A friend of mine posted a picture on social media, depicting rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur – game over. I decided I wanted to make it. So….. here it is (cobbled together from various online recipes): Ingredients: (you can halve or quarter this for a smaller batch, the gin was just too good a deal to pass up haha!) 1.5l gin (doesn’t have to be … Continue reading It’s All Emu’s Fault. Rhubarb and Ginger Gin.
We received a panettone as a gift and I was stuck for what to do with it, so I decided to make a bread and butter pudding after I’d made some meringue because I had 6 egg yolks hanging about. This is adapted from a Gary Rhodes recipe. Ingredients: 1 medium/large fruit panettone, broken into chunks (if you don’t have one, you could use slices … Continue reading Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding. Tastes Like Christmas.
As the title suggests, I had been drinking wine when I decided to pinch a bit from a Nigella recipe (hence the chocolate meringue) and added some chestnut because there were some in the house from Christmas that I hadn’t found a use for. The result was very tasty, if slightly less aesthetically pleasing than I might have hoped! Ingredients: For the meringue discs: 6 … Continue reading Mont Blanc Gateau. Made it while half cut, still turned out ok.
I’d been planning to do this for weeks, and was very pleased with the result. The method itself, despite the laundry list of ingredients, was very easy, and it came out of the tin with ease! Be warned – the finished cake is enormous so be sure that you have plenty of people to give it to! I haven’t transcribed the recipe as I couldn’t … Continue reading Christmas Spectacular: Mulled Wine Bundt Cake.
Be prepared to smell awful if you make this – but it’s worth it 🙂 Ingredients: The cloves from 4 large heads of garlic, peeled 1 red pepper, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp seas salt 1 tbsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 6 tbsp olive oil White vinegar Method: Divide all the ingredients barring the vinegar between two … Continue reading Preserved Garlic. Anti-Vampiric.
I’m so excited about these I can’t even tell you, and I have to leave them a whole week before eating! 😦 This is a Nigel Slater recipe. Ingredients: Pickling Liquid: 250ml malt vinegar 250ml red wine vinegar 5 tbsp golden caster sugar 3 tbsp sea salt Pickle: 20-30 cherry tomatoes (preferably on the vine, stalks removed and washed) 2 bay leaves 4 peeled garlic … Continue reading Pickled Tomatoes. Red Globes of Glory.
Whilst looking for a beetroot pickle recipe I came across this little beauty. If you don’t want this to be spicy, leave the chilli flakes out. If you’re daring – leave them in! Ingredients: 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks (approx. 600g) 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half 10 whole cloves 1 tsp chilli flakes 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup white vinegar Method: Put all … Continue reading Pickled Pineapple. Spicy AF.
So, bark is an American thing, which is basically chocolate with stuff either in it or on it, snapped into pieces. It’s ridiculously simple but looks really lovely. The chocolate isn’t tempered so it may get a cocoa “bloom” on it after a while but will still be edible in spite of this. Besides, it probably won’t last that long! Ingredients: 600g white chocolate 1 … Continue reading Woof. It’s Oreo Bark.
Merry Crimble! Here’s some crumbly fudge from an American recipe. You don’t need a sugar thermometer and it’s only a few ingredients, so it’s easy peasy 🙂 Ingredients: 1 cup Nutella 1 cup unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup chopped mixed nuts 4 cups icing sugar, sifted Sprinkles of your choice to decorate, if desired (I used snowflakes) Method: In … Continue reading Nutella Fudge. Crimbly crumbly..
Do you know someone who warrants a lump of coal in their stocking, albeit a delicious one? Here’s the recipe you need, originally from the US. Easy, simple and effective! Ingredients: 5 cups of white marshmallows (around 300g) 4 tbsp (about 60g) of unsalted butter 1 packet of Oreos (154g) Method: Grease an 8″ square tin or dish In a food processor, blitz the Oreos … Continue reading Lumps of Coal – Naughty, and Nice.