Chanukah mince pies with Palwin kiddush wine mincemeat

The quick & easy filling for these festive mince pies is fruity, sweet, spicy and delicious, enhanced with kiddush wine and rum! Make a batch today ?

Nothing heralds the start of the festive season more than a plate of homemade, fragrant, warm mince pies. Sweet, spicy, fruity and delicious, they are a staple of the British winter holiday season. And since mince pies have no apparent religious significance, I can see no reason not to slot them …

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Menorah waffles! Super-easy Chanukah breakfast

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was pretty much guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However, …

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Spiralized sweet potato latkes… in the waffle-maker!

Sometimes, circumstances combine in unlikely ways to create something fabulous. I think it’s called serendipity. In this case, I had a giant sweet potato from my organic veg box, I was mulling the possibilities for interesting latkes ahead of Chanukah, and I had waffle-makers (and spiralisers) on the brain, having …

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Spiced olive oil cupcakes – for Chanukah!

spiced olive oil cupcakes #Chanukah #hanukkah

Chanukah cooking is traditionally all about the OIL. And fair enough, it is pretty central to the miracle*, after all. But, enough with the frying already! Latkes, doughnuts, beignets… surely there’s another way to incorporate oil into something delicious? With this in mind, I set about creating these cupcakes. Olive …

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‘Tarted up’ mince pies – extra-fruity mincemeat hand pies

Extra fruity mincemeat hand pies

It can’t be ignored that Jews like their food. It’s an old joke that the archetypal Jewish festival can be summarised by the phrase, “they tried to kill us, we survived, now let’s eat!” but there really does seem to be a traditional dish for even the most minor of …

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