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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Copycat Rakusen’s fruit flapjacks!

I recently received some terrible news. Are you sitting down? Rakusen’s are discontinuing their fruit flapjacks. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I know I can’t be alone in feeling devastated, as almost everyone I’ve mentioned it to has said, “but they’re the best thing they make!” Sadly, …

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Chopped and fried gefilte fish aka ‘fishballs’

How to make delicious, crispy, 'chopped & fried' gefilte fish balls from scratch - so much better than shop bought! Eat them with chraine for a real treat!

Chopped and fried gefilte fish, or ‘C&F’ as it was known in our house, was a regular fixture on our family menu. My Grandma would make it every week, on a Thursday, first mincing the fish and onion using a hand-cranked mincing machine, then adding the egg, seasoning and matza …

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Mouthwatering stuffed vegetables to celebrate the harvest season

Stuffed vegetables, brimming with abundant fillings, are traditionally eaten to celebrate the autumn harvest. Tuck in to these delicious dishes and enjoy!

Succot, the Jewish autumn harvest festival, is surely party to some of the oddest practices in the Jewish calendar. If we aren’t parading round shul waving citrus fruits and bunches of foliage, we’re eating dinner in a draughty hut in the garden. To the untrained eye, we must look properly bizarre. And yet, …

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