Last minute Chanukah mince pies with 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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Jam doughnut pull-apart challah

Pull apart the soft, fluffy, cinnamon scented balls of sweet challah, & bite into a centre of deliciously fruity strawberry jam. A Chanukah Shabbat treat!

Do you ever use the recipe for one thing to make something else? Last year I made doughnuts for Chanukah and wondered whether the smooth, pliable dough would make good challah if it was baked instead of deep fried. This thought has been fermenting in the back of my mind all year, …

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Menorah waffles! A super-easy, cute 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! My daughter Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However, …

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Oven-fried delicious potato latkes

oven-fried potato latkes

Chanukah is here at last! What a day Kipper and I have had. We started off in London to see the stage production of The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, at JW3. I’m always amazed at how a book that can be read in 5 minutes can be turned into an hour …

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Crispy Chanukah chocolate bark

Crispy Chanukah chocolate bark

I love the latkes and doughnuts and delicious fried foods that Chanukah has to offer but it does seem that people who celebrate Christmas get all the chocolate. They’ve got chocolate advent calendars and the chocolate tree decorations, not to mention the selection packs and chocolate santas… It just isn’t …

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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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