester … Continue reading

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Christmas Puddini Bonbons

I used to hate Christmas pudding.  The smell, the taste.  The mere sight of it was enough to disgust me.  As with so many things though, in the past two years my feelings have completely changed and now I think … Continue reading

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Christmas Snowflakes

For the last two weeks my Facebook news feed seems to have been full of pictures of Christmas trees.  It’s not fair!  If I can’t have a tree until I get home to Manchester, then nor should anyone else.  (Though happily, … Continue reading

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Christmas Cupcakes

I used to love going to my Grandma’s house at Christmas time (well, all year round, obviously, but especially in December).  Though her Christmas tree was smaller than ours at home, it had two very important things going for it.  … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning Muffins

Is there anything more magical than Christmas morning?  As children, waking up first was a badge of honour between my brother and I, though I believe there was only one year when I was the early bird.  He’d come and wake … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Muffins

I’m a forward planner.  I like to know what I’m doing and where I’m going at all times.  And I love Christmas more than anything, so I generally start planning for it in the early summer, picking up little stocking … Continue reading

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Nigella’s Buche de Noel

A yule log, to you and me, but Nigella has that habit of taking fairly normal food and making it seem ten times more glamorous, either with an exotic foreign name or an expensive secret ingredient.  I don’t think this yule … Continue reading

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Melting Snowmen Biscuits

Moving house is an expensive affair in Hong Kong, and Christmas is an expensive affair all around the world, so my bank account has taken a bit of a beating lately.  But nothing will stop me from treating myself to … Continue reading

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