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Mulled Wine

At the time of writing, this is the first year where I have quit alcohol completely. But, one of my favourite things about Christmas is Mulled Wine… not because of the booze, but because of the wonderful Christmassy flavours and how beautiful and warming it is. So, I decided to make a version with Alcohol-Free Red Wine, and it worked brilliantly! But, best of all, this is also perfect if…

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Lebkuchen

We Brits are partial to our Christmas Cake, Christmas Puddings and Mince Pies at Christmas but, for me, one of the nicest sweet treats to have at Christmas is the German spiced biscuit – Lebkuchen! They’re packed full of wonderful Christmassy spices and are quite common in most shops around Christmas now, but these are super easy to make and are guaranteed to make your house smell of Christmas when…

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Stollen

A Stollen has been a staple for me at Christmas time for as long as I can remember now (which isn’t that far, to be fair, I’m getting old…) as it’s a recipe that my Mum makes every year. So I thought I should pick up the mantle this and share my own recipe for a lovely Christmas Stollen with you! In case you aren’t familiar with Stollen, it’s a…

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Panettone

There are many foods that make it feel like Christmas – Turkey, Brussel Sprouts, Fruit Cake, Mince Pies… but one that always signifies Christmas has arrived, for me, is the Italian sweet bread called Panettone. It’s very similar to the French classic, Brioche, in that it’s enriched with butter, eggs and sugar but it’s can also be found packed with fruit, nuts, or both. It takes a bit of time…

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Salted Caramel Mince Pies

Mince Pies are a British Christmas classic, they’re a small, flaky pie filled with dried fruits and spices, which initally arrived on these shores in the 13th century when crusaders returned with recipes for pies containing meats, dried fruits and spices. Initially made with minced meat – hence the name “Mince Pie” – the recipe has changed over the years to be simply a sweet pie filled with mincemeat which…

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