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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Rustic apple galettes with honey and thyme

Apple galettes with honey and thyme

September is here, the air is getting crisper, the leaves have started to turn golden, and autumn is on its way. Maybe it’s the season, or maybe its the fact that Rosh Hashanah is looming, but this time of year is all about APPLES. Crisp, juicy, sweet, fresh, delicious, ripe, lovely …

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Individual berry cheesecakes – a Shavuot treat!

Fruity berry cheesecake topped by a plain cheesecake layer, & decorated with berry syrup swirls. These cute & easy individual cheesecakes are just divine!

Last year, Cambridge enjoyed its first Shavuot garden party, held in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Fellows Garden. The sun shone, Pimms was drunk, and a lovely time was had by all. The week before the event, I had been busy busy busy, making brownies, mini victoria sponge cakes, meringues, …

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Streusel-topped blueberry muffins – for Pesach! Grain- & gluten-free.

These fruity muffins are moist, crumbly, & bursting with juicy blueberries! Perfect for Pesach (Passover), they're free from gluten, kitniot, & gebrokhts, they're delicious at any time.

Before I go any further, just take a look at these muffins.  Golden, luscious, inviting, and topped with crunchy, crumbly streusel topping.  And completely 100% kosher for Pesach! I can’t tell you how excited I am about these muffins. They are SO GOOD! Moist but crumbly, lightly spiced, and bursting with …

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Fruit and nut breakfast loaf – for Pesach! Grain- gluten- dairy- & sugar-free

Packed with dried fruits & nuts, this naturally gluten-free breakfast loaf is delicious with lashings of butter. Enjoy it on Pesach, or all year round!

There are three foods that we seem to eat an awful lot of at Pesach. They are 1) matza – obviously, 2) eggs, and 3) dried fruit – to attempt to alleviate some of the digestive effects of items 1 and 2! I don’t know about you, but a bowl …

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted British (Christian) food traditions, largely without a second thought. No-one would look askance at a Jewish family tucking into turkey and mince pies in December, or …

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Insanely good zingy lemon and berry blondie bars

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondie bars are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy.

Almost a year ago we loaned Kipper’s old car seat and stroller to some friends who were expecting their first baby. When I ran into the Mum and not-so-little Baby at the shops last month, I realised we were VERY overdue for a catch-up, and we invited them round for tea. …

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